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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Veteran businessman Norm Brodsky suggests five criteria necessary to excel as a true leader.
Nicknamed “The Father of Advertising,” David Ogilvy learned valuable lessons as a 20-year-old chef. At the time, Ogilvy had left college for a job as an apprentice chef at a prestigious Paris hotel. Ogilvy worked for the head chef, Monsieur Pitard, who ran a tight ship. When France’s president visited the hotel, Ogilvy was preparing frog legs in a white sauce when he noticed Pitard staring at him ...
Moving up in your organization takes more than just serving your time. If you want to rise into a leadership position, you need to build your skills in the following areas.
Imagine you're four months into your new job as a manager, and you absolutely, positively hate it. So what now?
When you ask for something that will advance your career, ask yourself these things first.
Americans tell an average of two lies each day, but different people lie at different rates. Twenty percent of the people tell 80% of the lies. Either way, there’s a good chance someone will lie to you as you go about your day, so it’s wise to know how to spot and handle liars.
Britt McHenry, a D.C.-based ESPN sports reporter, receives the dishonor of being this month’s Worst Communicator.
In the late 1960s, Royal Dutch Shell hit a speed bump. The global oil giant suddenly struggled to forecast cash flows—a key element in budgeting and strategic planning. After a series of consultants failed to provide solutions, Shell looked internally for help. An eccentric manager named Pierre Wack stepped up.
As a top executive at Merrill Lynch and TD Ameritrade, Joe Moglia's employees viewed him as a supportive yet demanding boss who prodded them to excel. But Moglia gravitated to a career in finance only after abandoning a rewarding stint as a football coach. And then came the day when he decided to go back to the gridiron.
Many would-be leaders fall into the trap of treating their decisions as moving targets, wavering after setting a direction or backing away from a commitment, leaving employees in a muddle. Do you?
If you hate public speaking, you feel just as anxious speaking in front of a few people on your team as you would speaking to an auditorium full of people. Business coach Neil Nutburn offers these tips for overcoming your nerves so that you can wow during your next presentation.
Known for his humor and good nature, Pete Rozelle realized that his agreeable personality helped propel his success.
Kishore Biyani leads by breaking the rules. He turns conventional wisdom on its head in directing his retail empire in India.
Not jargon. Not buzzwords. These simple additions to your vocabulary can actually help you become a better leader.
“Authentic” has been a buzzword for a while now. Here are a few reasons why being authentic isn’t always the best policy.
Refuse to multitask ... Don't become a slave to runaway hours ... Accept your flaws (even one as odd as Derek Jeter's).
Do you know about what happened when Richard Feynman testified at a hearing on what caused the Challenger disaster? His brief display became a legend in how to powerfully convey a point.
How you react after making a mistake can establish you as an accountable stand-up employee—or a shirker who dodges responsibility.
Lifeway Foods' Julie Smolyansky learned a hard lesson when she misread her customers, but she made a bold move to correct it and came out on top.
Over Labor Day weekend, Frank Blake could finally relax. After seven hard-charging years as CEO of Home Depot, he had announced in August 2014 that he’d retire and his chosen successor, Craig Menear, would take over as CEO on Nov. 1. But on Tuesday morning, Blake was stunned to learn that Home Depot’s computers had been hacked ...