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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The next time you do not have an answer for something, say, “I don’t know,” and then smile pleasantly or sheepishly, and wait for a response.
Randall Hogan, chairman and chief executive of Pentair, says “thinking right to left” is a key to succeeding as CEO. He defines it as identifying where you are now as a starting point and then articulating a clear goal to reach a different point.
Known as “the Wizard” for his showmanship, inventor Nikola Tesla, one of America’s first celebrity scientists at the turn of the 20th century, relied on rigorous thinking as well as imagination to perfect his inventions.

Imagine getting kicked out of not one but two rock bands that both went on to become icons of their era. That’s exactly what happened to Jason Everman, once the second guitarist for Nirvana. Eventually, he became an elite member of the U.S. Army Rangers and Special Forces.

Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks ­Coffee Co., has a reputation for speaking his mind. His strongly voiced opinions help shape the company’s image.
If any good can come from foreclosures, Phil Cooley, dubbed the “Prince of Detroit,” will find a way.
Starting his career as a junior naval officer, Adm. Elmo Zumwalt Jr. earned a series of promotions to become the youngest vice admiral in Navy history. He commanded U.S. naval forces in Vietnam and, at age 49, became chief of naval operations—the youngest man to serve as the Navy’s highest-ranking ­officer.
Become a Beta leader and build a Beta workplace ... Deliver consistently with “deliberate practice” ... Don't shy away from one very informal word.
Before signing off from her blog earlier this year, Lisa Haneberg summed up her experience as a leader and author for 30 years.
As Apple’s new CEO in 1996, Gil ­Amelio sought to put his stamp on the famous computer maker. But he left a different kind of mark.
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