Stand and Deliver

Stand and Deliver

Leadership and the Power of Teamwork

Book - 2016
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Warren Hollings' Stand and Deliver is destined to become the modern project manager's go-to text for strategy, planning and harnessing the power of teamwork to achieve outstanding results. In engaging style, he lays bare the fundamental attributes demanded of a project leader and illustrates these against back-stories of real project trials and successes. In doing so he challenges current project management approaches and points to their contribution to declining industry time, cost and delivery performances. Embedded in his writings are the hard lessons of a 40-year career as a project director on New Zealand's largest, toughest and most demanding construction projects. He maintains that in the rush to adopt modern techniques and processes the hard lessons of the past have been overlooked, and worse, forgotten at considerable cost. Hollings is this country's most awarded construction project director and his achievements and those of the teams he led are reflected in Auckland's modern-day city skyline - from high-rise tower blocks to the new Auckland City Hospital and dominated by Sky Tower.He led the team that built and delivered Auckland's Sky City Casino and the landmark Sky Tower in unprecedented time and in absolute contradiction to industry thinking at the time that it simply couldn't be done against regulatory-imposed time constraints. Success here in compacting an otherwise three and a half year building programme into less than two years came down, he maintains, to challenging conventional methodology, then innovating, developing breakthrough strategies and fostering a teamwork approach that allowed production levels to soar. As a consultant, he now shares his approach and learnings across the entire industry sector, teaching, mentoring and in the ultimate, stepping in first-hand to fix projects gone wrong. Industry organisations and leaders he has assisted maintain these teachings, and this book, could well be the most important single contributor to industry and particularly project delivery success in more than a decade. Those that have adopted his approach refer to it as their new work 'religion' delivering, as it does, improved performance and result. In this, what was once called the 'old way' appears now to be the 'only way'.
Publisher: ©2016
Auckland, New Zealand :, RJMedia Ltd,, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: 658.404 HOL
Characteristics: xiv, 100 pages :,illustrations (some colour) ;,25 cm

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