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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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If you lead in any capacity, providing employees feedback is one of your most important jobs. But are you actually good at it?
The “Monty Hall problem” became the subject of essays, papers and even books as an example of supposedly clear truths becoming anything but upon closer inspection.
Becoming a parent obviously changes one’s personal life. However, the effects of such a monumental event often extend beyond the home front and into the office.
Your personal brand is the qualities that make you … you. It’s your reputation and what sets you apart from others. To build a strong personal brand, focus on these three areas.
Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress, served two separate terms during the years our country entered world wars. Many of her cutting-edge ideas became accepted, but many were still considered radical.
Need a quick jolt of leadership adrenaline? Check out these stories of four famous people who came within a whisker of losing it all ... or never making it big in the first place.
The résumé of Kevin Turner, who spent 11 years as chief operating officer of Microsoft, didn’t really mesh with the demands of the world of hedge fund Citadel. And he became an example of a leader who can’t necessarily walk into the boardroom of his choice and dazzle in a different culture.
Here are three ways to build an online identity.

In the late 1970s, Richard Fain was stuck on a sinking ship, cargo shipping company Gotaas-Larsen Shipping. Rather than play defense, Fain proposed that the board of directors authorize a major investment in new ships.

Humanity is not just a feel-good concept; it sells

In the pre-dawn darkness of a May morning in 1970, a sleepless Richard Nixon asked his valet, Manolo Sanchez, if he’d ever seen the Lincoln Memorial. Nixon told him to get dressed, because that’s where they were headed. Some young protesters were stunned to see the President approach.

Before you accept that promotion into a leadership role, find out the answers to these questions.

Regardless of your job title, you can establish executive presence by radiating self-assuredness. Here are some tips to wield authority with confidence.

Watching ultra-successful people gives you clues as to how they tick and how you can succeed, too.

In debunking the balance theme, leadership expert Sue Hawkes gives three tips for leaders to help them accept and maximize an imbalanced schedule.

Leaders who possess emotional intelligence are more impactful at managing teams and working symbiotically with others. Here’s a deeper look at what it really entails, and how to intentionally take steps to improve yours.

Beware of bruising sensibilities internally when praising how well someone else or some other organization performs.

Kathleen Sebelius was insurance commissioner of Kansas when health powerhouse Anthem wanted to buy Blue Cross Blue Shield. “My gut just told me this was a disaster waiting to happen,” she remembered.

In 1988, at age 33, Miles White turned down the chance to head the Asia Pacific region for a division of Abbott Laboratories. Why? His wife wanted to open a children’s bookstore and he didn’t want to transplant their three young sons.

Just because change is a constant in today’s workplace doesn’t mean employees like it or are open to embrace it.

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