Two new White Papers look at the function of management and the sources of power and authority used by managers and leaders.
WP1094 The Functions of Management describes the five functions of management, the supporting principles and the challenges of managing in a post bureaucratic organisation. Download the White Paper.
WP1095 Understanding Power and Authority looks at the sources of power and authority used by management and leaders. Different sources of personal power underpin different types of authority.
Whilst both White Papers are based on general management theory, project managers are by definition managers and are increasingly expected to be effective leaders, so an appreciation of both subjects is useful.