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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 the late 1990s, UPS executives realized that the company’s model wasn’t working. To explain large-scale innovations, they turned to breakthroughs of the past: from bicycle deliveries to trucks, from ground service to air freight, from paper tracking to a web-based system.
Ask yourself questions to describe the future you want ... Use a general's formula for deciding when to press a point ... Go boldly, as Davy Crockett did.
We all have enemies, says leadership blogger, West Point graduate and former Army officer Mike Figliuolo. But it’s counterproductive if we let them dominate our thoughts.
After graduating college, Mark Cuban got a job at Mellon Bank. His youthful energy led him to think like an entrepreneur—and that landed him in trouble with higher-ups ...
Terry Jones, founder of Travelocity, once squandered $1 million of the company’s money on a dud project. He assumed his boss would scold him—or worse—for wasting precious funds. Instead, his boss asked, “Well, Terry, what did you learn?”
Frank Lloyd Wright, the famous architect, did not endear himself to his team. In the half-century since his death in 1959, many experts have reflected on his inability to lead others.
Sometimes, being a leader means being the only doctor in a town of 3,400 in rural Georgia. That’s how it is for Howard McMahan, M.D., who’s been seeing the same pa­­tients for more than 20 years, but for whom life would be easier if he closed his practice and took a job at a regional medical center 30 miles away. Still, he stays.
Exceptional leaders typically have no clue what their “genius” is. They can’t put their finger on what happens when they’re at their best.
A conversation with Brian Scudamore, 43, who founded 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in 1989. Today, it’s among the fastest-growing franchises in the world.
What can managers learn from watching the earnings of publicly traded companies? “Plenty,” says Kathleen Brush, a 25-year veteran of international business and author of The Power of One: You’re the Boss.
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