The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Project Management Over the Next Five Years

Organization Acceleration
Throughout this paper, our operating paradigm is based on market conditions over the next five years. Our focus will illustrate that EI skills will be required within the realm of project management. While credentials and learned capabilities are still at the forefront within a project manager’s arsenal, a view through the lenses of EI skills suggests a project is better served moving forward through a mixture of adaptive leadership and practical experience.

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This is an excellent article. Looking into the lenses of the future, Emotional Intelligence (EI) would definitely become a ‘Must-have’ quality in leadership irrespective of areas of concentration and so as in Project Management. I attended a course on ‘Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence’ organized by Coursera.org (www.coursera.org). Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Psychology and Cognitive Science Richard E. Boyatzis, Ph.D. of Case Western Reserve University from USA facilitated the course. And immediately after that I wrote a blog on ‘Managing Projects Through Emotional Intelligence’ (http://mamoonabdullah.blogspot.com/2013/08/managing-projects-through-emotional.html). Readers of this article may consider reading my blog.

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Excellent white paper!!

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EI is very important to manage projects and people. I cannot imagine how a good PM can exist without EI. A very good article.

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Excellent white paper. We must focus on people if we want to get desired goals.

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Definitely agree with most of its content! An excellent read and point of reference..... Thanks for sharing!

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Excellent white paper! Emotional intelligence has certainly become one of the most important skills a Project Manager must have, especially in a globalized world like ours. Projects are managed and executed by people, no matter which industry we are working on, or even the size of the projects, so we as PMs must focus on people to get the desired results.

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