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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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“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.
Here at Communication Briefings, we often discourage you from using the latest buzzwords and jargon because they cause confusion and misunderstandings. That said, if you are going to use them, at least, make sure you are using them correctly.
Stop second-guessing yourself and get out a pen. After you go coolly through this checklist point by point, you’ll be ready to stand up and make that difficult call—no hesitation, and no regrets.
“I thought about what I had seen as a manager—what worked and didn’t work—and set three objectives for the integration: we’d get past the internal politics, we’d listen to all points of view and we’d make sure our senior folks were visible in all three departments—open and accessible to everyone.”
When you meet someone for the first time or present at an event, follow these tips to come across as poised, professional and confident—even if you’re a nervous wreck.
Relying on what has worked in the past does not guarantee a better future. Sometimes, you need to buck conventional wisdom and start anew. Try Instacart founder Apoorva Mehta’s approach.
American University has eight canines on a roster of “audience dogs,” whose main duties are to be attentive for university students nervous about presentations.
It’s been widely reported that the average person makes 35,000 conscious decisions every day. If employees defer some decisions to you, you are likely experiencing serious decision fatigue. Follow these tips to improve your situation.
Healthcare is an industry that prides itself on being inclusive of all races and sexes—an equal opportunity employer. And while this is true, there are still a surprisingly small number of women in the C-suite.
Retired Navy SEAL commander Jocko Willink trains executives on leadership, applying lessons he learned from his 20-year military career. Here are some examples.
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