Thunderbird professors Robert Moran, Ph.D., and William Youngdahl, Ph.D., argue in their new book that global projects and initiatives require new-era leaders with increasingly sophisticated skills. They also assert that since virtually all work is project work, all business managers are either professional or accidental project leaders — with the majority being in the accidental category. Their book and programs demonstrate how being a skillful global project leader leads to value delivery and strategic results, even when projects are at the edge of chaos. Moran and Youngdahl have delivered 30 Leading Global Projects programs for Novartis, a global pharmaceutical company, in Switzerland, the United States, Hungary, China, Italy, Spain, Singapore and Canada.
Title: Leading Global Projects: For Professional and Accidental Project Leaders
Authors: Robert T. Moran, Ph.D., is a psychologist and emeritus professor of international studies. William E. Youngdahl, Ph.D., is an associate professor of operations management and a certified project management professional. The authors have worked at the intersection of their disciplines to create a “truly global” and practical book and set of executive development programs.
Price: $33 (£21)
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann, Elsevier (2008)