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: Overcoming the “Perfect Storm”

Executive Vitality: Overcoming the “Perfect Storm”

In October, we talked about the “perfect storm” of end-of-year events that come rushing at us and offered some suggestions for dealing with the challenges thus presented (Executive Vitality: Fall Reset). We suggested establishing a […]

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Executive Vitality: Fall Reset

Executive Vitality: Fall Reset

Last week I walked into one of my local “giant supermarkets” and noticed Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas decorations already on the shelves. A wave of adrenaline hit me. Oh wow, where did summer go?  The […]

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Executive Vitality: Benefits of the Refresh Button

Executive Vitality: Benefits of the Refresh Button

Why do people find it so difficult to meditate? When considering embarking on meditation, executives find many excuses. The three major ones are: “I do not have time,” “I do not know how,” and “I […]

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Executive Vitality: Mind-Body Connection

Executive Vitality: Mind-Body Connection

We are believers in the mind-body connection. Each affects the other—no way around it. Therefore, we thought it would be useful to seek out some information from a specialist in holistic medicine. We sought advice […]

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Executive Vitality: Culture of the Organization

Executive Vitality: Culture of the Organization

Often, when it comes to work-life balance, leaders ask for “A” and reward “B.” The company’s written values may say “we value fun, family, and taking care of yourself,” but the leaders neither model that […]

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Executive Vitality: Beware of Energy Vampires

Executive Vitality: Beware of Energy Vampires

Eerie as it sounds, modern psychology and business theory have identified some people as “energy vampires.” Energy vampires are the ones who suck the energy right out of you. Even the idea of being in […]

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Executive Vitality: Small Changes, Big Impact

Executive Vitality: Small Changes, Big Impact

Are you feeling calm, focused, balanced, and productive today, every day, or at least, most days? If not, it’s possible you need to work on your Executive Vitality. We’d like to tell you about one […]

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Executive Vitality: Feel Better, Lead Better

Executive Vitality: Feel Better, Lead Better

You may be fit to be a leader. But are you a leader who is fit? More and more executives are telling us of the toll that their leadership lifestyles are taking on their vitality. […]

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Don’t Let Fatigue Drain Your Executive Vitality

Don’t Let Fatigue Drain Your Executive Vitality

Executive Vitality is an executive’s exuberance, mental vigor, capacity for meaning or purpose, and power to grow. All these critical leadership characteristics are diminished by the fatal vitality drain—fatigue. Recently, I read a great piece […]

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Sometimes You Just Have To Stop

Sometimes You Just Have To Stop

Today I had a day planned at my home office to catch up, relax, and then have an early evening with friends. As often is the case in our professional and personal lives, things didn’t […]

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