The success of project management is highly dependent on the people involved in running and operating such projects. To a large extent people are the key element and yet so many books concentrate on methods, tools and computing capability. This new book - which stems from the third edition of the "Gower Handbook of Project Management" - focuses entirely on the soft skills of project management. It considers human resource management in the project-based organization as well as issues of competence development, creating effective teams, the role of stakeholders, the management of conflict and learning for project management. Importantly the authors also explore the impact of different cultures and ethical standards of project managers.