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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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.
Leaders with emotional intelligence rarely possess it by accident. Their high self-awareness lets them see cause-effect relationships between their feelings and their actions. To raise your awareness, keep daily notes of your actions—and the thoughts that led to those actions.
Soon after John Heer joined North Mississippi Health Services as CEO in 2004, he decided to improve how his leadership team managed their employees. They evaluated each other on several qualities. In Heer’s case, his lowest rating was for listening. As a result, he began keeping “a listening log.”

In the early 1970s, Phil Romano owned restaurants in Florida. Amid a sputtering economy, he came up with an idea: He’d launch a club for professional women and give them a free dinner at the bar. He told them that men can network through many channels but women have fewer such opportunities ...

Keep your edge by keeping on the move ... Be a canary in the coal mine ... Give CO2 the boot.
It’s tempting to face the unfamiliar head-on, but you have to think it through. Here’s how.

Leadership coach Peter Bregman has made a study of executive-level meetings. His assessment: Lose the PowerPoint presentations: “Everybody either nods off or argues,” he says.

Research shows that leaders who develop sound behaviors—and turn them into daily habits—make smart decisions more quickly. Here are three habits that successful leaders often exhibit.

In 1773, founding father Benjamin Franklin wrote a pamphlet to the British royals called Rules by Which a Great Empire May Be Reduced to a Small One. Like King George III, you, too, may be oblivious to satire ...

Make your own luck: Ben Lerer, co-founder and chief executive of Thrillist Media Group, which manages men’s shopping websites, describes his company’s culture: “One thing that we preach at work all day long is ‘don’t hope.’ ”
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