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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In an exclusive interview with Executive Leadership, executive coach Debra Benton, author of How to Think Like a CEO (Warner Books), identified these six common behaviors as career-killers:
So, can leadership be taught? Jay Conger, executive director of the University of Southern
California’s Leadership Institute, had his doubts. He embarked on a
two-year study to find out.
Avoid falling prey to the most common lie leaders tell themselves
Ending an informal partnership is simple because there is no official entity to dissolve.
Assess the bottom line and culture of your organization to keep it
healthy. Here are the questions you’ll need to answer and the steps
you’ll take, divided into four key parts:
Front-line managers make a tremendous difference in turnover, costs,
quality, safety and innovation, not to mention overall performance.
They’re the people who keep customers happy and keep small glitches
from widening into disasters. First-level leaders need to understand
the whole organization, yet they rarely are let in on the big picture. Every one of your front-line leaders should be able to answer “Yes” to these questions:
Below, we list the nine key qualities people seek most in a leader, as research shows. Which qualities do you own?
When Kevin Rollins took over as chief executive at Dell last year, he arrived just in time to see profits begin to slump. Rollins could’ve blamed a saturated marketplace or other external
factors. Instead, he decided that poor management was to blame. In a
gutsy upside-down move to shake things up, he asked employees to review
their bosses’ performance.
U.S. business leaders tend to be professional managers with fewer
family and political ties than leaders elsewhere, says one Harvard
business professor who’s studied the issue. Because of this relative
independence from family and politics in business, the research
indicates, Americans use a greater variety of leadership styles. Which one of these describes you?
Robert Hopkins, a pilot and photographer during World War II, could
have settled for being one of many photographers assigned in 1945 to
the Yalta conference in the Crimea, where the three main Allied leaders
would shape the postwar world. Instead, being crowded out of prime shots by some 30 Russian
photographers led the young Hopkins to assert his leadership skills.