Leadership Style and Project Management

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GROUP PROJECT IN
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
LEADERSHIP
K Hobbs, C Meadows, R Bosunia, T Irvine, G Lambert
16/05/2014

Group Project

EG5551

How does leadership style impact on project success, in particular Transformational and Transactional styles and do different industries display varying traits ?

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Table of Contents
1. Acknowledgement

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2. Abstract

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3. List of Tables / Figures / Graphs

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4. Introduction

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5. Literature Review
5.1. Leadership and Management
5.2. Leadership Styles and Models
5.2.1. MBTI
5.2.2. Emotional Intelligence
5.2.3. Situational Leadership
5.2.4. Hay/McBer model which identified 6 distinct leadership styles 5.2.5. L4 model which contains four culture patterns
5.2.6. Transformational vs Transactional
5.2.7. Passive Avoidance

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5.3. Project Success
5.4. Project Managers Leadership Style
5.5. Organisational Leadership & Development Programs

6. Leadership Survey Strategy
6.1. Survey Development
6.2. Survey Demographics
6.2.1. Aerospace
6.2.2. Construction
6.2.3. IT
6.2.4. Oil & Gas EPC
6.2.5. Oil & Gas Upstream
6.3. Survey Analysis
6.3.1. Transformational Leadership
6.3.2. Transactional Leadership
6.3.3. Passive Avoidant Leadership

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6.3.4. Outcome of Leadership – Extra Effort
6.3.5. Outcomes of Leadership – Effectiveness
6.3.6. Outcomes of Leadership – Satisfaction
6.3.7. Project Success
6.4. Summary of results

7. Conclusions & Recommendations

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8. Bibliography

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Appendix 1 – survey
Appendix 2 – Working together in a group

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1. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Our group would like to express our thanks to the following persons for their help and support throughout the generation of this project





Dr Robin Henderson for his help support and guidance
The group for their continued support to one another throughout this assignment Our families whilst we have been focused on these deliverables. The many participants in answering our survey.

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2. ABSTRACT
This research paper looks to explore the various types of leadership styles that have been studied and implemented over the years and how these relate to Project Management, particularly looking for any consistencies between the leadership style being demonstrated and the relative success of the project. Does a leader fit into one style or do they adapt to the situation or project at hand (different situations and dealing with different people require changes in leadership approach, especially where culture/national differences are present)?

The main questions we will look to explore and build on are 1. What do we mean by leadership, is a leader different from simply being a manager? 2. Identify key leadership styles, their attributes and the benefits of each style. 3. Specify what defines project success and how different leadership styles can improve the chances of success.

The literature review firstly focused on the difference between managers and leaders, Yukl (2002) states that a person can be a good leader without being a manager and a person can be a manager without leading. Rost (1991) also describes management as an authority relationship that exists between a manager and subordinates to produce and sell goods and services. Rost also describes leadership as a multidirectional influence relationship between a leader and followers with the mutual purpose of accomplishing real change. These initial findings suggested you could be one without being the other. However the findings of the literature review suggested that to be a Successful Project Manager you should have leadership skills (Yukl, 2002) but they do not assume that leaders and managers are different types of people. It can be considered that to be a successful project manager that the...
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