Leadership

The Six Leadership Styles – As Defined by Daniel Goleman

Leadership is, most fundamentally, about changes. What leaders do is create the systems and organizations that managers need, and, eventually, elevate them up to a whole new level or . . . change in some basic ways to take advantage of new opportunities.—John P. Kotter Leadership is about influence—the ability to influence your subordinates, your peers, and your bosses in a work or organizational context. Without influence, it is impossible to be a leader. Of …

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Being a Better Leader

It may seem that leaders get all of the credits without having to share the pain. But great leaders know there is more to their work than visible. So much of what it takes to be a leader often goes unnoticed. The behind the scenes and after-hours, the tough decisions that need to be made, everything! Leading a distributed team is rewarding. But incredibly challenging too, especially because we care deeply about our colleagues. It is hardly easy to …

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Is your emotional intelligence accurate or just an act?

It is completely possible to fake emotional intelligence. Similar to fake accessories, emotions and actions can also be faked to look like the real thing but really aren’t. With the best of intentions, we can see smart leaders charge into sensitive interactions armed with what they believe a combination of deep empathy, attuned listening, and self-awareness but in real is a way to serve their own emotional needs. It is essential to learn to spot …

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Habits For Becoming A Leader

An important title or position in no way makes a person a true leader. There are people who spend their lives as managers of an organization, but they fall short in realizing their true potential for leadership. Only a true leader unlocks the potential of an organization and takes it towards success. True leaders are not born but merely adopt some behaviors that differentiate them from the rest. They make people feel important, remain attentive to …

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Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Entrepreneurs are leaders willing to take risk and exercise initiative, taking advantage of market opportunities by planning, organizing and deploying resources, often by innovating to create new or improving existing products or services. Managing a company requires solid leadership skills. But being a successful entrepreneur goes beyond basic leadership practice. Entrepreneurs have to create something from nothing. They must lead people into the unknown and devise structure where there is little or none. Not all of these skills …

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