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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You’ve got to hand John Mackey credit for creating Whole Foods, sweeping out dusty old organic markets and ushering in a new era of green grocers. Despite his air of certitude, one of the secrets to Mackey’s success is his ability to change his mind.

Soon after Steve Cannon became president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA in 2012, he launched an ambitious, long-term initiative to upgrade customer service, stating, "This is going to be my legacy."
Entrepreneur Michael Alden says the key to success is often just 5% more: putting in 5% more time and effort, giving 5% more to employees or being 5% more efficient.
"Whether they want to admit it or not, leaders generally only do one or two things really well. The best leaders surround themselves with great people to do the rest and get out of their way."
Building trust is a lot like building a house of cards: It takes a long time to create, but doesn’t take long for it to come tumbling down. A broken promise or betrayed confidence can erode trust very quickly.
The key to being a strong leader is positive values and a positive outlook.

Eric Schmidt joined Google as its CEO in 2001. Even though the company was already a smashing success, he knew his job wouldn’t be easy. Schmidt, 61, understood the risk that founders take when hiring an outsider as CEO. Clashes can occur as founders chafe at the CEO’s decisions.

The traits that served Dick Costolo well during Twitter’s early years did not help him once it became a public company. His background did not prepare him to run a huge global business with investors clamoring for stable growth.

Ken Chenault knows it’s tough to forge connections with over 50,000 employees. But that doesn’t stop the longtime CEO of American Express from trying.
Tech visionary John Mauchly wrote a paper in 1941 that led to the first modern computer: the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, or ENIAC, a device that used electricity to “think.”
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