Svetlana Apenko – Dostoevsky Omsk State University, Volochaevskaya str. 11/1-199 Omsk, Russian Federation
Mikhail Romanenko – Dostoevsky Omsk State University, Volochaevskaya str. 11/1-199 Omsk, Russian Federation


5th International Scientific Conference – EMAN 2021 – Economics and Management: How to Cope With Disrupted Times, Online/Virtual, March 18, 2021, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia; ISBN 978-86-80194-43-1, ISSN 2683-4510


Management of innovative projects of enterprises is carried out in conditions of high uncertainty
and dynamism of environmental factors. Flexible management methodologies, which have been
gaining popularity in recent years, are most suitable for such conditions. To ensure the flexibility of
all project management, flexible teams are required, able to quickly adapt to changing situations and
develop their competencies under new conditions. For flexible teams, new forms of leadership are particularly
important, such as transformational, shared, team-based, and inspirational. However, there is
a scientific and practical problem, which is the lack of scientifically based technologies of these forms
of leadership and evidence of their impact on the quality of project activities. The purpose of the proposed
study: to analyze the state and potential for the introduction of new forms of leadership in flexible
teams, to show the relationship between the forms of leadership and the success of innovative projects
of enterprises. The study was conducted using sociological and statistical methods, in particular, using
a questionnaire and establishing the influence of leadership forms on the success indicators of the
project. At the same time, the forms of leadership are studied as a set of different leadership competencies
of project managers and project team members. Leadership competencies include: the ability to
generate ideas and convince others of their usefulness, skills of involvement in teamwork, motivation to
emotionally influence team members, and other competencies. The study proved that modern forms of
leadership determine the success of innovative projects. They affect such indicators as effective use of
project resources, the satisfaction of different groups of stakeholders, team development, achievement
of project goals, and others. This conclusion, as well as the research methodology, can be attributed
to the provisions that have scientific novelty and develop project management. The materials are of
interest to researchers and specialists who study and develop issues of project team management in


Leadership, Project teams, Flexible project management, Competencies.


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