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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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How did a young man from Cocoa Beach, Fla.—a place not known as a surfing haven—become the greatest surfer of all time? Luck? No, unbelievable drive and determination.
New leaders often assume they must make a big splash from the outset. So on their first day, they enact dramatic changes or issue bold announcements. Levelheaded leaders, by contrast, resist the urge to rush.
Strong leaders muscle their way forward. But strength alone isn’t enough. You need to know when to push and when to pull to win over followers. Here’s how.
When you try to persuade people, prepare for road bumps. They may not listen, behave courteously or even let you finish a sentence without interrupting. Don’t let their negativity defeat you.
Maybe it wasn’t Andrew Mason’s antics while CEO of Groupon that got him fired. But he sure gave investors pause.
Before you give a live media interview, prepare to answer questions on your terms. Rehearse what you’ll say if you’re challenged to defend yourself or your organization.
Comedian Drew Carey, part owner of the Seattle Sounders soccer team, has a novel idea: Let fans vote on management. He got the idea from Spanish teams whose fans vote on key members of the club’s front office.
If you use no other social media, you still need LinkedIn to help manage your professional life. Surveys show professional participation at more than 80%. But the pros say a lot of us are doing it wrong.
Maj. Gen. Michelle Johnson, the first woman to serve as a cadet wing commander at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the academy’s first female Rhodes Scholar, has been nominated to become its first female superintendent.
Harold Moore Jr. is a retired lieutenant general in the U.S. Army who’s famous as a Vietnam War battlefield commander. He’s co-author of We Were Soldiers Once … And Young and other books. Years ago, Moore gave a talk in which he listed three principles of leadership.
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