The Discipline of Project Leadership

Last week I began studying The Art of War by Sun Tzu. While reading some of the tenets of strategy I picked a few of my favorite and re-wrote them to apply toward project management. In my list, I believe a project leader is a disciplined manager who has transcended the basic application of best practices and become a master of the art. The following represent my top four laws for project leadership:

  1. The project leader is evident when the number of applicants exceeds the conscripts.
  2. Project leaders evidence their abilities by accomplishing difficult goals.
  3. A project leader delivers results from the resources at hand.
  4. A project leader is evidenced by the time devoted to the applied enhancement of skills.

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