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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Two professors at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business have plenty of ideas about what it takes to be a leader.

Are your salespeople bogged down in administrative minutiae?

It's possible for an organization to keep or even add employee benefits while tightening its belt and saying no to labor-intensive new products. How? Offer more voluntary benefits, which require little to no administration by HR and are paid for entirely by employees who choose to accept them ...
If you thought the days of the overlooked admin were over, think again. Unfortunately, too often the tasks that admins do for a team project are simply considered “part of the job.” Step up and claim the recognition you’re due with these tactics.
Choose your guiding words carefully. Ask yourself these questions:
Hiring a professional or executive coach might be all the rage, but according to the Center for Creative Leadership, a coach isn’t always the best choice, even though you do need help. You do not need a coach when:
Your boss knows that you’re the grease that keeps everything running. But how can you gain the attention of your boss’s boss and other higher-up execs?

Every year, junior-level staff members in the Virginia office of Merritt Group take a trip to San Francisco. Merritt execs figure a week at the communication firm’s California office is a good way to integrate staff at the bi-coastal organization ...

Next to the art of listening, the art of asking good questions will help you more than anything else in your leadership training. If you ask questions well, you can solve problems, manage tough situations and more easily influence everything that happens.
Passion and overweening pride always remain threats to effective leadership, but optimism is a requirement.
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