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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After decades at the top, some executives lose their bearings and come across as imperious. When you’re compensated well to run a large organization, as Gordon Gee was, it’s even more important to watch what you say.
Aaron Jagdfeld runs a fast-growing company with $1 billion in annual ­revenue. He’s president and CEO of ­Generac Holdings, a maker of automatic standby generators based in Waukesha, Wis. Jagdfeld joined Generac in 1994 and became its chief executive in 2008, starting with a blank slate to shape the company's culture.

The first step to becoming a great manager is to acknowledge mistakes made along the way. By addressing those mistakes and changing your behavior, you enhance your managerial skills and build a stronger, more confident team. Here are 10 key mistakes that managers make.

Ever think you don’t deserve the success you’ve achieved in your career? According to Joyce Roché, author of The Empress Has No Clothes: Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success, you might be suffering from impostor syndrome—the feeling that you’re a fraud and that others are more qualified.
When you open the floor to questions, you must still retain command of the proceedings. To engineer a crisp, informative Q&A, apply these techniques.
Like many senior executives, Donald Keough makes clear-cut decisions. But sometimes—as when he was president of The Coca-Cola Co. in 1989—his snap judgments have made him appear too bossy ...
Don't be greedy ... Keep it light ... Go fly a kite.
Q. Why do we frown on business leaders who truly command?
Advertising executive and TV personality Donny Deutsch sums up the secret of leadership in 10 words: You need to be comfortable enough not to be needed.
The best leaders listen well, deliver great speeches and show decisiveness when it counts. But that’s not all. Superior leaders demonstrate subtle skills that set them apart.
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