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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You don’t win, as a coach, more men’s college basketball games than any other without being a phenomenal leader. Duke University's Mike Krzyzewski is a leader who happens to coach basketball. He knows that his efforts and successes are about others, not about himself ...
One of the best reasons to do strategic planning is to help your team anticipate change. To lead your colleagues to think strategically, take the following steps.

Consigliere Bill Campbell, guru to Silicon Valley, played a key role in getting Apple’s iconic “1984” ad on the air to introduce the Mac during Super Bowl XVIII. Advertising Age calls that ad the best commercial ever made.

The power of why is what carries you and your team through the grueling, mundane and laborious donkey work of accomplishing your mission. Here’s a metaphor to bring it home.

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.
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