Leadership: Project Management

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Leadership Paper This short paper is about leadership and management. The initial part of this paper will explore the qualities of leadership and its affect on project management. The next section will investigate some of the CEO 's management styles and their comparable success rates within industry. The reflection of project management 's code of ethics affect on leadership in general concludes the research presentation. The writer concludes with his own summation of leadership.
Effective leaders are rare. They are created through the trials and tribulations of managing or working with people in a variety of settings. Most good leaders have had their fair share of hard knocks that awakened them to the greater
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The attention given to this process empowers the leadership skills of each member of the team. Empowered leaders facilitate action and results, often better than anticipated.
CEO Comparisons
Leadership styles that are successful in one industry may not garner the same results in another. The integrity of James Burke, CEO of Johnson & Johnson, led the company out of a potential disaster when Tylenol 's tampering took place. Instead of following the recommendations of both the FBI and the Food and Drug Association, they recalled the entire supply on the market, even replacing customers ' capsule bottles with tablets. On the other hand, had he been faced with the knowledge that fossil fuel use is polluting air, ground, and waters of the world, would he have recalled the oil?
Realistically, CEOs management styles are often tailored to their particular industry. Defense contractors have traditionally been led by job threat rather than job rewards. Managing by threat of loss creates a company atmosphere of mistrust, which is diametrically opposed to current management philosophy. This kind of leadership [threat] would certainly not work in an environmentally impacted or socially-driven organization. Many companies in this industry have initiated a variety of sensitivity programs to bolster productivity. The resistance to a change of management philosophy of a cultural creative in the defense industry would be equally ineffective,
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