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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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Although supervisors need a wide array of people skills and certain technical abilities, nothing is more critical to supervisory success than credibility. When supervisors lose their credibility, they lose both their employees’ trust and their effectiveness as leaders.
Everything we perceive is influenced by how we see ourselves. For this reason, we need to develop self-awareness—with no filters—to fulfill our potential as leaders.
Jamie Dimon prefers to share information—strategic initiatives, financial results, etc.—with a wide range of employees. Through this inclusive approach, people at all levels feel like participants in the company’s fortunes rather than bystanders.
Like any CEO, Amy Rees Anderson wishes that employees wouldn’t make costly errors. Yet she’s willing to look past well-intentioned mistakes as long as they turn into learning opportunities.
“I couldn’t understand why folks weren’t rowing with me. I thought, ‘I gave them all the data. It’s clear I’m right.’”
Many people with high standards lapse into perfectionism. They’re never happy with their work, so they keep investing more time trying to make it better. Carole King fought off perfectionism.
“We needed to work with a strong technical team to support our firm’s growth, but we couldn’t find the right partner. Surprisingly, it’s rare to find a tech firm that combines high-quality creative designers and skilled developers who can produce exceptional results...”
Most leaders like to celebrate success. But if you want employees to innovate, think about the benefits of celebrating failure, too. After all, no less sweat, toil or creative energy goes into major projects that don’t happen to pan out.
“I learned that people’s motivations are not logical. They come from a very different place. Their motivations are emotional.”
Dan O’Sullivan was riding the subway in Boston when the train suddenly stopped. At first, his annoyance spiked. Then he was impressed.
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