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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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Baseball hit bottom in 1976, and Mark Fidrych hit the top. For one season, and especially for one night, the 21-year-old rookie with the Detroit Tigers led the country’s fans back to baseball.
A leader’s most important job is making good decisions. Step back and improve yours: Consider several options, think objectively, be fair and curb your enthusiasm.
The term “servant leader” applies to executives who lack huge egos. They win allegiance by positioning themselves as supportive allies, not bossy tyrants. Servant leaders exhibit six traits:

Joe Coulombe still has his fingerprints all over Trader Joe’s. Founder of the food store that bears his name, Coulombe is responsible for the good selection of dried fruits and nuts, as well as the Hawaiian shirts employees wear. Other trademarks are less visible.

How would you make enemy soldiers think they were outnumbered? Col. Pete Blaber and his team came up with this fake-out in 2001.
If you’re in the 60+ age range and considering retirement soon, you may want to reconsider, says Charles W.B. Wardell III, president and CEO of executive search firm Witt/Kieffer. According to Wardell, profes­sionals age 65 and older are now aggressively sought by savvy com­panies for leadership and mentorship roles.
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.
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