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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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You know this already: It takes confidence to advance from middle management to leadership. Luckily, you can learn to feel confident.
Projects are too important to not finish them, and as a leader, you can influence how and when projects end and make the ending strong.
During nearly 5½ years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, Lee Ellis relied on his sense of humor to keep him going. But it took his first three months in captivity for him to recapture his ability to laugh. Then 24, Ellis recalls the first time he flashed his humor as a POW.
Your body language can work for or against you. By striking a pose that makes you look confident, you actually gain confidence. Adopting a “power pose” may even enhance your performance.

Early on, John Woolard decided to make energy conservation turn a profit. By his early 20s, he was asking himself: “What do you do with your life? How do you make it meaningful?” Several experiences shaped his course.

After three years as head writer for Saturday Night Live, Adam McKay was ready to quit in 2000. But before leaving SNL, McKay took his agent’s advice and ap­­proached Lorne Michaels with a series of de­­mands he’d need to stay put ...
An end-of-year gift is a great way to show your staff how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication. But good intentions can quickly turn into sticky situations. Here are some considerations:

Lots of people have great ideas. Not many execute them. Malcom McLean saw what needed to be done to streamline shipping, but it would take him 20 years to make it happen.

Lead the charge when you see a challenge ... Get past your limitations ... Take the time to be concise.
About a year ago, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos stopped by the office of 37signals, maker of a project management app, and talked about people who are “right a lot.”
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