You aren’t just a Project Manager. You are also a Project Leader. But what have you learned about theories and models of leadership? In this video, I’ll give you a primer of the Leadership Models that Project Managers Need to Know.
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There are three types of leadership model:
Kouzes and Posner documented a whole load of traits that people look for in our leaders:
There are many Contingency theories and models of Situational Leadership
What is Situational Leadership?
These models were developed by (among others):
In his book, The New Leaders, Daniel Goleman sets out six styles of leadership:
Roles models tend to be of two kinds:
John Adair’s Three Circles model is a good example of a transactional leadership model. The three roles are to look after:
In addition, to these, I would add Communication.
James McGregor Burns did the early work on Transformational Leadership. But the best model was developed by Bernard Bass. This sets out four roles for the transformational leader.
What is Transformational Leadership?
Finally, for me, the prime leadership model recognizes our role as a servant to the team we lead. You can view Servant Leadership as a
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Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.
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