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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Many smart people agree that great habits lead to success, including author Gretchen Rubin. The catch: There’s no one-size-fits-all way to get there.

Almost immediately upon becoming Chile’s health minister in 2010, Jaime Jose Manalich hit a crisis. Because a massive earthquake had destroyed many hospitals around the country, Manalich raced to restore health care for Chile’s far-flung citizens. Through his leadership, Manalich, 60, rebuilt Chile’s health delivery system under challenging conditions. The former physician made many wise decisions under duress.

Gesturing comes naturally to dynamic leaders. They use their body—head, hands, arms—to reinforce their message. Here's how to go about it.

Kaz is a Southborough, Mass.-based company that makes health care and home appliances. In 2008, it was struggling to survive. That’s when Julien Mininberg arrived. Over five years, he took Kaz from near insolvency to record profits.

She started her career in journalism by rebuking a columnist in the Pittsburgh Dispatch who called working women “a monstrosity.” Her fiery rebuttal impressed the editor. Hired under a pen name, she produced investigative articles about terrible conditions for female factory workers. In 1887, Bly talked her way into an assignment to get herself committed to an asylum so she could report on conditions there.

Confidence is not what you know. It’s not what you have. It’s a state of mind.
In 1970, John Sculley was a newly hired marketing executive at Pepsi. His first assignment: to develop a distinctive glass bottle to compete against Coke’s popular 6.5-ounce container ...
Some leaders harness the power of positive thinking. Not Olympic gold medalist Maarten van der ­Weijden.
How did a retail powerhouse grow from a bored retail worker's dissatisfaction with her job?
How many of them have you sat through, compared to how many you actually remember? Here’s how to leave a lasting mark.
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