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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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For Bill George, it’s easy to differentiate between a manager and leader: A manager spends too much time doing paperwork while a leader spends most of the day interacting face-to-face.

Are you a situational leader or an emotional leader? Situational leadership depends on the kind of direction and support each of your followers needs. Emotional leadership is situational, too, but based more on the theory of emotional intelligences than on the level of your involvement ...

Look beyond today’s recession. A new crop of chief executives must run tomorrow’s companies. Are you ready?
In 1995, Jim Stengel moved to Prague to run Procter & Gamble’s business in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. He had already spent 12 years climbing the ladder at P&G and he was headed for the executive suite. Then he stumbled.

Yale psychologists, back in 1990, found that the ability to think dispassionately about your own passions is linked with success. This finding opened up a whole new field: emotional intelligence.

Henry Rogers had big plans for one of his rising young employees. Then he overheard something that changed his mind.
Master motivators develop a keen understanding of people. To assess your motivational skills, grade yourself in the following three areas:

There’s no doubt Generation Y will fundamentally change corporate America. It’s already started. Managing Gen Y is a hot topic among consultants, HR executives and talent management professionals. For a Gen Y’er like me, this is great news. We’re primed to change the workplace for the better. Here’s how we’ll do it.

Ten years ago, one of Adobe System’s co-founders, Charles M. Geschke, noticed that the company had changed. It no longer ran according to the principles he’d envisioned. Being nimble was a good thing for Adobe; after all, it’s a software company. But Geschke wanted a consistent set of business principles.

The three leadership skills required now are agility, communication and decisiveness, says Clarke Murphy, who heads the CEO search practice for Russell Reynolds.

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