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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For a glimpse of how to put inventions into action, check out Clarence Birdseye, the guy who enabled us to eat vegetables from a freezer instead of a can.

Holly Graf was booted as commander of a warship in 2010 for “cruelty and mal­­treatment” of her 400-member crew. According to the inspector general, Graf was the closest thing the U.S. Navy has seen to a female Captain Bligh. How did the Navy miss her toxic behavior?

You can’t run your business in a bubble. As tempting as it may be to build an impenetrable barrier to keep you and your employees from sharing any information with your competitors, that strategy is shortsighted.

Rookie public speakers read from a written speech. They stand at the podium as if they’re glued there. They go on too long, and their presentations are filled with “ums” and “ahs.” Veteran public speakers have transcended these novice mistakes.

Managers spend a lot of time assigning tasks, then stressing about how employees carry out the tasks and whether each one is completed on time. Mavenlink is an app that makes project management a lot more convenient.
One of the most tested models for changing behavior assumes five stages of change: pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action and maintenance. The idea is not to hurry or skip stages. You need each stage to move to the next one.
Leaders with emotional intelligence rarely possess it by accident. Their high self-awareness lets them see cause-effect relationships between their feelings and their actions. To raise your awareness, keep daily notes of your actions—and the thoughts that led to those actions.
Soon after John Heer joined North Mississippi Health Services as CEO in 2004, he decided to improve how his leadership team managed their employees. They evaluated each other on several qualities. In Heer’s case, his lowest rating was for listening. As a result, he began keeping “a listening log.”

In the early 1970s, Phil Romano owned restaurants in Florida. Amid a sputtering economy, he came up with an idea: He’d launch a club for professional women and give them a free dinner at the bar. He told them that men can network through many channels but women have fewer such opportunities ...

Keep your edge by keeping on the move ... Be a canary in the coal mine ... Give CO2 the boot.
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