Much has been written about Netflix’s embarrassing flip-flop earlier this year. The kerfuffle was over CEO Reed Hastings’ unfortunate decision that he quickly reversed when his customers protested loudly. In the process, Hastings forgot to do one key thing: offer an apology.
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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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.
“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.