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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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.

In Working Girl, Melanie Griffith overhauls her appearance so others will take her seriously. In the real world, it takes more than a wardrobe change to lift your on-the-job reputation from “wet behind the ears” to “wise beyond your years.” Indeed, changing the perception others have of you at work can take up to 18 months ...

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act that President Obama signed into law last week is just the beginning of what's shaping up to be a wave of new pro-employee legislation from the current Congress and administration. Next up on the Congressional front-burner: the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), which would make it far easier for unions to gain certification. In this Congressional climate, organized labor is poised for rapid expansion.

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