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Leadership

Skills, Behaviors & Traits

Anil Paul

The author presents required leadership characteristics – 38 skills, 12 behaviors, and 9 traits – for project managers to run projects successfully. He offers a qualitative case study explaining the importance of Commitment, Communication, Knowledge, Motivation, Role Model, and Teamwork.
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Chapter 2: Review of Literature

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Chapter 1 contained an introduction to the foundational literature and an overview of the problem concerning the failure of construction projects and the leadership skills, behaviors, and traits of project managers. The focus of Chapter 2 is literature relevant to leadership skills, behaviors, and traits. The purpose of this qualitative exploratory case study was to explore leadership skills, behaviors, and traits of project managers for successful completion of projects within the UAE construction industry. The study involved both observations and interviews for data collection.

The literature review serves many functions. First, it provides the historic and current conditions of the construction industry in the UAE. Second, the literature review provides implications for the delay of projects related to time, quality, and cost. Third, a focus of the literature review is the time, quality, and cost overrun of projects. Fourth, a focus of the literature review is the skills of construction managers and workers in the construction industry, exploring the origins of the skilled workforce for the construction industry and how construction managers and workers attained their required skills. The literature review also indicates how construction managers and workers attain the required training to enhance their job performance. The literature review contains the roles and attributes of project managers in the construction industry and indicates how and why the roles have changed over time. Finally, a focus of the literature review is on various leadership and management skills, behaviors, and traits in the construction industry and on...

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