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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Many leaders urge employees to take responsibility and make smart decisions. But some leaders interfere by insisting on signing off on those decisions. By delegating well, you can push decision-­making down to the rank-and-file.
You can use positivity to rid yourself of petty complaints and drive both your own productivity and your colleagues’, says author Caroline L. Arnold. Here’s how.
Curiosity is free, it’s a mindset you can de­­velop, and it’s the perfect antidote to uncertainty, says executive coach Sue Bethanis.
In July 1945, 25-year-old Don Hornig babysat the atomic bomb. It was a nerve-wracking task, but he kept his cool. On the day before its first full-scale test, he and Robert Oppenheimer worried that lightning over the New Mexico desert might accidentally trigger the bomb prototype...
Maybe the only reason Travis Kalanick’s luxury ride service, Uber, is still in business comes down to guts.
During his weekly TED Radio Hour, Guy Raz curates the best TED Talks on new ideas and inventions, highlighting key moments from each talk and further interviewing the expert who gave it. In July, Raz examined disruptive leadership.

About 10 years ago, Jim McCann sent a memo to his technology staff. He wrote about corporate news and some online strategies for the business he founded, 1-800-Flowers.com. Minutes after emailing his memo, he noticed that one of the recipients had already replied. Opening the email, McCann was surprised to see that a newly hired tech employee had sent the memo back to the CEO with reams of corrections...

During nearly 5½ years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, Lee Ellis relied on his sense of humor to keep him going. But it took his first three months in captivity for him to recapture his ability to laugh. Then 24, Ellis recalls the first time he flashed his humor as a POW.
A lot of leaders often have a hard time asking for feedback. Are you one of them?

Stephen Poloz runs the Bank of Canada, the nation’s central bank. As a central banker, Poloz scrutinizes economic models to predict movements in the global financial system. But Poloz doesn’t just rely on data that he gleans from his computer screen. In addition to scanning models, graphs and economic indicators, he also gathers evidence by interviewing actual people.

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