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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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Terry Jones, founder of Travelocity, once squandered $1 million of the company’s money on a dud project. He assumed his boss would scold him—or worse—for wasting precious funds. Instead, his boss asked, “Well, Terry, what did you learn?”
Sometimes, being a leader means being the only doctor in a town of 3,400 in rural Georgia. That’s how it is for Howard McMahan, M.D., who’s been seeing the same patients for more than 20 years, but for whom life would be easier if he closed his practice and took a job at a regional medical center 30 miles away. Still, he stays.
Exceptional leaders typically have no clue what their “genius” is. They can’t put their finger on what happens when they’re at their best.
A conversation with Brian Scudamore, 43, who founded 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in 1989. Today, it’s among the fastest-growing franchises in the world.
What can managers learn from watching the earnings of publicly traded companies? “Plenty,” says Kathleen Brush, a 25-year veteran of international business and author of The Power of One: You’re the Boss.
According to Business News Daily, a survey of employees showed they didn’t think their bosses were listening.
When former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died earlier this year, the media burned up with opinions on the conservative icon. Two things not in doubt are that she was a bold leader and one of the 20th century’s heroes.
Ed “Jed” Barry had never been a banker before becoming CEO of a community bank in Maryland last year. Barry is notable for embracing aspects of leadership like vision and change.
R.A. Dickey’s career was failing. A pitcher in the major leagues, he struggled on the mound. To compensate for a ligament problem in his pitching arm, he was in the midst of reinventing his pitching style. Not only did he reinvent his pitch, he made it something unique—the knuckleball.
Focus is essential for reaching big goals. Here are several tried-and-true ways to limit distractions and narrow your focus so you can get the most important work done.