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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Capping your career, or a segment of it, can be hard to pull off on your own terms.
Q: Every few months, I have to give a presentation to the board of directors. One of the board members repeatedly interrupts me, often rudely, with rambling questions or irrelevant comments. He breaks my rhythm and steals my thunder. How can I shut him up?
Many people think the term “leader” is meant for those only in positions of power, like a boss. But anyone can be a leader, and there are multiple opportunities every day at work or in life to practice effective leadership. Robin Camarote writes at Inc.com that you should deliberately practice leadership, or else you will miss out on learning opportunities.
Learning how to be a good leader is a process. Ginny Soskey, writing at HubSpot, cites resources you can turn to for help.

You can say a lot in five minutes or less, but less time for a speech means more planning. Here are 3 tips for doing it.

You’ve got to hand John Mackey credit for creating Whole Foods, sweeping out dusty old organic markets and ushering in a new era of green grocers. Despite his air of certitude, one of the secrets to Mackey’s success is his ability to change his mind.

Soon after Steve Cannon became president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA in 2012, he launched an ambitious, long-term initiative to upgrade customer service, stating, "This is going to be my legacy."
Entrepreneur Michael Alden says the key to success is often just 5% more: putting in 5% more time and effort, giving 5% more to employees or being 5% more efficient.
"Whether they want to admit it or not, leaders generally only do one or two things really well. The best leaders surround themselves with great people to do the rest and get out of their way."
Building trust is a lot like building a house of cards: It takes a long time to create, but doesn’t take long for it to come tumbling down. A broken promise or betrayed confidence can erode trust very quickly.
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