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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When he’s not sure if he’s on target in assessing a situation, leadership guru John Maxwell asks himself six questions.
Filmmaker Lynn Novick, together with Ken Burns, has made some of the best documentaries of our time, most famously The Civil War. With the release of their new documentary, The Vietnam War, Novick offers three distinct insights on leadership.
Nat Greene was stumped. “I had been trained not to guess, and when one stops guessing, real problem-solving begins,” he says.
Ari Rastegar, 35, is founder of Rastegar Equity Partners, a Dallas, Tex.-based private equity commercial real estate investment firm.
CEOs like to follow well-established practices to operate efficiently and pursue strategy. From using organizational charts to tracking key performance indicators, they favor certain structures to impose order.
Q: My boss says, “Be more transparent in your communication.” But I don’t talk about people behind their back. I don’t speak in code—I use plain English. I’m a straight shooter, and I’m not afraid to tell people the truth. Isn’t that transparent?
Courage is contagious. When you lead with bravery and selflessness, others will follow suit. Consider how Douglas Munro’s heroism affected his mother.
As a 17-year-old, Dan Ariely suffered burns over 70 percent of his body in an accident. His willingness to look past his dread of reliving his own horrific experiences has enriched his life in myriad ways.
Sherry Lansing was in a bind. A prominent film producer in the 1980s, Lansing fell for a script about a love affair gone awry. And she desperately wanted to make the movie.
“My approach to leadership is to trust people to do their job and be hands-off... It’s all about trusting people to manage themselves and manage their output.”
Don’t be thrown for a loop when you are asked to present on a topic unexpectedly. Instead, follow this advice.
If you’ve been at it a long time, and you have loads of knowledge to share, follow this advice to build your stature as an industry expert.
Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger gained fame by remaining calm under extreme duress. Reflecting on his childhood, Sully credits his father for it.
No matter how busy or rushed you are, you should never forgo proofing your message. Before you share that document, email or other content, follow these proofreading hacks.
Mike Massimino desperately wanted to become an astronaut. So the 30-year-old applied to NASA and hoped for the best. But as time passed and he didn’t hear back, he obtained his file. What he discovered alarmed him.
If you want to be ultra-productive, start each day with a written plan.
The day of the aggressive know-it-all who steamrolls over colleagues is drawing to a close. In the future, success will belong to those who can quiet their egos, collaborate, and empathize with others.
“Despite my pressing them repeatedly to tell me why this had occurred, I never got anywhere and they stopped returning my calls... [T]wo days later I was on a plane to Tokyo to meet with the partner.”
Be honest, if your employees were asked these questions, what would their answers say about your leadership?
Larry Light, co-author with Joan Kiddon of Six Rules for Brand Revitalization, identifies some tips on how businesses can avoid making a mess of their brands.