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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Gayle Igarashi, a secretary at Maluhia Hospital in Honolulu, was forever changed the moment she saw stroke patients, who’d lost the ability to speak, interacting with one of her therapy dogs. Seeing how patients connected with the animals and how it comforted them led Igarashi to launch her “Tails of Aloha” animal therapy program.

The financial crisis means managers and executives, now more than ever, need to hone their leadership skills. Here are the top qualities of a leader, no matter what field you're in, your size or the condition of your balance sheet.

During the 2008 presidential campaign, some pundits wondered whether Barack Obama’s confidence bordered on arrogance. Managers ask themselves the same question.
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:
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