May 21, 2015 by Heikki Hartikainen
Book: The Power of Project Leadership – 7 keys to help you transform from project manager to project leader
“The world needs your genius and it needs your leadership” (p1, The Power of Project Leadership)
The new book of Susanne Madsen The Power of Project Leadership: 7 keys to help you transform from project manager to project leader was released only a few months ago, in January 2015. It presents good insights and innovative ideas of a professional with great expertise in the management and leadership spheres. Based on a practical and engaging approach, it relies on over 25 interviews with leading project management experts.
The book is introduced by some observations and statistics on project management, notably made by the Project Management Institute. Did you know that “only 56 percent of strategic initiatives meet their original goals and business intent”? As a result, organizations lose $ 109 million for every $ 1 billion invested in projects and programs! Whether you are a project manager, a program manager, a team leader, a department head, an MBA student, a trainer, or someone engaged in leading others, you could be interested in this book. Moreover, it is recommended by many professionals of management.
Within The Power of Project Leadership, Susanne Madsen offers an overarching seven-steps framework that clearly helps the reader in his journey to becoming a great leader. Here are the seven keys to project leadership that she suggests:
– Be authentic
– Lead with vision
– Improve and innovate
– Empower the team
– Get close to your stakeholders
– Establish a solid foundation
– Work with intent
All in all, The Power of Project Leadership helps project managers to transform into effective project leaders by shifting their managerial and task orientated mindset into one of inspiration, motivation and collaboration.
If you have read The Power of Project Leadership, let us know what you think of it by letting a comment below!
Susanne Madsen is a world-wide recognized project leadership coach, trainer and consultant. She will present a keynote on The Power of Project Leadership at the Project Management Forum, held in Helsinki on September 22, 2015.