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Research indicates that emotional intelligence (EI) accounts for an astonishing 70-80 percent of management success. Technical expertise just isn’t enough anymore: project managers need strong interpersonal skills and the ability to recognize emotional cues in order to lead their teams to success. Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers introduces readers to all facets of EI and shows how emotions can be leveraged to meet project goals. They’ll learn how to: · Set the tone and direction for the project· Communicate effectively· Motivate, inspire, and engage their team· Encourage flexibility and collaboration· Deal productively with stress, criticism, and change· Establish the kind of high morale that attracts top performers· And more. The second edition includes several expanded sections on self-awareness and self-management, as well as a new chapter on using EI to lead Agile Teams and a close look at Servant Leadership. Without the people skills necessary to lead effectively, even the most care fully orchestrated project can fall apart. This indispensable guide gives project managers the tools they need to create winning teams and get the job done right and on time.
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In order to run projects successfully, project managers need to master more than the requisite technical knowledge. The more complex the project, the more significant their interpersonal skills become to achieving a successful outcome. Without the people skills necessary to lead effectively, even the most carefully orchestrated project can quickly fall apart.
Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers introduces readers to the basic concepts of emotional intelligence and shows how to apply them to their project goals. Readers will learn how to:
* set the tone and direction for the project
* communicate more effectively
* improve listening skills
* create a positive work environment
* motivate, coach, and mentor team members
* productively handle stress, criticism, and blame
* and more.
Complete with checklists and self-assessments, this handy guide enables project managers to apply these important skills to their projects right away.From the Back Cover:
Technical knowledge alone just isn't enough to bring the toughest projects in successfully. You need good people skills. Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers introduces you to the basic concepts of emotional intelligence and shows how you can apply them to your project goals. You'll learn to use interpersonal skills to get more out of your people and achieve greater results with less effort.
Even if you already recognize the role and value of emotions in the workplace—the way relationships influence the way decisions are made and work gets done— Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers gives you the tools and guidance you need to take your E.I. to a higher level, bringing projects in on time and under budget by changing the way you interact with your people. Packed with checklists and self-assessments, this book shows you how to:
Set the tone and direction for the project · Communicate more effectively · Improve your listening skills · Motivate, coach, and mentor your team members · Create a positive work environment · Establish the kind of high team morale that will help you attract and retain high performing project team members · Productively handle stress, criticism, and blame · Cast a vision for project objectives that will energize, inspire, and motivate your people · Leverage emotional information to make better decisions
The more complex the project, the more significant your interpersonal skills become to achieving a successful outcome. Rich with real-world examples, guidance, and step-by-step techniques, Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers will help you make the leap from being a good project manager to being a great one.
Anthony Mersino, PMP, has more than 20 years of project management experience. He has worked at IBM, Ameritech, and Unisys, and consults for such clients as Abbott Laboratories and NORC at the University of Chicago. He teaches courses for ESI International and Northwestern University and is a member of the National Speakers Association, the Project Management Institute, and the American Society for the Advancement of Project Management.
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