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Leadership Skills

Don’t just be a boss — be a leader. Maximize your leadership skills in the five most crucial areas: decision making, executive coaching, leadership training, strategic management and understanding your leadership style.

Situational leadership changes depending on the type of leadership (direction and support) each of your employee’s needs. Emotional leadership is based more on the theory of emotional intelligences and relates to the situation at hand.
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Sallie Krawcheck heads up the digital investment platform Ellevest, so she knows a thing or two about having to adapt to a changing landscape at work. She offers four keys to staying ahead of a business world that always seems to be lurching furiously ahead.
Don’t make it a rule to turn the interview into a sales conference. Under most circumstances, let the candidate do the talking—and the selling—and sit back and decide if you’re ready to buy.
Just as the Major League Baseball season was starting in 2004, Boston Red Sox fans were entertained by the TV ads run by Jordan’s furniture, a favorite Massachusetts retailer.
It’s commencement speech season, and the frontrunner for me so far is Dr. Chadwick Boseman addressing Howard University on May 12. Boseman, who played the leading role in Marvel’s The Black Panther mega-blockbuster, checked off all the boxes when it comes to delivering an exceptional speech.
Here are a few of the skills world-class leaders are committed to mastering.
In a big new job at Forbes magazine in New York, an editorial manager decided that she was going to be the “perfect” boss. The guy who hired her wasn’t impressed.
One leadership motivation tool that never gets dull is the movie that documents the true story of someone who overcame brutal challenges to become a legend. Here are a few of our favorites.
The best way to end a conversation on social media.
Just think of the awesome, terrible power we’ve given a certain four-letter word. Time to stop that. Fear can be a great motivator when channeled correctly.
If you lead in any capacity, providing employees feedback is one of your most important jobs. But are you actually good at it?
The “Monty Hall problem” became the subject of essays, papers and even books as an example of supposedly clear truths becoming anything but upon closer inspection.
Becoming a parent obviously changes one’s personal life. However, the effects of such a monumental event often extend beyond the home front and into the office.
Your personal brand is the qualities that make you … you. It’s your reputation and what sets you apart from others. To build a strong personal brand, focus on these three areas.
Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress, served two separate terms during the years our country entered world wars. Many of her cutting-edge ideas became accepted, but many were still considered radical.
Need a quick jolt of leadership adrenaline? Check out these stories of four famous people who came within a whisker of losing it all ... or never making it big in the first place.
The résumé of Kevin Turner, who spent 11 years as chief operating officer of Microsoft, didn’t really mesh with the demands of the world of hedge fund Citadel. And he became an example of a leader who can’t necessarily walk into the boardroom of his choice and dazzle in a different culture.
Here are three ways to build an online identity.

In the late 1970s, Richard Fain was stuck on a sinking ship, cargo shipping company Gotaas-Larsen Shipping. Rather than play defense, Fain proposed that the board of directors authorize a major investment in new ships.

Humanity is not just a feel-good concept; it sells

In the pre-dawn darkness of a May morning in 1970, a sleepless Richard Nixon asked his valet, Manolo Sanchez, if he’d ever seen the Lincoln Memorial. Nixon told him to get dressed, because that’s where they were headed. Some young protesters were stunned to see the President approach.
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