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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In 2004, Lego was losing roughly $1 million a day. The once-legendary Danish toy maker was on the brink of collapse. It hired a new CEO, Jorgen Vig Knud­­storp, who quickly drew two conclusions: The company needed to cut costs dramatically and start delivering products that customers actually wanted.

For years, Chris McCormack viewed Mike Tyson as a better boxer than Muhammad Ali. McCormack is a triathlete, two-time winner of the Ironman World Championship and a boxing fan. She admired Tyson’s savage force in the ring. But McCormack reassessed her opinion after a friend urged her to study Ali’s career.

Steer clear of flabby, businessy words with little meaning. Here are a bunch.
If you run a company with 431,000 employees in 170 countries, you need to simplify your message. Virginia Rometty, IBM’s ninth CEO in its 104-year history, knows how to communicate in bite-size nuggets to drive home her point.
In early 2006, Avinash Kaushik worked in data analytics at Intuit. After giving a talk at an industry conference, some influential attendees suggested he start blogging. Kaushik liked the idea, but prepared carefully before diving in. How did he so quickly become a thought leader read around the world?
Sally Ride was among the first six female astronauts chosen for the NASA spaceflight program. Trained as a physicist, she served as a mission specialist during two Challenger missions starting in 1983, becoming the first woman to operate the shuttle’s robotic arm. She also became the only person to serve on both commissions investigating the Challenger and Columbia disasters.
Recently, scandal rocked the world of Brian Williams, a high-profile news anchor. He was caught in a lie and botched an apology. Is this a big deal? It depends on who you ask.
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David Novak learned an important lesson from John Calipari, a top college basketball coach. Novak is the chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands and Calipari is University of Kentucky’s head coach.

Lynn Tilton, founder of Patriarch Partners, runs about 75 companies with total annual revenue of $8 billion. She’s a rare breed: a self-made female billionaire. Tilton, 55, didn’t rise to the top by holding back. She has no trouble asserting herself among high-powered men.