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Be a project motivator : unlock the secrets of strengths-based project management / Ruth Pearce, PMP, JD.
First edition.
Publication Information:
Oakland, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., [2018]
Physical Description:
xi, 229 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction: an accidental project manager -- Project managers: more than just plate spinners and ball jugglers -- Seeing is believing: the Maggie method -- Influence: the project motivator's best friend -- Building a culture of appreciation -- Building a culture of appreciation for our stakeholders and teams -- When strengths go wrong -- When other things go wrong -- Completing the circle to be a project motivator -- Creating the implementation plan.


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658.404 PEA Book Adult General Collection

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Project managers are frequently given the task of driving results without having any authority to back up their directives. This book helps project managers succeed when the deck is stacked against them. The secret to running spectacular projects is engaging and inspiring every person who's part of your project, so they feel responsible for the outcome. And that engagement starts with you-- you have to feel engaged and inspired yourself before you can inspire others. Ruth Pearce, "The Project Motivator" draws on principles from positive psychology, workplace engagement, and character strengths to come up with a foolproof methodology you can apply in your workplace today.

Author Notes

Ruth Pearce has managed large-scale, international, complex projects for twenty-five years. Ruth is PMP and PMI-ACP certified and an International Coach Federation accredited coach. She founded ALLE LLC to coach and provide project motivation services to help project managers be more engaged and engaging in their work.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Introduction: An Accidental Project Managerp. 1
Chapter 1 Project Managers: More Than Just Plate Spinners and Ball Jugglersp. 13
Chapter 2 Seeing is Believing: The Maggie Methodp. 41
Chapter 3 Influence: The Project Motivator's Best Friendp. 70
Chapter 4 Building a Culture of Appreciationp. 93
Chapter 5 Building a Culture of Appreciation for Our Stakeholders and Teamsp. 119
Chapter 6 When Strengths Go Wrongp. 147
Chapter 7 When Other Things Go Wrongp. 175
Chapter 8 Completing the Circle to Be a Project Motivatorp. 193
Chapter 9 Creating the Implementation Planp. 205
Bibliographyp. 213
Acknowledgmentsp. 219
Indexp. 223
About the Authorp. 231