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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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“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.
It’s bad enough if people look down at their devices rather than pay attention to the proceedings in a meeting. But it creates a downhill spiral if others notice and resent their colleagues’ behavior.
Bud Liebenow, who rescued John F. Kennedy and crew after their PT boat sank during WWII, never shrank from a challenge.
Known for fairness and firmness, Joseph Wapner was TV’s first judge, star of “The People’s Court” from 1981 to 1993.
Quality, innovation, profitability, and growth all depend on having strategy and execution fit together seamlessly.
The most enlightened leaders deal with problem personalities just like everyone else. But it’s the way they respond to difficult or unlikable people that sets them apart.
Some people thought A. Philip Randolph was crazy in 1930 when he turned down a job offer from New York City’s mayor, Fiorello La Guardia.
Frank Sesno’s favorite question to ask a leader is simply, “How do you know?”
As founder and CEO of a chain of sushi restaurants in Florida, Abe Ng attributes his success to two factors: setting high standards and communicating a clear vision to employees.
One of the foibles of many managers—especially the rookies—is the lack of assertiveness. It’s the awareness of the need to swoop down on wayward employees to express your opinions and feelings without delay.
Most change efforts—70% in fact—fail, usually because of botched communication.
Seeking to reduce employee injuries, Paul Anderson sought ideas from his top safety official who declared, “It’s your fault.”
Holding onto anger can eat away at your well-being. Even if someone upsets you, choose how to respond. And remember that time is a master healer.
You may never have heard of Terry Winograd, but the Stanford professor emeritus has mentored two of the greatest tech luminaries of our age: Google co-founder Larry Page and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman.
“Every morning, I’d walk in the front door and think, ‘Do I really want to do this?’”
Ethical lapses don’t occur in a vacuum. Usually, faulty assumptions or actions contribute to bad outcomes.
In 1997, Jeff Bezos spoke to a Harvard Business School class about his fledgling e-commerce company. They urged him to sell his startup to Barnes & Noble.
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