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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Imagine you’ve shown up for three days of leadership training. On the first night, you’ve settled in for a good night’s sleep when someone wakes you and takes you to a nearby bay for a two-mile swim. That’s how former Navy SEAL Rob Roy kicks off his 80-hour leadership course inspired by military combat prep.

Governing by rules allows those at the top to believe they can control the actions of those below. Leading from values, though, shifts the responsibility for decision-making to employees. Shifting power to people may seem dangerous, but it can ultimately make an organization more powerful.

Oscar-winning actor Cliff Robertson lived the kind of leadership he portrayed as Peter Parker’s uncle in “Spiderman” delivering the line that gave “Spiderman” its moral heft: “With great power comes great responsibility.”
Last year, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings was Fortune's Business Person of the Year. Now, he’s getting slammed for what he acknowledges are a series of poor decisions and mishandled customer communications. Three lessons to learn from that:
Why Leaders Lie, a slim volume that tells the truth about lying, offers basic definitions of deception, which is designed to prevent others from knowing the truth. Deception includes lying, spinning and concealment ...
Stick to the plan: Chipotle Mexican Grill founder Steve Ells runs his place on rules. He limits the menu to four basic items, serves no coffee or dessert, and doesn’t mess with limited-time offers. Even room temperature is strictly regulated. Result: Revenue has tripled since 2006, to $2 billion.
Critics cast singer Mike Love as the villain who blunted Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson’s creative brilliance, but it was Love who brought coherence to Wilson’s greatest song, “Good Vibrations.”
If your company isn’t actually achieving and making progress, don’t send out a broadcast that claims otherwise. Employees will see straight through it.
Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape and one of the biggest venture capitalists in Silicon Valley, finds MBA graduating classes to be a reliable contrary indicator.
You may think you don’t gamble, in life or in business. Bill Cosby says you do.
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