Book Reviews

"The Power of Project Management Leadership - Your Guide on how to Achieve Outstanding results"
by Laszlo Retfalvi
Reviewed by Rosemary Mills

Happy New Year!  At this time of year when we all do some reflection of our lives and career, have you ever wondered how you measure up as compared to other professionals in your chosen field?  Whether a seasoned or a young professional, is it clear to me what core skills I need to have to be successful?  When was the last time I did an assessment of my effectiveness?   Do I know if I excel in the core skills of a project management professional?   Or do I have an area (or two) that I have opportunities for improvement? 

In his book entitled "The Power of Project Management Leadership - Your Guide on how to Achieve Outstanding results" the author Laszlo Retfalvi describes the key skills for project managers.  Those skills described are Project Management Expertise, Core Leadership Skills, Risk-Smart Attitude and Accountability-based Behaviour.

For those who attended PDD 2018, I encourage you to read the book provided by the author.  Take the Project Management Leadership Assessment to determine your opportunities for improvement.

This the Amazon description of the book:
Very few initiatives today are so simple that they require little or no project management to guide them along. Those days are behind us. Now it takes project management leadership to successfully drive today's aggressive and complex projects. Mastering project management leadership is what makes any Project Manager an outstanding Project Manager. Perfect for all levels of project management practitioners, The Power of Project Management Leadership lays out critical groundwork for creating successful and outstanding Project Managers. This includes not only Project Managers at every level, but also important and, at times, overlooked individuals who support project management activities as well as those who interact with Project Managers as part of their work. Based on extensive and practical industry experience, the Project Management Leadership Model(c) is used as a framework and guide to better understand and develop the critical skills needed to achieve this highly sought-after level of project manager performance. The material also includes a very important assessment aspect. Readers will be able to assess their skills using the model and determine areas that may need improvement. Also included is a section with information to help readers develop these areas. Written in a concise, easy-to-understand, non-technical manner, it is a valuable addition to any Project Manager's library.