Identifying the soft skills for project leadership Dr. Qian SHIAssociate professor,School of Economics and Management,Tongji University,Siping Road 1239, Shanghai 200092, P.R.China email@example.com
Main content • 1.Introduction • 2.Related research • 3.Interview/Questionnaires • 4.Data analysis and study findings • 5.Conclusion
1.Introduction • Background Project leadership is one of key topics for research in project management fields in the last a few years. Although many papers have been published in this field, there is still a lack of research especially in mainland China.
Objectives This research has drawn on a systematic study that is helpful to build the body of knowledge regarding leadership skills of project leaders with specific reference to the Chinese context.
2. Related research • Literatures review
Interview In this stage, we have interviewed twenty participants using a set of open-ended questions with regard to project leadershipas well as project organization performance including: • "What are the factors that lead to a successful project team? Or what are the factors that lead to an unsuccessful project team?" • "What are the basic characteristics and traits of a project manager?" • "What are the leadership skills that a project leader should have in order to make the project team effective and efficient?" The participants represent different organizational levels: general manager, functional manager, project manager, assistant of project manager and project team member .
Study findings about characteristics and traits of a project leader • Study findings about project leadership skills