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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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A word to wise CEOs on trying to make a comeback ... A bit of advice about advice ... An antidote to anarchy.
What made Carnegie so successful? Here are some clues.
Here’s how to give feedback to someone you know will take it really badly.

In 1998, an unknown filmmaker named Lance Weiler rocked the stodgy movie business. His low-budget horror film, The Last Broadcast, cost $900 and grossed around $5 million. Weiler applied entrepreneurial skills to produce and market his movie.

In the world of social media, even harmless comments taken out of context can spread like wildfire and damage your organization. Tips to stay out of trouble.
Have you ever worked with someone who was a manager but not a leader? Ever worked with someone who couldn’t make a decision?
"I never did give anybody hell," Truman once said. "I just told the truth and they thought it was hell."

When the 29-year-old Howard Schultz first tasted a cup of Starbucks coffee, he couldn’t believe it. “I went outside whispering to my­­self, ‘Oh my gosh, what a wonderful business, what a wonderful city! I want to be a part of this,’” recalls Schultz, now the longtime CEO of Starbucks. He begged the founders for a job; at the time, Starbucks only consisted of a few Seattle stores ...

In 2011, Brian Chesky’s luck ran out. For nearly three years, the company he had co-founded, Airbnb, had grown into a global giant. Then crisis struck.

When you’re running a fast-growing company, you need to get along with your board of directors. As Yishan Wong discovered, failing to win over board members can backfire.
When you are overwhelmed with work, you may unknowingly take your stress out on your employees. You become more demanding, curt or rude. However, no matter how stressed out, frazzled or overwhelmingly busy you are, you still have to be a great boss. Follow these tips to do just that.
Your ability to make sound business decisions swiftly—even when they involve ambiguity and risk—is a major factor in managing a successful team. Here are some simple hacks to help you make better decisions.
By deciphering clues from their words and their eyes, you can vastly improve your communication with them.
How many times have you driven home from the office thinking, “The only reason that guy got the acclaim today is because he’s so vocal and social—the system is totally rigged in favor of the loud”?
Here's how All-Star pitcher Max Scherzer prepares to dominate the competition.

Martin Limbeck is a sales trainer and author of NO Is Short for Next Opportunity. Here are three of his tips for sealing the deal.

Fashion icon Anna Wintour is controlled, focused, comfortable with power and averse to errors. Here’s what she learned about risk from longtime Condé Nast chairman Si Newhouse.
Dwight D. Eisenhower won the 1952 presidential election with the largest number of votes in history. But amid the glory of his victory, he felt a tinge of regret.
South Korean native Tae Hea Nahm went through the ups and downs of an entrepreneur in founding Storm Ventures, a venture capital firm.
Well before her company decided to buy it, Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison had her eye on Bolthouse Farms, with its fresh juices perched in the produce aisle ...
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