Key attributes for successful leadership in construction: project managers and superintendents

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2006-01-01
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Hagberg, Nathaniel
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The thesis is a summary of surveys completed at annual construction seminars hosted by the Master Builders of Iowa, Inc. by project managers and superintendents. Seven different surveys are listed regarding the preferences of each group (superintendents and managers). Surveys were conducted on the following subjects: (1) Qualities necessary for the construction industry to remain strong. (2) Attributes a construction company needs to grow and prosper. (3) Attributes an ideal superintendent needs to successfully lead a project. (4) Attributes an ideal project manager needs to successfully lead a project. (5) Attributes for the leader/manager balance required of a project manager. (6) Attributes for the leader/manager balance required of a superintendent. (7) Items that motivate a worker.;Responses were ranked, scored, and statistically tested to attempt to observe similarities and differences between project managers and superintendents. Data indicated that project managers and superintendents agreed about more issues than they disagreed. Additionally, they felt that communication, education, and training were essential characteristics.

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Civil, construction, and environmental engineering, Civil engineering (Construction engineering and management), Construction engineering and management
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