Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers, 2nd Edition


pmwj16-nov2013-chico-IMAGE 1 BOOK COVERBook Title:  Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers, 2nd Edition
Author: Anthony Mersino, PMP
Publisher:  AMACOM
List Price:   US$ 19.95         Format:  soft cover; 288 of pages
Publication Date:   June, 2013      ISBN: 9780814432778
Reviewer:      John Chico, PMP
Review Date:              September, 2013


Introduction to the Book

This publication is a “must read” for both new and experienced project managers. It provides a “common body of knowledge” on emotional intelligence for experienced project managers and an excellent foundation for new and aspiring project managers.

Overview of Book’s Structure

The book consists of ten chapters, beginning with basic concepts of emotional intelligence, including the standard theoretical framework. The author utilizes and expands this framework to relate these concepts with particular relevance to project managers, over the first six chapters. In chapters 7 – 9, all concepts wonderfully crescendo into project management leadership concepts. The book’s final chapter distinguishes utilization of emotional intelligence concepts when leading traditional project teams versus leading AGILE teams.

Highlights: What’s New in this Book

While there are many books which are excellent individual resources for obtaining an understanding of emotional intelligence, project management, communication, leadership, and working with teams, Anthony Mersino’s book is specifically written from the perspective of the project manager and comprehensively explains the significance of emotional intelligence to the field of project management.

Throughout the book, he shares professional experiences which most PMs will undoubtedly recognize. Additionally, he provides valuable insight gained from his thorough study and knowledge of the topic. His comments are typically supported by reference to several other well know books and sources. 


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About the Reviewer

flag-usapmwj16-nov2013-chico-IMAGE 2 AUTHOR PHOTOJohn J. Chico, PMP 

Texas, USA 

John Chico is a project consultant with Resources Global Professionals in Dallas, Texas, USA. He has held various project management roles in diverse industries over his career, and specializes in solutions, which integrate business process and technology.  John is a PMP, CPA, CIA and CISA with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from DePaul University and an MBA from Loyola University, both in Chicago.  John may be contacted at [email protected]. 

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