chapter  1
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What Got You Here Will Not Work Now

The ability to break old habits that can hold you back in a project, program, or portfolio management career is indispensable to the future success of your work. In previous roles where you had formal authority over your team for the various endeavors you managed, you led in a certain way and used a certain type of leadership style that was effective at the time. You may be comfortable with this style and wish to use it in your role in a matrix structure. What this chapter aims to do is to adjust old habits that can get in the way of realization of your project’s, program’s, or portfolio’s goals. Old habits die hard for a reason, and accepting this fact is your first step to learning a new style of leadership. We are going to look at a simple yet effective way of adjusting old habits.