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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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At some point, every leader commits a highly visible blunder. Your reputation, however, hinges on your next step. It’s best to face your employees and take responsibility.
For Daniel Vasella, former chairman of Novartis, success comes with self-awareness. He finds that effective leaders possess four strengths.
Don’t worry about timing ... Learn more about startups from the real experts ... Use technology to knock out that to-do list.
You know this already: It takes confidence to advance from middle management to leadership. Luckily, you can learn to feel confident.
Projects are too important to not finish them, and as a leader, you can influence how and when projects end and make the ending strong.
Your body language can work for or against you. By striking a pose that makes you look confident, you actually gain confidence. Adopting a “power pose” may even enhance your performance.

Early on, John Woolard decided to make energy conservation turn a profit. By his early 20s, he was asking himself: “What do you do with your life? How do you make it meaningful?” Several experiences shaped his course.

An end-of-year gift is a great way to show your staff how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication. But good intentions can quickly turn into sticky situations. Here are some considerations:
Lead the charge when you see a challenge ... Get past your limitations ... Take the time to be concise.
About a year ago, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos stopped by the office of 37signals, maker of a project management app, and talked about people who are “right a lot.”
Kevin Daum of CEO.com shares a list of essential traits.
High school junior Jack Andraka was not satisfied at winning $100,000 in last year’s Intel science fair for developing a paper strip that might become the world’s best test for pancreatic cancer. With friends he’d made at the fair, the 16-year-old has set off on a new quest: the $10 million Tricorder X-Prize.
Are you a good leader? Are you a good teammate? Would your teammates evaluate you the same way you evaluate yourself? Are you sure? To find out, take this self-audit.

The number of virtual workers in the U.S. has grown by 800% in the past five years, according to the research-advisory firm Nemertes Research. This dramatic shift in the workforce presents challenges and opportunities for managers. Here are five tips for effectively managing out-of-office team members:

 

Though being a gregarious, social butterfly commonly helps leaders rise among the top ranks in their companies, there is plenty of opportunity for introverted personality types to shine, too. Here’s how.
All too often, leaders are blindsided because people on their team tell them what they want to hear rather than the truth about what’s going on.
Look ahead the Larry Page way ... Deliver a real statement to your people ... Have a career plan as strong as Campbell Soup's CEO.
Yale University researcher Marc Brackett and his team have identified five key skills—what he calls the RULER approach—that sharpen emotional intelligence.
Making a bad decision is bad enough. Just don’t dig yourself into a deeper hole. You’ll save time and headaches by avoiding what experts call “the escalation trap”—escalating your level of commitment to a lost cause.
After decades at the top, some executives lose their bearings and come across as imperious. When you’re compensated well to run a large organization, as Gordon Gee was, it’s even more important to watch what you say.
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