15th May 2014

Knowledge Type

MPA Report


, Major Projects Association

Major Project


The Stress of Leadership – how and when do we intervene?


The role of a project director is a demanding one, and an ability to cope with high levels of stress is one of many job requirements. High standards are set, for themselves and their team, and there is an inclination to take on more work than is physically possible. Coupled to this, financial drivers leading to a decreasing resource pool,
and the acknowledgement that there are certain points in the project life cycle that are inherently stressful both increase the pressure on project leaders.
Therefore it is hardly surprising that these project leaders are ever mindful of the likelihood and associated risks of project failure