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Leadership styles in project management

Lets say that your company wants to develop special leadership-oriented resources for project managers in its new project management office. This is a complex topic due to a wide variety of recognized, mainstream styles of leadership combined with different team situations across projects and within the same project from stage to stage.
What would you do to prevent clash of leadership styles from impacting your organization's proposed new leadership initiative negatively and why?
How does management of a project differ from management of a program that consists of several inter-related projects?
What project communication methods and tools will be appropriate in this case?

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What would you do to prevent clash of leadership styles from impacting your organization's proposed new leadership initiative negatively and why?
A leadership training objective must include understanding different styles of leadership, how to work within the strengths of each of those styles, and that conflict is a normal part of any process.
The first is educate everyone within project management about the different types of leaders. Identifying the ones the company prefers to work with can help those with different styles begin to adopt attitudes and behaviors of those. These might include better communication, more input during decision making, more responsibility for workers in their job responsibilities. For the laisse faire, this might mean more oversight of group work and more attention ...

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A review of leadership styles and how they can be problems and solutions in project management and program management.

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