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The Link between Project Management Leadership and Project Success
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Management.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

The main endeavor of this thesis paper was to explore and uncover the correlations between leadership competencies and productive performance in project management. The aspiration was to shed light on key leadership attributes critical for project success and to underline the significance of implementing these competencies in a project environment. This research paper begins with a focus on the value of general leadership and elaborates on the effectives of each leadership style. In today’s world of multitasking and constant development, leaders are a fundamental component for any organization to succeed. Leaders take on large responsibilities and move organizations forward. This thesis underlines that, in the field of project management is typically more crucial, due to the involvement and constant integration of multiple projects in organizations. The unique demand and integration of projects creates a need of having qualified project managers, in particular leader those that bring a set of positive attributes to the project and the organization. This thesis presents a highly reflective view of the ideal leadership attributes essential for a project manager; these competencies are grouped as managerial, emotional and intelligence characteristics. Idealistically, the study expanded on principals such as project performance, leadership behaviors, effective project competences and critical project manager traits. Through the combinations of these factors, we have established a strong ground of our findings and have introduced a research model that presented the relationship between project leadership theory and elements of project success. In principle, the research model along with an insightful survey was developed applying qualitative and quantitative technicalities to further support and validate the data that was explored and evaluated in this research paper. Within the confinements of these studies, the objective was to uncover the key constructive factors that project managers ought to exercise to achieve effectiveness in project milestones.

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2011. , 59 p.
Keyword [en]
Leadership, Project Management, Project Leadership Success Factors
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-4453Local ID: diva2:831794
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
573164647912Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2011-06-22 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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