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The Essence of Project Leadership is Significant to Project Management

Author Affiliations

  • 1COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, PAKISTAN
  • 2 Faculty of Management (FM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor Bahru, MALAYSIA
  • 3Department of Leadership and Management Studies, National Defense University, Islamabad, PAKISTAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 2, Issue (5), Pages 44-48, May,2 (2013)


The objective of this research is to explore the significance of project leadership from literature which has been emerged as a child of leadership and management in last ten years. The motivation factor to conduct this study rise through fascinating observation revealed in literature that still there is limited research on project leadership in the field of project management even though calls have been made for more research on project leadership for more than one decade. To determine the effect of project leadership performance on success or failure of project, understanding the differences between project leadership and project management becomes important. It perceived through literature review that the role of project leadership in coming years will be more fascinating, demanding and critical. The role of professionals working on projects as manager, coordinator, and director is rapidly evolving from managing or directing to leading the projects who must possess essential skills and competencies of project leadership concept. Further research is suggested to consider project leadership in future.


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