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Performance Coaching for Complex Projects, new book by Tony Llewellyn published by Gower

 

P/PM PUBLISHING NEWS

11 November 2015 – London, UK – Gower Publishing has announced the publication of Performance Coaching for Complex Projects: Influencing Behaviour and Enabling Change by Tony Llewellyn. Performance Coaching for Complex Projects recognises a world of complex undertakings for which the common transactional mindsets and methodologies will not produce the required results.

151111-pmwj40-Llewellyn-BOOKAccording to Gower, the author advocates, instead, the novel concept that the project manager or team leader should coach the team as part of their role. Managing complexity requires greater use of influence and less reliance on coercion. Learning how to recognise the clues that reveal personal preferences, character traits and motivations will allow you to communicate in a way that recognises how different team members see the world. Team coaching helps the project team work together to think through their issues and then collectively implement the solution.

Llewellyn has structured his book in two parts. Part I looks at the challenges of complexity and makes the case for a shift from a transactional directive mindset to a transformational coaching philosophy. Part II introduces a model of project team coaching including the processes and methodologies that have been shown to be effective in improving team performance.

Complex projects are invariably messy, not least because of the human factors associated with them. Performance Coaching for Complex Projects is for anyone responsible for managing in uncertain, challenging and changing environments.

Tony Llewellyn has 30 years’ experience working in construction and property development as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor. He is an executive coach with an MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change. Prior to starting out as an independent coach and consultant in 2011, Tony has worked both on the client and consultancy side of many major projects, including a senior management role in a substantial UK construction consultancy, and also as a director of a global engineering business. He is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster.

For more about the book, go to http://www.gowerpublishing.com/isbn/9781472461803

Founded in 1967 and based in the UK, Gower is an independent publisher, widely recognized as a specialist in project management books and resources. Gower’s publishing programme includes a range of over 1000 titles from classic business and project management books through to the most challenging and cutting edge topics. Gower’s expert authors are continually developing new titles and are drawn from respected academic institutions and industries worldwide. Gower’s project management home page can be found at www.gowerpublishing.com/projectmanagement

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Source: Gower Publishing, UK