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Impact of General Leadership on Project LeadershipThe results of the investigation show some consistency with insight provided by general leadership literature. Specifically, it has been suggested that, when such environmental characteristics as uncertainty and volatility increase, there is a greater need for leadership. The research findings suggest that, when some project characteristics are present—suchas a novel project that requires considerable innovation—more leadership-focused skills and competencies, such as people skills and vision, become more important. This also strongly supports the assertion that the context within which the leadership occurs impacts the level of leadership needed. It appears that project manager skills and competencies associated with project management and those associated with project leadership may be most effectively used on projects when used in combination according to the type of project being delivered.ConclusionMany factors contribute to project success; one of the most important is theeffectiveness of the project manager. The investigation discussed in this paper reveals that a static list of project manager skills and competencies may not most effectively reflect the skills and competencies that will be most important for them on projects. This is particularly relevant because projects have differing characteristics and are delivered in a changing business environment, and different combinations of skills and competencies may be most important.The study showed that the most important project manager skills and competencies change significantly when the project characteristics and the project environment change. Specifically, the top five most important skills and competencies for project managers are very different when a project has a particular characteristic, such as being very large or having a high level of risk. Because these changes to the key project characteristics of projects impact the skills and competencies associated with effective leadership, a list of elements for most effective project manager leadership cannot be static. Overall, these findings show that the ways in which project

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Term
Spring
Professor
SirNonong
Tags
Management, Project Management, project manager

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