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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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.
When you want to ignore a problem, defer it to someone else’s watch or wait for it to magically get better, you kick the can down the road. It’s a strategy that almost never works. So what can we do to deal with problems instead of avoiding them? Here are some ideas.

A blue ocean strategy means creating new, unexplored markets. Casella Wines did that with Yellow Tail wine. Like the vintner, take these four steps:

Your boss just can't seem to get it together when it comes to managing his or her time? Your boss is always late for meetings, can't seem to make decisions quickly and doesn’t churn out projects in a timely manner. In short, he or she is making both of you look bad. What can you do?

A glut of “yes” men is probably one reason Martha Stewart hasn’t made the comeback she so anticipated. Signs that she let ego get in the way of her business’s best interests:
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