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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Over 30 years, Rick Miller has run huge companies, startups and nonprofits. F­ormer CEO of AT&T Global Services, Miller is now a professional speaker and business adviser based in Morris­­town, N.J. He talked to EL editor Morey Stettner about what it takes to lead.
In 2000, Robin Chase founded Zipcar. The car-sharing service was an instant hit; within three months, the firm had 400 members. Chase was about to secure new funding to grow the business when she crunched the numbers and realized her business model was seriously flawed ...
Veteran businessman Norm Brodsky suggests five criteria necessary to excel as a true leader.

Nicknamed “The Father of Advertising,” David Ogilvy learned valuable lessons as a 20-year-old chef. At the time, Ogilvy had left college for a job as an apprentice chef at a prestigious Paris hotel. Ogilvy worked for the head chef, Monsieur Pitard, who ran a tight ship. When France’s president visited the hotel, Ogilvy was preparing frog legs in a white sauce when he noticed Pitard staring at him ...

Moving up in your organization takes more than just serving your time. If you want to rise into a leadership position, you need to build your skills in the following areas.
Imagine you're four months into your new job as a manager, and you absolutely, positively hate it. So what now?
When you ask for something that will advance your career, ask yourself these things first.

Americans tell an average of two lies each day, but different people lie at different rates. Twenty percent of the people tell 80% of the lies. Either way, there’s a good chance someone will lie to you as you go about your day, so it’s wise to know how to spot and handle liars.

Britt McHenry, a D.C.-based ESPN sports reporter, receives the dishonor of being this month’s Worst Communicator.

In the late 1960s, Royal Dutch Shell hit a speed bump. The global oil giant suddenly struggled to forecast cash flows—a key element in budgeting and strategic planning. After a series of consultants failed to provide solutions, Shell looked internally for help. An eccentric manager named Pierre Wack stepped up.

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