Executive Vitality Tips

Executive Vitality™We believe your vitality is among your most precious commodities. The more vitality you have, the more able you are to focus, to achieve, and to enjoy. If you have vitality, you have the exuberance, the physical stamina, and mental and emotional vigor to pursue your vision and mission as well as live the values of your organization. As CEO of EXCN, I am passionate about helping executives improve not only their leadership performance but also their Executive Vitality™. Every month we publish Breakaway Performance – Ideas that transform the way you work — with tips about well-being and good health. I hope these tips will help you focus on your vitality.

Alyssa Freas, Ph.D.
CEO & President
Executive Coaching Network, Inc.


Executive Vitality™: Planning Your Well-Being

Executive Vitality™: Planning Your Well-Being

Boards and investors are becoming increasingly interested in the health profile of a prospective CEO. The issues of disclosure and privacy can be thorny – see Death of CSX’s CEO Renews Debate on Health Disclosures. […]

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Executive Vitality™: Turning Off and Turning On

Executive Vitality™: Turning Off and Turning On

Happy New Year! When you read this, it will likely be early January. I hope, for the sake of your Executive Vitality, you had some rest and relaxation time over the holidays. Most senior executives […]

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Executive Vitality™: A Recipe for Good Holiday Gatherings

Executive Vitality™: A Recipe for Good Holiday Gatherings

Picture yourself at a holiday dinner with your family and friends. Along with recipes for yams and green beans, this kind of event is often a recipe for sparking up feelings—some warm and good, some […]

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Executive Vitality™: Conquering the Clutter Demon

Executive Vitality™: Conquering the Clutter Demon

Halloween will have just passed when you read this. However, as I write this, Halloween is still on the horizon. And that makes me think about “energy vampires,” goblins and ghouls. People are not the […]

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Executive Vitality™: Find a Way to Contribute

Executive Vitality™: Find a Way to Contribute

Harvey. Irma. Maria. Mexico. Puerto Rico. Barbuda. St. Maarten. St. Croix, the Keys…. By the time you read this, what else? It is all heartbreaking. At the same time, we are hearing heart-warming stories of […]

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Executive Vitality™: Slow Down to Speed Up

Executive Vitality™: Slow Down to Speed Up

The desire and drive to be overly resilient can be a plague undermining the executive vitality of many organizational leaders. The Harvard Business Review recently published a fascinating article entitled, The Dark Side of Resilience. […]

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Executive Vitality™: Plan On a Good Vacation

Executive Vitality™: Plan On a Good Vacation

From a leadership perspective, vacations are fascinating. If you search on “vacation” in the venerable Harvard Business Review, you come up with about 2,900 results! If you narrow “vacation” articles with filters, you get: Vacations, […]

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Executive Vitality™: Are You Working Too Hard?

Executive Vitality™: Are You Working Too Hard?

As an executive coach who works with high-powered, hard-working, goal-oriented senior leaders, I very often suggest that they reserve white space on their calendars. One reason is to improve results; the other is to preserve/improve […]

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Executive Vitality™: Take a Deep Breath

Executive Vitality™: Take a Deep Breath

For years, executive leaders have been told that meditation and mindfulness are the keys—not to just our health—but also to focused and creative leadership. We have heard this message from McKinsey, NYU’s Stern School of […]

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Executive Vitality™: Be a Volunteer

Executive Vitality™: Be a Volunteer

Benefits of Volunteering – With increased volunteering: Volunteer. I know – you are thinking that you and your senior leader peers are almost incomprehensibly busy. However, we also all know down deep that some activities […]

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