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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She started her career in journalism by rebuking a columnist in the Pittsburgh Dispatch who called working women “a monstrosity.” Her fiery rebuttal impressed the editor. Hired under a pen name, she produced investigative articles about terrible conditions for female factory workers. In 1887, Bly talked her way into an assignment to get herself committed to an asylum so she could report on conditions there.

Confidence is not what you know. It’s not what you have. It’s a state of mind.
In 1970, John Sculley was a newly hired marketing executive at Pepsi. His first assignment: to develop a distinctive glass bottle to compete against Coke’s popular 6.5-ounce container ...
Some leaders harness the power of positive thinking. Not Olympic gold medalist Maarten van der ­Weijden.
How did a retail powerhouse grow from a bored retail worker's dissatisfaction with her job?
How many of them have you sat through, compared to how many you actually remember? Here’s how to leave a lasting mark.
Stylistic and subtle changes to how you communicate and direct your teams can make significant impacts. Here are some simple tweaks all managers can put to use.
Matt Buckland, a staffing and recruiting executive at a London firm, got the last laugh after a rocky commute to work.
Trying to become a “hyper-rational robot” during stressful negotiations isn’t a realistic strategy, says the founder and director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program. Instead of trying to smother emotions, you should address the opposing side’s five core concerns as the dealmaking process begins.

After Jason Curry invented a device to help deaf people communicate, he wanted to enlist the help of an influential entrepreneur named Jason Fried. So he showed up at an event that he knew Fried would attend. Yet rather than introduce himself to Fried and make a quick elevator speech, Curry took a different tack: He demonstrated his invention.