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: 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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Leadership Effectiveness: Do your actions match your words?

Leadership Effectiveness: Do your actions match your words?

Actions speak louder than words. As a leader, what you do has significantly more impact than what you say you are going to do. We all know this from our own experience. We have seen […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Dissent is an Obligation

Leadership Effectiveness: Dissent is an Obligation

It took 583 deaths in the 1977 Tenerife air disaster where KLM and Pan Am 747s collided to change the airline culture of “don’t question the pilot” (Deadliest plane crash in history.) An element of […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Behavior Matters

Leadership Effectiveness: Behavior Matters

Leadership is the relationship between leaders and their followers, and trust is foundational for establishing “productive relationships.” It’s why we shake hands upon meeting (no weapons) and why we give “the benefit of the doubt” […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Admit Mistakes

Leadership Effectiveness: Admit Mistakes

Let’s face it – we all make mistakes and admitting them is a surefire way to move ahead.  Take for example the mistakes I have made doing something as simple as sending an email: This […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Lessons Learned from the Election

Leadership Effectiveness: Lessons Learned from the Election

We can learn a lot from the U.S. presidential campaign that concluded recently. Here are a few of the leadership issues and ideas we see emanating from the campaign that we feel are worth reflecting […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Values and Financial Value

Leadership Effectiveness: Values and Financial Value

It is great that many companies have values posted on their websites or on their walls, but are leaders talking about them? We all know what just happened at Wells Fargo. If everyone was talking […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: A Future Leader in Your Company

Leadership Effectiveness: A Future Leader in Your Company

First – what is a leader in your company? Are leaders only in the C-suite? Is the middle manager who saved $1,000,000 by creating an innovative idea and getting others to buy into it considered […]

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