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Leadership is Vital for Project Managers to Achieve Project Efficacy

Author Affiliations

  • 1COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, PAKISTAN
  • 2 Department of Leadership and Management Studies, National Defense University, Islamabad, PAKISTAN
  • 3 Faculty of Management and Human Resource Development, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor Bahru, MALAYSIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 2, Issue (6), Pages 99-102, June,2 (2013)


The aim of this article is to highlight the significance of leadership skills that are vital for project managers while managing projects effectively and efficiently. An interesting observation has been noted from literature in the field of project management that research on leadership of project managers is still limited even though calls have been made to conduct more research for more than one decade. It becomes important to understand and adopt leadership skills and competences to cope with modern challenges of project which affect on success or failure of project. The function of project managers is rapidly evolving from managing or directing to leading the projects who must possess essential knowledge, skills, and new emerging concept of leadership. The utility of project management will be more exciting, challenging and critical in coming years, while the position of project manager will also be much more diverse. Future research has been suggested in similar field.


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