Leadership in a world of change

A recent article in the business pages of a prominent newspaper illustrates the dilemma experienced by individuals and organizations when it comes to project management in the 1990s. A management consultant, responding to the apparent failure of many team-based organizational initiatives, fell into the “Yes, but...” trap. “Yes, I’m in favour of teamwork, it can accomplish a great deal in the right setting; but a team can’t be held accountable.” “The day a team walks into my office and shakes my hand and makes a promise,” he relays, “then I’ll agree a team can be held accountable.” He goes on to make a case for the restoration of the traditional management approach.
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