This research project provided many possibilities for further investigation. For example, project leadership competencies emerged as important factors in building adaptive capacity in teams. Several questions arose from the research, such as, which leadership competencies are most critical and able to be adopted by project managers in practice? How does organizational culture impact the adoption of those leadership competencies? What is the most effective way to introduce leadership competencies into an organizational culture and its project management teams?
Next steps on this journey entail more research, more writing, more reflection, and more dialogue with project managers, teams, and leaders. If you are a member of a project team, please share your thoughts about these questions in the comments section of this blog.