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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Whether you feel like a “born leader” or a thinly veiled fraud, you can develop valuable insights by quizzing yourself on your skills, traits and experience as a leader. On each of these items, give yourself an “S” for strong or “N” for needs improvement.
Run down this list to see if your behavior aligns with the “high influence style” of leadership.
Leaders need to project the kind of confidence that can start a conversation instead of shutting it down, so they should aim to be more like Oprah Winfrey than Martha Stewart.
Here are some ways to use time more wisely: 1. Stop trying to do everything ... 2. Stay on message ... 3. Don’t let routine matters usurp important ones ...
“It’s human nature to value the attributes of others that are the most similar to our own and devalue the characteristics that we do not possess,” says Peter Friedes, co-founder of Managing People Better. But you can pay a price for shortsightedness.
For generations, Procter & Gamble innovated from within. The giant consumer products company that makes Tide detergent and Crest toothpaste conducted research-and-development veiled in secrecy. Under A.J. Lafley, P&G’s now-retired CEO, the company’s closed innovation process began to open up.

New leaders have expanded from “country-centric” to global in outlook. They have to be smart, says former Medtronic CEO William George, but now they have to be culturally and emotionally intelligent, too.

Tweet this (or not) ... Make the commitment to be there ... Think big ...
A manager who is able to recognize symptoms of a demoralized staff can take action to improve the situation.
How things go during a new employee’s first days and weeks on the job can make the difference between a great hire and a disastrous one.
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