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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Know when to step up—and when to step back.
As CEO of Blockbuster in 2004, John Antioco headed a retail giant. The $6 billion video rental chain earned 60% profit margins with 60,000 employees. But six years later, it went bankrupt.
There’s a big difference between an organization that’s leadership-centric and leader-centric. And it all depends on you.
As PepsiCo’s chief operating officer in the early 1990s, David Novak sought to strengthen his bond with frontline employees around the world.
If you are a leader, steer away from these phrases.
Soon after Brad Garrett won the part of Ray Romano’s brother in the sitcom Every­­body Loves Raymond, he met Romano for the first time. He wasn’t impressed.
The concept of “grit”—a combination of perseverance and passion that underlie a person’s success—has been floating around for some time.
Oren Klaff has a strong background in deal-making, having worked for 12 years in investment banking. He says this has given him insight into the psychology of pitching ideas and how people accept those pitches.
Sports commentator Mike Pesca, in considering how Adam Silver of the National Basketball Association and Roger Goodell of the National Football League run their leagues, notes that Silver believes in due process for players.
After launching Blue Bottle Coffee in 2002, James Freeman has grown it into a high-end retailer with popular urban cafes.
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