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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When a crisis arises, a manager must be prepared to step up and lead the teams.
"The primary mistake I see many leaders make is falling into the 'Popeye Syndrome' (I am what I am). Their attitude is: If you don’t like the way I do things, who cares?" says Sal Silvester, organizational development consultant.
Contributing to Face­­book’s disastrous market debut: Nasdaq CEO Robert Greifeld boarded a transcontinental flight—with Nasdaq’s system already melting down—and couldn’t be reached. Lesson: Don't get marooned at a critical moment.
Do you know the difference between change fatigue and change resistance? They may seem indistinguishable, but they have radically different outcomes.
CEOs need to accept feedback and modify their behavior, says Deborah Farrington, founder and general partner at StarVest Partners. Through her venture capital firm, she has invested in about 70 companies and taken a long look at hundreds of others. What does she look for?
The worst thing you can say to a CEO is "You'd better read this" and hand over a big, thick document. I expect you to summarize it for me and highlight what's most important. I'm paid to make hard decisions; I need my managers to crystallize those decisions for me and give me a bal­anced, well-reasoned interpretation.

We all can’t be the perfect project manager, but we can evaluate our own strengths and weaknesses against many of the qualities of great project managers. Use the following summary of those best-practices traits and qualities to rank your skills as a project manager.

Learning faster than your competitors can lead to a competitive advantage. So can changing faster than your competitors. What you learn has to be translated into change. And that suggests a continuous feedback loop of perceiving and change.

Don’t forget to ask the simplest question of all before you develop a new product or service for customers: What’s the unmet need? If you fail to learn the answer to that question, even the best salesperson will have trouble pushing a product or service into the market.

Get it done with virtual assistants: Task services are the new office assistants ... Real research shows: When making research-based decisions, how to tell when research is sound? ... New paradigm: Science writer James Gleick thinks the basis of the universe isn’t matter or energy, but data.
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