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: No One Is Perfect (Well, Maybe You Are?)

Leadership Effectiveness: No One Is Perfect (Well, Maybe You Are?)

Today’s leaders are expected to have high emotional intelligence, be financially sophisticated, deliver decisions in the face of uncertainty, deliver results quarter after quarter and more. It is rare, however, for a leader to have […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Coaching Beyond the Quarter

Leadership Effectiveness: Coaching Beyond the Quarter

In providing executive coaching to C-suite executives and executive teams for many years, we have long advocated for strong corporate values that are created by the executive team with ownership and buy-in from those who […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Team Culture At The Top

Leadership Effectiveness: Team Culture At The Top

Leadership Effectiveness: Team Culture at the top All teams have norms — not to be confused with gnomes! We found this great definition of team norms in an article on a career website (link below) […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Transparency in Ethics

Leadership Effectiveness: Transparency in Ethics

Ethics and transparency in an organization lead to credibility; metaphorically, they are “lights” shining within the organization. When leaders in a company are ethical and transparent and are perceived as so, trust is created and […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Results Matter; Leadership Counts®

Leadership Effectiveness: Results Matter; Leadership Counts®

It is estimated that $16 billion is invested in leadership development each year. Some companies achieve high ROI (as much as 200 percent), and others do not. We ask, “What could go wrong, given all […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Inspirational Leadership

Leadership Effectiveness: Inspirational Leadership

Humans are interesting creatures. Sometimes we humans do things that are so special, they inspire others to be their best, to try something new, to think outside of the box, to push just that much […]

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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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