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™: Coach Yourself out of a Bad Mood

Executive Vitality™: Coach Yourself out of a Bad Mood

You have read in previous editions of Breakaway Performance that we encourage taking care of yourself—getting adequate sleep, eating properly, and exercising as a route, not just to better health and increased vitality, but specifically […]

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Executive Vitality™: Executive Depression

Executive Vitality™: Executive Depression

Amongst executive ranks, mental health issues are a tribal taboo. That does not mean they do not exist. The “taboo” aspect feeds the problem because it discourages colleagues from taking action, such as having a […]

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Executive Vitality™: Executive Resolutions

Executive Vitality™: Executive Resolutions

We are coming up on the halfway mark of the year—how is your executive vitality doing? Look at your logs that track aspects of your executive vitality. Congratulations if you have exceeded your own expectations. […]

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Executive Vitality™: Burning to Travel?

Executive Vitality™: Burning to Travel?

In coaching C-suite executives, we hear that many are suffering from travel burn-out. Traveling can be a great personal growth asset, yet often it becomes a liability. What are the signs that travel has burned […]

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Executive Vitality™: Real Executives Have Friends

Executive Vitality™: Real Executives Have Friends

Your Executive Vitality™ is positively affected by the sheer act of having friends in your life. Conversely, constant working, feeling stressed, and thinking you have no time for friendships has a negative impact on both […]

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Executive Vitality™: A System Approach

Executive Vitality™: A System Approach

Alternatively… We have all heard the phrase “garbage in/garbage out (GIGO).” See Figure 2: Diminished Input…Diminished Output. The corollary, of course, is “quality in/quality out (QIQO).” See Figure 1: Positive Input…Positive Output. Most of us […]

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Executive Vitality™: An Hour A Day Keeps Your Clutter Away

Executive Vitality™: An Hour A Day Keeps Your Clutter Away

Let’s talk about organizing—spending an hour a day to stay on top of the things that matter most, yet are buried, lost, forgotten, or put on tomorrow’s list. You just don’t feel right when your […]

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Executive Vitality™: 2015 A Year for Your Name In Permanent Ink

Executive Vitality™: 2015 A Year for Your Name In Permanent Ink

Funny thing about people . . . most of us want time for ourselves and yet we often give our personal time away as if it is abundant. Why is it that your name tends […]

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Executive Vitality™: Prepare for Holidays

Executive Vitality™: Prepare for Holidays

Holiday stress statistics reported by the American Psychological Association show that up to 69% of people are stressed by the feeling of having a “lack of time,” 69% are stressed by perceiving a “lack of […]

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Executive Vitality™: A Case for Compassion – Part 2

Executive Vitality™: A Case for Compassion – Part 2

Research shows there are benefits to one’s happiness and health as a result of practicing compassion. In addition, there is evidence of a link between compassion and the bottom line. One study that illustrates this […]

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