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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Hiring a professional or executive coach might be all the rage, but
according to the Center for Creative Leadership, a coach isn’t always
the best choice, even though you do need help. You do not need a coach when:
Your boss knows that you’re the grease that keeps everything running.
But how can you gain the attention of your boss’s boss and other
Every year, junior-level staff members in the Virginia office of Merritt Group take a trip to San Francisco. Merritt execs figure a week at the communication firm’s California office is a good way to integrate staff at the bi-coastal organization ...
Next to the art of listening, the art of asking good questions will
help you more than anything else in your leadership training. If you
ask questions well, you can solve problems, manage tough situations and
more easily influence everything that happens.
Passion and overweening pride always remain threats to effective leadership, but optimism is a requirement.
The Admirable Crichton, a
wildly popular comedy by J.M. Barrie, opened in London in 1902 and ran
for more than 800 performances. New productions followed in New York,
and then the play became the basis for several films.
The person who claims the spotlight or advances ideas most forcefully
is probably not the individual you want to assume a leadership position
tomorrow. He or she probably embodies these traits instead:
Coaching and mentoring are among the top new ways to retain high-potential employees, says a survey by ClearRock, a Boston-based executive coaching firm ...
A great idea is hiding somewhere in your organization. Can you find it
and put it to use? If you have no clue how to uncover that idea, some
of the reasons might include:
Want to create an instant retaliation claim after an employee says she lost out on a promotion because of discrimination? Just let a supervisor or manager react angrily to the accusation. It’s dangerous for managers to make any negative comments in the wake of what an employee says was discrimination. Bosses must learn to hold their tongues ...