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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In 1862, Robert E. Lee sent Jefferson Davis a dispatch to demonstrate his leadership style.

“I will keep you informed of everything of importance that transpires,” he wrote. “When you do not hear from me, you may feel sure that I do not think it necessary to trouble you. I shall feel obliged to you for any directions you may think proper to give.”

Can’t get your organization’s execs to sit through training sessions because they don’t want to appear vulnerable in public? Want to make sure an up-and-coming manager is ready for the next big promotion? Call an executive coach ...

New ideas sometimes incubate slowly, but it’s still great leaders who push them.
While being "in charge" and "in control" are often overrated as marks of a good leader, it's still true that being a manager involves having higher status and more power than your employees.

Hiring younger workers for entry-level and managerial-trainee jobs poses unique challenges. Because those applicants have little or no experience under their belts, interviewing requires special insights. To predict job success, focus on applicants' maturity level by asking the right questions and looking for certain nonverbal cues ...

Nearly half of U.S. employees say their employers have not set clear performance goals for them. Solution: Encourage supervisors to use these six steps to create a goal-oriented culture in your workplace ...

Employees at Choice Hotels International's headquarters in Silver Spring, Md., can take advantage of the company's Learning Center, a high-tech training facility that offers about 50 classes a year in computer and supervisory skills, time management, communication, writing and decision making ...

 

What's the most important factor in an employee's job satisfaction? A new study says HR professionals and employees have completely divergent answers to that question ...

Included in HR Weekly e-letter — june 19, 2007, free story Most managers have faced this dilemma at least once in their careers: A candidate looks great on paper and gives a knockout interview; but two weeks into the new job, you’re less than enthused. The new employee doesn’t show that same initiative or smarts [...]

You know that employees who feel stalled in their careers are more inclined to quit. But how can organizations keep their workers energized and constantly training for a step up? One solution that's gaining steam: a new breed of job-rotation program ...

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