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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During a commencement speech he gave at MIT, Drew Houston shared two points of advice he would give to his younger self.

Like many CEOs, Dan Quiggle also raised funds for his favorite nonprofit organizations. He recalls asking a billionaire for a hefty donation to a particular charity. Quiggle, co-founder and CEO of America’s Choice Title Co., made his pitch with care. He began by thanking the billionaire for his support ...

Tom Clancy, best-selling author of military thrillers, proved that you don’t have to sneak around to glean intelligence.
Tom Magliozzi, who died in November 2014, co-hosted the radio show “Car Talk” with his brother Ray. The two of them got away with a ton of cornball shtick because of their deep knowledge about why machines work.
Leadership expert Jim Collins loves to research why companies succeed and fail. He takes an intense and methodical approach to everything; how many people do you know who log—and clock—their daily activities?
Are you a thermometer or a thermostat at work?

Unilever, a global giant with dozens of brands including Dove, Lipton and Ben & Jerry’s, competes with consumer goods behemoths such as Nestlé and Procter & Gamble. But you’d never know it by talking with its CEO.

When the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens faced each other in the AFC Championship game, the result was arguably one of the best NFL playoff games ever. Yet the following week, the media focused on dubious post-game statements made by coach John Harbaugh.

Respectful communication enhances your leadership. By leveling with people and radiating authenticity, you can deliver even bad news without rupturing your relationships at work. Here are four phrases that can undermine your reputation—and how to avoid them.

After decades working as an architect and senior executive at large firms, Stan Hathaway formed strong opinions about the right and wrong way to manage people. Now he has a chance to apply what he’s learned.
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