4.0 out of 5 stars
Think People or Fail (Probably)!, 25 Mar. 2012
This is a well rounded and very accessible introduction to a critical area in project management: The people dimension and how psychological models and tools can be used to improve project success.
The project management profession recognises the need for a wide range of leadership competencies (e.g. APM Body of Knowledge). Most of what is presented will be familiar to anyone who has undertaken leadership development programmes, CPD around soft skill competencies, etc. The strength of this book is how it brings together psychological approaches to these competencies in the context of project management. It does this well, provding good insight and awarness to the reader, and provides direction to further reading.
If I have one criticism, and accepting each area is a substantive topic in its own right and may require specialist intervention, it is that more practical and usable content (e.g. tools and checklists)could be presented.