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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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How do you enforce an ill-advised layoff, or a dubious business decision, and still maintain your sanity and credibility?
Consider these strategies to keep your productivity high and combat "interaction fatigue."
Many people, including those in leadership positions, tend to overthink things. My grandfather, fortunately was not one of them. I’ve codified the wisdom Grandpa Charlie passed down to me, and a glimpse of this knowledge is here. It’s a set of strategies leaders should remind themselves of from time to time.
Does just the thought of negotiating make you nervous? Follow these 10 tips for a successful—and—stress-free negotiation.
“Rather than try to get people to move to your preferred communication platform, go to theirs!” explains leading networking expert Ivan Misner, Ph.D.
Sometimes, we all need a little fear to remind us of what is truly important. There are three things we must remember about fear.
Q. We’re thinking of surveying our entire workforce specifically about their morale. Do you think that’s a good move, or might it come across as weak?
The company I was working for was in trouble, and everyone seemed to know it. Bonuses stopped; goals weren’t met. People were nervous.
Q. People can give me all the tips in the world about how to control my nerves before a speech, but they never seem to take. Want to take a crack at one?
In late 1985, Steve Jobs had launched NeXT and wanted to buy a unit of Lucasfilm that made special-effects software for the movies. But finalizing a deal meant haggling with George Lucas, a notoriously hard negotiator.
When it comes to screens, bigger is better ... Learn management skill from the best
Music producer Quincy Jones started life as a hustler on the South Side of Chicago, but found his path after his family moved to a town near Seattle.
Coming back to the office after time off can be challenging, especially when work has piled up in your absence. Use these strategies to get right back into productive habits.
Here are some grounding managerial philosophies Jobs shared in a 72-minute speech, and how you can use them to be a more impactful leader.
Q. Now that I’m in a position of influence, I’m really trying to promote a more ethical workplace. What are the best ways to make my point about the way we intend to operate?
Try this quiz to gauge your ability to handle pressure.
Mastering public relations requires a tricky balancing act. Leaders need to appear accessible to the media without revealing too much. Colin Angle, co-founder and CEO of iRobot, recently fell out of balance—and paid the price.
Sallie Krawcheck heads up the digital investment platform Ellevest, so she knows a thing or two about having to adapt to a changing landscape at work. She offers four keys to staying ahead of a business world that always seems to be lurching furiously ahead.
Don’t make it a rule to turn the interview into a sales conference. Under most circumstances, let the candidate do the talking—and the selling—and sit back and decide if you’re ready to buy.
Just as the Major League Baseball season was starting in 2004, Boston Red Sox fans were entertained by the TV ads run by Jordan’s furniture, a favorite Massachusetts retailer.
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