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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Doug Leone channeled his fear and anger into ambition.

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 undercover assignment to get herself committed to an insane asylum so she could report on conditions there.

A public-relations whiz, Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Brewery does not view competing breweries as enemies. He rightly concluded that any positive publicity for rival brands would benefit his business.

After an embarrassing dressing-down by a powerful boss, some employees are shaken to the core. Scarred by the experience, they never recover. Irwin Simon bounced back—and then some.

Joe Scarlett, the former CEO of Tractor Supply Co., calls runaway egos one of the biggest obstacles that successful leaders face.
The best public speakers foster so much goodwill with their audience that even if something mortifying happens, they can recover. Just ask Joey Asher.
After two decades as a football coach, Chip Kelly unearthed an in­­teresting insight about recruiting players for the NFL: The teams with the most college graduates tend to outperform their rivals...
During Alyson Pitman Giles' 13 years at the helm of Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, N.H., the hospital’s finances reversed course. By the time she left in 2012, its operating margin exceeded $3 million. But her success did not come without turmoil.
As a top executive at Merrill Lynch and TD Ameritrade, Joe Moglia's employees viewed him as a supportive yet demanding boss who prodded them to excel. But Moglia gravitated to a career in finance only after abandoning a rewarding stint as a football coach.
Fight the urge to act for action's sake ... Learn a lesson from the unusual practice of blessing smartphones ... Prod, poke, advocate.
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