Strong leadership comes from knowledge and practice. A good leader is someone who takes the effort to hone his leadership skills through learning and effective implementation at work. While different people or leaders may be lacking in different areas and would have their own reading list of books, some important leadership strategies that could be handy for all (especially project managers).
In this article at Girl’s Guide to PM, Elizabeth Harrin shares her favorite list of leadership books that have helped project managers turn around critical scenarios.
The Book Gallery
Knowledge is useful only when it is sound enough to be implemented. There are million of leadership books available in the market or online that offer strong leadership strategies. However, very few talks about the real-time implementation and impacts. Harrin talks about her own experience with the books mentioned below and reaffirms that these strategies are truly impactful. Let’s have a quick look at them:
The Accidental Leader by Harvey Robbins & Michael Finley
When you are suddenly in-charge of a project or new assignment, you might get puzzled about what to do next or how to proceed. This book helps you groom yourself to the new leadership position and manage the team members well.
Business Leadership for IT Projects by Gary Lloyd
People assuming leadership position with no technical background may truly struggle to derive the best value out of IT projects. This book is a gift for them and helps them understand the technical elements of projects.
Why Should Anyone Be Led by You by Rob Goffee & Gareth Jones
This book is more about working on yourself as a leader rather than fitting into someone else’s shoe. It helps you analyse your leadership style and using it in the best possible way.
Virtual Leadership by Penny Pullan
Leaders dealing with remote project teams can have a tough time managing or coordinating tasks. The art of virtual leadership is an asset in the present IT scenario and this book offers what you need to build that asset.
To read the original article click on the following link: https://www.girlsguidetopm.com/leadership-books-project-managers/