Here's the abstract from my paper, on which this presentation is based.
The author of this paper has observed a worryingly large number of common traits among failed projects, in contrast with successful projects – the spin is on how they engage with their people and teams. Several projects still fail because their people are not properly engaged.
This paper asserts that we lead people and manage things. It is dangerous to think we can manage people. Based on studies by human behaviour experts, together with examples from the author’s leadership experience, the paper expounds this assertion. The paper offers practical insights and effective techniques to better understand oneself and team members, so as to develop high-performing teams towards project success.