A Survival Guide for Project Managers (1998) by James Taylor

By James Taylor

Undertaking managers desire distinctive units of abilities - technical talents to house tracking, monitoring, and controlling a venture, and human talents to deal with the issues that normally come up while humans needs to interact. A Survival advisor for venture Managers blends those very various ability units right into a entire, all-in-one source excellent for somebody who must examine the basics of undertaking administration.

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Posner, "What It Takes to Be a Good Project Manager," Project Management Journal (March 1987). 3. Jack R. Merredith and Samuel J. , 1985, 1989, and 1995). Copyright © 1985, 1989, and 1995 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Reprinted by permission of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Page 18 Chapter 2 Communication Skills Good, the more communicated, more abundant grows. John Milton, 1608-1674, Paradise Lost No other ability is more valuable to a person, project manager or otherwise, than the ability to communicate effectively with others.

Sometimes the preconception is wrong, and the transmitted message is either too simple or too complex. Perhaps the language used is vague because of an assumed higher level of understanding or experience than exists. Regardless, the message is filtered through the generator's own experiences and background before it is put into the communication channel, and because of that, the message is already subject to misinterpretation. The message generator also packages the message with facial expressionsa smile perhapsor other body and voice tones that shade the message.

Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-8144-0337-9 1. Industrial project management. I. Title. 4'04dc2197-35492 CIP 1998 James Taylor All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. This publication may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of AMACOM, a division of American Management Association, 1601 Broadway, New York, NY 10019 Printing number 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 To Karen Romano-Taylor, my wife and best friend, who makes everything in life worthwhile.

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