Leadership Effectiveness Tips

Leadership EffectivenessOur mission is to optimize organizational performance by maximizing the effectiveness of leaders and leadership teams. Our philosophy is that the long-term profitability and growth of every organization is inextricably linked to the effectiveness of its leaders. Through The Power of Leadership®, leaders create a values-based environment where people perform to their full potential and maximize their contributions to the organization’s mission and vision. In support of that mission and philosophy, each month we publish Breakaway Performance – Ideas that transform the way you work — with tips to help leaders achieve leadership effectiveness. We hope you will enjoy our articles and find them valuable.

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


Leadership Effectiveness: Vulnerability and Strength

Leadership Effectiveness: Vulnerability and Strength

Both strength-based vulnerability and vulnerability-based strength sound like oxymorons.  However, there is increasing evidence that vulnerability strengthens your leadership and strength allows you to be vulnerable.  For example, see Be a Leader Who Can Admit […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Building Emotional Intelligence

Leadership Effectiveness: Building Emotional Intelligence

The emotional intelligence (aka emotional quotient) of senior leaders is a success determinant. Research has shown that there is a relationship between a leader’s success and his/her EI. “Of all the people we’ve studied at […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Collaboration

Leadership Effectiveness:  Collaboration

The bottom-line benefits of collaboration — benefits to the firm and benefits to the individual — are shown in research, such as that reported in When Senior Managers Won’t Collaborate from Harvard Business Review. One […]

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Leadership Effectiveness Leading a Culture of Ethics

Leadership Effectiveness Leading a Culture of Ethics

Equifax. Target. Wells Fargo. Sonic. Enron. Tyco. Waste Management. Yahoo. U.S. Military. Madoff. Fox News. Harvey Weinstein. Are you tired yet? I am. The list above includes companies/organizations that have committed a range of very […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Make Your Communication Count

Leadership Effectiveness: Make Your Communication Count

In our executive coaching practice, we have gotten to know some leaders who are very well-intentioned, want the best for their company and their employees, and are wise in the ways of leadership. We know […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Dividends of Humility

Leadership Effectiveness: Dividends of Humility

Recently we wrote about the interrelationship among humility, curiosity, and leadership (The Curious Leader). Today I want to focus solely on the important role of humility in effective leadership. In our executive coaching practice, we […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: The Curious Leader

Leadership Effectiveness: The Curious Leader

In my executive coaching experience, I am encouraged when I meet a senior leader who demonstrates curiosity. I can recognize it—as can the leader’s stakeholders. Feedback tends to indicate that a leader’s curiosity is one […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Dig Deep—Don’t Be Fooled By Appearances

Leadership Effectiveness: Dig Deep—Don’t Be Fooled By Appearances

In my personal experience as well as my experience as an executive coach of top leaders of highly successful organizations, I have seen how often we humans make mistakes assessing people based on outward appearance. […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Serving Values to Your Customers

Leadership Effectiveness: Serving Values to Your Customers

Last month I spoke about how a senior leader can ensure that their organization’s values are more than words on the page and actually drive behavior from the most senior executive to the most junior […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: When a Company Needs to Live Its Values (Always!)

Leadership Effectiveness: When a Company Needs to Live Its Values (Always!)

Core Values – what are they? Why do they matter? Do you know what yours are? Do you know what your company’s are? We know that conscious, consistent communication, commitment, and accountability for core values […]

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