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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 Holy Grail of problem solving is creating shared understanding, a precursor to shared commitment, says CogNexus Institute founder Jeff Conklin.
New research shows that bullies fail as leaders in the long run, says Fordham professor William Baker. Indeed, nice guys finish first ... Maggie Fox, founder and CEO of Social Media Group, jots down three goals—and only three—every morning ... Try this interview question.
Habits shape us all. In his first book, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg shows how to establish good habits and discard bad ones.

A narcissistic personality has its merits. Steve Jobs’ narcissism, for example, helped instill cult-like loyalty from employees. Such a leader might take dizzying risks that others wouldn’t. But narcissism has a darker side, too.

You’ve got vision, while the rest of the world wears bifocals. If that bit of swagger sums up your leadership style, you’ve got something in common with Butch Cassidy. Here are some other techniques that could help you, just like Cassidy, keep the rest of the world one step behind.
Mabel Yu was a fairly low-level em­­ployee at Vanguard. But in 2009, Vanguard named Yu its analyst of the year. Here's why.
In what may become a unifying theory of human behavior, biologist E.O. Wilson is positing a theory that “individual selection,” or competition to thrive and pass along one’s genes, inevitably loses out to “group selection.” Forming alliances has become a fundamental human trait, he says, because “it is a good way to win.”
Good leaders acknowledge their limitations, then “open up themselves to others,” says leadership author and coach John Baldoni. “People want to work with a manager who knows what he can and cannot do.”

In the simplest terms, strategy is about figuring out where to play and how to win to maximize long-term value. To define your business strategy, answer these three questions:

Bob Frisch, author of  Who’s In the Room?, says decisions are typically made by the boss consulting with a small group of people—what he calls the “kitchen cabinet.” And everyone knows that when the boss makes big decisions, he turns to this close group.  Here's what's wrong with that...
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