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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With the passing of actor Andy Griffith in 2012, his most famous TV character, Sheriff Andy Taylor of Mayberry, is worth another look for his low-key brand of leadership. Here are a few of the sheriff’s lessons on caring more and fussing less.

After Roger Schwarz bought a new sofa, he found that it squeaked when he sat on it at home. He complained to the store’s owner, who insisted that the sofa was identical to the others he sold—and they all squeaked. Schwarz and the owner decided to test three sofas at the warehouse ...
At some point, every leader commits a highly visible blunder. Your reputation, however, hinges on your next step. It’s best to face your employees and take responsibility.
For Daniel Vasella, former chairman of Novartis, success comes with self-awareness. He finds that effective leaders possess four strengths.
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You know this already: It takes confidence to advance from middle management to leadership. Luckily, you can learn to feel confident.
Projects are too important to not finish them, and as a leader, you can influence how and when projects end and make the ending strong.
Your body language can work for or against you. By striking a pose that makes you look confident, you actually gain confidence. Adopting a “power pose” may even enhance your performance.

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:
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