The right leadership often leads to the “right” outcomes ““ at least that’s the working premise of this academic article by Mary Sumner, Douglas Bock, and Gary Giamartino. It’s an accepted fact that leadership, when applied well, can turn the tide in any large project. That being said, it’s also agreed that most large IT projects have significant time and cost overruns. So what factors allow for some leaders to succeed where others have failed? This article points to the importance of soft skills, action enablement, and open communication.