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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After studying ancient Greek drama masterpieces, the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) concluded that great accomplishments come from people who can think in two distinct ways at the same time:

The U.S. government is funneling more money than ever to small businesses.

Many managers wince at integrating contingent workers into teams with "real" employees. But there's no reason why contingent workers should contribute any less to your team's success than any other employees.

As a college president, Leo Higdon is seeing higher education absorb some of the same pressures that have slammed business, from the shortened tenures of its leaders to some unprecedented financial pressures.

In both large and small ways, we expect our teams to behave ethically. That's the easy part; the hard part is knowing how to respond to the many ethical questions and challenges we face.
Ask most employees in industry what makes a great executive and they’re likely to say, “He or she should be able to do everyone’s job, only better” or “Our leaders should know more about our business than anyone else here.”  
To round out your qualifications as a leader, you can fix almost any personal defect. Proof: Citigroup executive and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin. 
Issue: Resolving manager/employee disputes yourself can consume you. Benefit: Coaching employees to communicate more effectively with their managers will make them less dependent on you. Action: Learn coaching tips ...
"It's a fact of business life," writes professional speaker, consultant, and customer-service expert Peggy Morrow. "To keep your competitive edge, you must be constantly upgrading the quality of the service you offer." That's true regardless of what kind of "customer" you have or what kind of "service" you provide.

Most states operate on a fiscal year that ends June 30, so state agency buyers typically crank up their spending in the late winter and spring. In many cases, they'll spend unused funds in their budget to justify the same or higher funding for next year.

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