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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The essence of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, according to his biographer, is that his personality was integral to his way of doing business. For one thing, he acted as though the normal rules didn’t apply to him, and he poured his passion, intensity and emotion into Apple products. Here are a few of his top lessons.

Labeling leadership traits as “masculine” or “feminine” is just a mental shortcut based on popular culture, not facts. We keep taking the shortcut because it’s easy, but these traits, traditionally associated with women, can help anyone lead.

Dishing out criticism demands delicacy. Here's the best way to gain cooperation and compliance when giving feedback that isn't as positive as the listener might like.

Lindsey Danilack was the top cadet in West Point’s graduating class this May, only the fourth woman ever to hold that position. Here are tips from Danilack and other women of West Point.

Randall Hogan, chairman and chief executive of Pentair, says “thinking right to left” is a key to succeeding as CEO. He defines it as identifying where you are now as a starting point and then articulating a clear goal to reach a different point.
The baseball world was abuzz this summer about a new phenom, 13-year-old female Mo’Ne Davis, who pitched a shutout in August during the first round of the Little League World Series.
Daniel Schwartz, 33, is one of the youngest chief executives of a major global enterprise. A former Wall Street analyst, he brought a cost-cutting mindset to Burger King.
At age 37, Magnus Norman has become one of the most widely admired coaches in tennis. “He did a great job with Robin Soderling and is doing an amazing job with me,” says Stan Wawrinka, who rose from second tier to Grand Slam champion this year and now ranks among the top five players in the world.
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.