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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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.
One of CEO Joel Manby’s most memorable lessons in leadership came from Miss Pray, his seventh-grade teacher in Battle Creek, Mich. She said, “You have the natural ability to be a great leader, but you are going to have to fix your listening skills or you will be limited in how far you can go.”
U.S. Army veteran Mike Figliuolo, in his book, One Piece of Paper, talks about what makes maxims so important, how they change and how you can communicate them.

There’s nothing new about a marketing or ad campaign “going viral.” Back in the 1930s and 1940s, a woman named Josephine Mentzer built a beauty empire through viral tactics. You know her as Estée Lauder ...

A leader's kickstarter: Ask these questions: What’s the next action we need to get this moving? What do you need to make that happen? What will you do next? Then what? What’s the priority right now? What is the next step?

In need of an “aha!” moment? If you’re a night owl, you’ll likely experience it in the morning. If you’re an early bird, inspiration might strike at day’s end. That’s because innovation and creativity are at their peak when we’re not at our best, with respect to our circadian rhythms.

Persevering when you’re struggling through a problem sometimes requires knowing that it can be done. Otherwise, you’re likely to throw up your hands with an exasperated, “It can’t be done.”
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