Of might and men
Regardless of the project type implemented, all project managers must accomplish one thing: Deliver an outcome that meets the client's requirements while managing the complexities and uncertainties involved in implementing initiatives within today's volatile global business environment. This article--authored by the senior engineering commander responsible for the US Army Corps of Engineers reconstruction of Baghdad, Iraq--details three leadership qualities that can help project teams deliver projects that meet stakeholder expectations. In doing so, it describes the soft-skill qualities that project managers must develop to become effective leaders. It then explains the three techniques, describing how each technique can help project managers motivate their teams to perform their roles and deliver a solution that meets the client's requirements.