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Why Manage, If You Can Lead?

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MAR. 23, 2023

Outsourcing a complex medical design is a complicated process. Once a service provider is chosen, it's not enough to pass the ball to the development team and follow the usual script of managing deadlines and checking progress. Anyone who's managed a complex design project knows it's difficult enough to assemble a qualified team and keep everyone engaged -- the management metaphor often used is "it's like herding cats." For this reason, many firms rightly emphasize the need for system-focused project managers to drive a project to a successful conclusion.

In recent years, however, companies are realizing successful projects have more to do with leadership skills - rather than the management skills - of the project manager. Much has been written about how to become a great leader and whether it comes naturally or can be learned through practice. It's worth discussing the important qualities of a great project leader, but it can be even more valuable to highlight tools and methods that actually help develop and guide a team toward a leadership structure, rather than management. Read more here: (insert a hyperlink)

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