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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Early on, John Woolard decided to make energy conservation turn a profit. By his early 20s, he was asking himself: “What do you do with your life? How do you make it meaningful?” Several experiences shaped his course.

An end-of-year gift is a great way to show your staff how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication. But good intentions can quickly turn into sticky situations. Here are some considerations:
Lead the charge when you see a challenge ... Get past your limitations ... Take the time to be concise.
About a year ago, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos stopped by the office of 37signals, maker of a project management app, and talked about people who are “right a lot.”
Kevin Daum of CEO.com shares a list of essential traits.
High school junior Jack Andraka was not satisfied at winning $100,000 in last year’s Intel science fair for developing a paper strip that might become the world’s best test for pancreatic cancer. With friends he’d made at the fair, the 16-year-old has set off on a new quest: the $10 million Tricorder X-Prize.
Are you a good leader? Are you a good teammate? Would your teammates evaluate you the same way you evaluate yourself? Are you sure? To find out, take this self-audit.

The number of virtual workers in the U.S. has grown by 800% in the past five years, according to the research-advisory firm Nemertes Research. This dramatic shift in the workforce presents challenges and opportunities for managers. Here are five tips for effectively managing out-of-office team members:

 

Though being a gregarious, social butterfly commonly helps leaders rise among the top ranks in their companies, there is plenty of opportunity for introverted personality types to shine, too. Here’s how.
All too often, leaders are blindsided because people on their team tell them what they want to hear rather than the truth about what’s going on.
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