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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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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.
Without trust and mutual respect, less sharing of information and more obfuscation can lead to tragically wrongheaded decisions.
Q. I just accepted a midlevel manager job. Yesterday, I met with a senior vice president who I’ll have to work with regularly. He said, “I don’t suffer fools gladly.” I interpreted that as arrogant, especially given his pompous tone. How do you cope with fools like this?
Q. My boss refuses to let me run an internal training program. He insists on wasting money on an outside consultant because he thinks this “expert” knows more than I do. I’m furious. Any advice on what I should do next?
Golf legend Arnold Palmer recalled half a dozen close rounds and playoffs in the 1960s and 1970s he could have won if he’d kept the killer instinct that won him the U.S. Open at Cherry Hills in 1960.
“It’s important to question your own assumptions before you try to communicate a message to others.”
Kate Brodock, co-founder and CEO of Women 2.0, has learned a few lessons she’d like to pass on.
Texaco CEO Peter Bijur made a big decision: He agreed to sell the company to Chevron. But his response to the deal proved his undoing.
“I can’t hang with the guys (I’m the boss, after all), but I also can’t seem to influence their behavior. What do I do?”
As the first woman to lead a major bank in Australia, Gail Kelly has developed a down-to-earth leadership philosophy.
Gary Cohn had a dream. But he needed to lie to attain it.
Wander far and wide, to several different aspects of your business, if your destination is the corner office.
You’re more apt to engage audiences if you invite them to speak up at any time.
On his last day on the job after 35 years, Michael Stuban decided to vent. Chairman Sean Logan did not handle it well.
4 simple mind games that can improve your performance in the workplace.
DeWitt Wallace was fired for his idea for a farmer’s digest, but he forged ahead anyway.
If others are making claims designed to keep you from testing their validity, you’ll know that defensive thinking is going on.
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