If you ask a group of IT professionals to list the most important leadership criteria that impact project success, you will get a long list with significant detail. The following Leadership Success Criteria/Challenges have a significant impact on the success of a project and affect all other aspects of a project.
Accountability – Must accept accountability for success
Authority – Must have the authority to ensure success
Availability – Must be an active participant and be available for decisions. Also, must ensure required resources/knowledge are available.
Awareness – Must have visibility and control of the status of the project and issues
Attitude – Attitude is contagious. A positive, respectiful attitude is essential while avoiding over-confidence.