Let me share a few points I read from PMI Today from the speech given by General Colin Powell last October at Denver,USA in front of 4100 PMI members.He talked about his leadership experience related to managing projects:
1. The purpose of leadership is to put your followers in the best possible positions.
2. The best leaders get everyone to buy into the passion of the mission,and infectious passion makes it work.Be the example.
3. A leader displays excellence,high standards,moral and physical courage, and integrity.Your word is your honour.
4. You must inspire rather than motivate.Get your team to be self motivated.
He also urged attendees to take care of their 'troops':"Give them the training,skills and tools to accomplish their mission".