© 2013, 7" x 10,” 172 pages
Product Code B203
By Bernardo Tirado, PMP
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Maximizing Project Success Through Human Performance
Acquire the leadership skills that are the hallmark of the successful project manager!
Project management is often
defined by processes and methodology, but projects are accomplished by
people. Successfully leading those people is the core of a project
manager’s job. Even the seasoned project manager will encounter
situations that present unique leadership challenges.
Bernardo Tirado offers a clear path to
help develop leadership skills within the project management framework.
Using a hands-on, practical approach, he presents a model for taking any
project manager’s leadership skills to the next level. His model
focuses on techniques to develop and apply three areas of
awareness—self-awareness, awareness of team dynamics, and organizational
or “political” awareness. The first three parts of the book provide
tools for understanding and influencing behavior and the last part
brings the three types of awareness together in a case study.
Exercises throughout make the book interactive and offer a continual assessment of the reader’s progress.
Introduction to Workplace Psychology • Individual: How to Become a Great
Project Leader • Understanding Sense of Self • Creating a Consistent
Brand • Building Advocates • Navigating through Organizational
Politics • Team: Understanding How Groups Work • Profiling People at
Work • Understanding Power Dynamics • Identifying the Informal Leader •
Organization: How to Build and Lead a High-Performing Team • Building a
High-Performing Team • SWOT Analyzing Your Existing Team • Influencing
without Authority • Projects: How to Make Sure Your Project is
Successful • Principles of Change Management • Determining
Organizational Readiness • Case Study
About the Author
Bernardo Tirado, PMP, is
an industrial psychologist, a Six Sigma black belt, and chief executive
officer of The Project Box, LLC, a human performance consulting company
specializing in project management, sales, and social media. He’s been a
senior executive with several Fortune 500 financial firms, where he
built global shared services, transformed organizations through process
improvement, and developed new business capabilities.