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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After graduating college, Mark Cuban got a job at Mellon Bank. His youthful energy led him to think like an entrepreneur—and that landed him in trouble with higher-ups ...

In 1999, companies didn’t want their information stored in a huge database in what’s now known as the cloud. But Marc Benioff saw the future and pounced.

It’s bad for your psyche to question every decision you make. Besides, once you’ve made a decision, you must live with the outcome, and you should spend your time focusing on delivering the best possible outcome, rather than worrying.
The basic principles of engaging listeners haven’t changed too much since the time of Aristotle, who described the three key elements of persuasive speaking long before the invention of PowerPoint and the wireless mic. Steve Jobs may not have intentionally adopted Aristotle’s list, but its wisdom sure found its way into his talks.
Heard of GRIT? Here’s your primer on the formula by Paul Stoltz, who studies resilience and is CEO of training company Peak Learning.
Within a week of Kevin Johnson becoming CEO of Juniper Networks in 2008, he met with all his direct reports in a group. He told them he wanted to listen and learn, so he asked four questions.
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 ...

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