Make time to think. Rodin’s sculpture “The Thinker” depicts a man deep in thought. His right elbow rests on his left knee, which is hard to do. Thinking is hard, even painful, but it’s crucial for success.
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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“Presence.” You know it when you see it: Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan had it. Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter did not. Dan McCarthy suggests using these acting techniques to gain stage presence:
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.