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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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Good ideas aren’t hard to find. As long as you’ve got smart and creative people, there should be plenty of ideas. What’s hard is follow-through. Two examples: making the Rolling Stones album “Sticky Fingers” and Mick Jagger writing “Brown Sugar.”
Many managers equate coaching with showing employees a better way to perform a task. But even if you do a great job demonstrating the “right” technique, there’s no guarantee observers will copy it successfully. Broaden your definition of coaching to include other, more motivating tools to produce better performance.
Much has been written about Netflix’s embarrassing flip-flop earlier this year. The kerfuffle was over CEO Reed Hastings’ unfortunate decision that he quickly reversed when his customers protested loudly. In the process, Hastings forgot to do one key thing: offer an apology.
Make time to think. Rodin’s sculpture “The Thinker” depicts a man deep in thought. His right elbow rests on his left knee, which is hard to do. Thinking is hard, even painful, but it’s crucial for success.