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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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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.

According to Mark Lipton, author of Mean Men: The Perversion of America’s Self-Made Man, here’s how you can (unfortunately) sound just like a toxic business leader when the time inevitably comes to say you’re sorry for something.

When the opportunity arises to negotiate your compensation package, avoid these three pitfalls if you want to meet your objectives.

There’s a great lesson about the usefulness of self-deprecation in an old episode of “Seinfeld,” the show that seemingly covered every awkward situation and human foible.

Despite the money spent annually on leadership development, writes Rejeev Peshawaria, CEO of Iclif Leadership and Governance Center, it is not working because it is based on five myths.

Tyra Banks, host of “America’s Next Top Model” for more than a decade, has been a champion of both the traditional and the nontraditional.

Two women entered science in the 1940s and both won the Nobel Prize. How’d they do it? 

What to do with a business card ... Be clear in an email to multiple recipients

The key to finding the right person for your open position is not reviewing as many applications as possible. Instead, you need to focus on the “informed candidates.” What can you do to attract them?

Consider the end of the game that propelled Brady to his first Super Bowl as a backup filling in for the Patriots’ regular starter, Drew Bledsoe, back in 2002. 

It’s easy to feel like an impostor who’s pretending to know more than you do. That can lead you to talk too much and lose touch with your team. To avoid talking at (rather than with) others, beware of these traps.

Part of the beauty of achieving success is the freedom to control your own life. Oprah Winfrey turns out to be on the same journey as everyone else: trying to get everything done.

Q. Our organization is merging with another organization in a few months. I’m on the integration team, and my counterpart at the other organization is starting to boss me around. Any tips on how to assert myself without ratcheting up the tension?

“During the Great Recession in 2008 and 2009, we had about 18 employees. We went through the entire financial crisis without laying off anyone.”

Overconfidence arises because people are often blind to their own blindness. A good sense of intuition is learned from prolonged experience with clear feedback on mistakes.

A top New York City real estate agent, Fredrik Eklund has negotiated deals with billions. He’s learned to take steps to exert subtle control over the process.

Even after decades of progress, women say they have to work harder than men to get ahead. Salary negotiation is a case in point.

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