Succeeding with Senior Management: Getting the Right Support at the Right Time for Your Project

  • 5h 44m 22s
  • G. Michael Campbell
  • Brilliance Publishing
  • 2017

Senior managers speak the language of strategy. Project managers use the language of tasks and activities. While they rely on each other to achieve their goals, this core incompatibility leads to communication breakdowns and project setbacks.

Succeeding with Senior Management explains how to bridge the gap and engage the upper ranks. By thinking like an executive, establishing relationships early on, and keeping them informed about progress, project managers win the support they need - especially critical when problems arise.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1: Understanding the Facts of Life for Executives
  • Chapter 2: Preparing the Leadership
  • Chapter 3: Questions Every Project Manager Really Needs Answered
  • Chapter 4: Establishing the Relationship and Managing up the Organization
  • Chapter 5: Working with the Executive Sponsor to Understand the Project
  • Chapter 6: Reviewing the Stakeholder Analysis with Your Sponsor
  • Chapter 7: Listening Styles and How Using Them Effectively Helps You to Engage an Executive
  • Chapter 8: Your Attitude and its Role in Engaging an Executive
  • Chapter 9: Preparing Sponsors for Their Role
  • Chapter 10: Clearly Establishing the Communication Channels to Stakeholders
  • Chapter 11: Creating Internal and External Communications with the Sponsor
  • Chapter 12: Using Deputies of Executives Effectively
  • Chapter 13: Executing Risk Mitigation Strategies and Executive Sponsor Support
  • Chapter 14: Addressing Scope with the Sponsor
  • Chapter 15: Providing Options and Recommendations for Key Decisions
  • Chapter 16: Communicating Problems and Issues with the Sponsor
  • Chapter 17: Communicating with Operations Using the Sponsor
  • Chapter 18: Using the Sponsor to Gain Operations Support
  • Chapter 19: Getting Help with Cross-Functional Issues
  • Chapter 20: Navigating the Political Waters
  • Chapter 21: Engaging Senior Managers When You Have a Multinational, Cross-Cultural Project
  • Chapter 22: Handling Competition with other Initiatives


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