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Attitudes and leadershipcompetences for project success
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business.
LSMRC, SKEMA Business School, Univ Lille Nord de France, Euralille, France.
2010 (English)In: Baltic Journal of Management, ISSN 1746-5265, Vol. 5, no 3, 307-329 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relative importance of project managers’attitudes towards their project and their leadership competences for achieving project success.Leadership competences were assessed as emotional, managerial, and intellectual competences(EQ, MQ, IQ, respectively) using the leadership dimensions questionnaire. Attitudes were assessedthrough the importance project managers assign to the project success criteria.Design/methodology/approach – Building on the competency school of leadership theories, thisstudy used 400 responses to a global web-based questionnaire to identify the variances in attitudesand leadership competences of project managers and its relation to project success. ANOVA andregression analyses were used to identify how attitudes and leadership competences related to projectresults.Findings – The paper identifies two types of results variances, these are, variances in project resultsand variances in business results. The former is caused by the attitudes of project managers, the latteris caused by a mixture of their attitude and emotional competences.Research limitations/implications – The results show the relative importance of specificattitudes and leadership competences for different types of project success.Practical implications – The results indicate key areas for project manager development in orderto move from mediocre to superior project results.Originality/value – The paper builds on prior work in EQ, MQ, and IQ for project management andis the first study to identify a migration theory for the combination of attitudes and leadershipcompetences for project success.

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited , 2010. Vol. 5, no 3, 307-329 p.
Keyword [en]
Emotional intelligence, Leadership, Project management
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-36508DOI: 10.1108/17465261011079730ISI: 000284294300003OAI: diva2:354385
Available from: 2010-10-01 Created: 2010-10-01 Last updated: 2010-10-08Bibliographically approved

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