The Intentional Project Manager encourages project managers to use interpersonal skills to influence and shape their project teams into high-performing, unified teams.
The goal of the book is to stand out on the Amazon platform as a small thumbnail. The imagery should make the viewer feel that the book (and the author) is the authority on the topic of leading project teams.
The reader should feel that they must have this book if they are thinking of improving their soft skills such as influencing others, making decisions, and communication. It's more important that the book "pops off the shelf" or stands out and catches the eye quickly.
The most important part of the design is that it sells, not that it looks pretty or is well-designed. I am open to any image or illustration you choose. Here are a few words that come to mind when thinking of my book: leadership, integrity, unity, effectiveness, efficiency, relationships, responsible, teams, stakeholders, decisions, insights, project health
I like a bold color palette. I like bold titles that you know right away what the title was and what it was about, not too busy and with simple color schemes. 2-3 colors. I'm open to other color palettes, but my logo design was based on this palette: http://www.color-hex.com/color-palette/3838
Titles I like the covers for:
- Gamestorming by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, and James Macanufo
- The Productive Person by James Roper and Chandler Bolt
- Platform by Michael Hyatt
- Project Management - Absolute Beginner's Guide by Gregory M. Horine
- Content Rules by Ann Handley and C.C. Chapman
What makes project meetings a waste of time? How should I deal slack team members? Why is communication difficult and how can you improve it?
The Intentional Project Manager answers these questions. The book shows you -- no matter how long you've been managing projects -- how to use your interpersonal skills to build high-performing, unified teams.
Harry Hall tells you ten things successful project managers never tolerate, both in themselves and in their teams. Learn to develop and mature your interpersonal skills such as communication, influencing, decision making, cultural awareness, trust building, and coaching. Learn to get results and advance your career.
Harry Hall, PMP, PMI-RMP, is the Project Risk Coach and has spent more than 15 years leading project managers and project teams in various industries including insurance, finance, healthcare, and agriculture.
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