The effect of project managers’ leadership style on project success: Ghana (Accra): a case study of church of Pentecost

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This has been a study to investigate the effect of project managers’ leadership style on project success and the study being a case study, dwelt on the Church of Pentecost. This study in order to collect data that are accurate and valid, employed the purposive sampling technique which ensured that only project managers and project team members with the relevant experience, information and deeper insights into the COP’s projects were contacted. In all, a total of thirty project managers and project team members of the COP participated in the study. In relation to the first objective, it was found that project leaders are highly effective in articulating project visions and objectives, that team members of the COP’s projects always feel proud to be associated with the project leaders and that project leaders let team members know what they need to do in order to be rewarded. In relation to the second objective of identifying the influence of leadership styles on project success at the COP, this study revealed that overall, because project managers of the COP largely adopt and execute a transformational leadership style, it has enabled project leaders to provide inspirational leadership which among others, has led to COP’s projects being delivered within schedule, within budget and to specification. Based on the findings and conclusions of the study, the recommendations proffered include sponsoring project leaders on a regular bases to attend training courses on leadership and that top management of the COP must readily approve training budgets for project managers and must desist from holding onto the view that project managers know it all and therefore do not need further training.
A dissertation submitted to the Department of Construction Technology and Management, College of Art and Built Environment in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the Degree of Master of Science in Project Management.
Effect, Project managers’, Leadership style, Ghana