Follow the leader
Teams are built when team members develop positive relationships among themselves. This article explains how project managers can develop their relationships with their team members. In doing so, it identifies the key to simultaneously balancing the values and interests of executives and team members; it describes the barrier--common in today's global marketplace--to forming positive relationships with executives and team members. It then outlines seven practices that can help project managers develop a strong and beneficial relationship with their superiors, one that can also help them strengthen their relationship with their teams.