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leader to be seen as having integrity, which means she can be trusted” (Lewis, 2003, p. 175). Shimon needs to step up and be a true leader in this situation. If he practices relationship management it will assist him with gaining the creditability he needs to push the project forward. The team members need reassurance and to know that he realizes the challenges that have been presented by losing the two key members. Some team members may be upset or angry that the key members of the team are absent during the most crucial phase of the project. Showing the team members that he empathizes with them and is there to support their needs, will assist with gaining trust and credibility from the remaining team. At the initiation of the project, when Shimon was determining the best suited contracting Project Manager, he was assertive and direct in his approach. He had enough experience to determine that he needed a specific type of Project Manager with the right sensitivities to the task at hand. Shimon researched each aspect of his execution in making sure this was done properly. Once the contracting Project Manager, Israel was onboard, Shimon allowed him to take over aspects of the project that fell under his scope of responsibility. If it were not for some of Israel’s negotiation and decision-making skills, the project would have gone off schedule and budget. “When the designated leader lacks credibility, people may turn for guidance to someone else in the group whom they trust and respect. This means the official leader may not be able to actually lead the team at all” (Lewis, 2003, p.171). Shimon did have the wherewithal to hire a specialized
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BUILDING OF MEMORY: MANAGING CREATIVITY THROUGH ACTION 6 Project Manager, but also needed to use that same planning and focus when handling other issues throughout the project that fell under his responsibility as the Project leader. References Harrin, E. (2016, May 2). Managing Changes On Projects While Keeping It Moving Forward. Retrieved from https://www.thebalancecareers.com/managing-changes- on-projects-4041353 John Jones, DeAnne Aguirre, and Matthew Calderone. (2004, April 15). 10 Principles of Change Management. Retrieved from https://www.strategy- business.com/article/rr00006?gko=643d0 Kloppenborg, T., Shriberg, A., & Venkatraman, J. (2003). Project Leadership (p. 60). Lewis, J. P. (2003). Project leadership (p. 175). New York: McGraw-Hill. Tips on Knowing Your Target Audience When Communicating Within an Organization. (2011, December 12). Retrieved from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/tips- knowing-target-audience-communicating-within-organization-36023.html
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