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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Think about how you want your organization described, in clear, jargon-free words that anyone would understand. Then describe it the way your best customer would ... If you travel a lot, but aren’t willing to shell out for business class, consider Priority Pass.

In 1997 Daimler Benz AG executives were toasting the successful introduction of a new class of car geared toward younger drivers, especially women and young families. Then they received an urgent phone call. The car had failed the “Moose Test.” Mercedes’ mistake?

Leaders may believe they’re “plugged in,” but their words and actions may create a disconnect. A recent poll by Maritz Research shows that a mere 11% of employees strongly agree that their managers show a consistency between their words and actions. How plugged in are you?

Does it ever seem like your newly promoted manager is blindly muddling through the job? Well, she probably is. A recent poll revealed that only one in 10 recently promoted individuals received any leadership training or coaching. If you find yourself promoted—without feeling prepared—here’s a crash course in managing others:

Executive Leadership is pleased to present this time-machine interview with Thomas Alva Edison, who perfected the art of invention in 19th century America and touched off a technological revolution in the 20th century.
CEO Peter Bregman was visiting friends, when his friends’ daughter, Dana, returned from a swim meet, close to tears. “I was disqualified,” she said. Her grandmother reached out and gave her empathy. “I wanted every leader ... to see that because the empathetic response to failure is not only the most compassionate, it’s also the most productive,” says Bregman.
Net­work­ing is vital for growing your busi­ness. But you may not be a natural-born networker. Follow these three simple tips from top sales expert and author Tom Searcy:

3M Companies appears poised to settle a high-profile age discrimination suit. Earlier this year, the company filed a joint motion for preliminary ap­proval of a class-action settlement involving approximately 7,000 workers. If the Ramsey County District Court agrees, the employees (and their attorneys) will split $12 million.

Many business thinkers have already pro­­nounced the death of the hierarchical, command-and-control approach to leadership. Those approaches simply don’t work anymore. What’s in? Adaptive leadership. Among other things, adaptive leaders embrace uncertainty and adopt new approaches.

The New York media world was abuzz with news of the termination of veteran publishing executive Jack Griffin from his job of CEO of Time Inc. a little more than five months after he got there. In the spirit of leadership learning, I’m offering my Five Ways to Avoid Being Fired in Five Months: