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: Dealing With Executive Ambiguity

Leadership Effectiveness: Dealing With Executive Ambiguity

We are all aware of the leadership maxims that leaders are meant to shine the light of understanding where there is murkiness, deliver clear mandates and expectations, and set the vision and direction. Well, what […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Executive Isolation

Leadership Effectiveness: Executive Isolation

One of my favorite headlines of the last decade and a half is from the New York Times, published on March 3, 2002, Another Quality of the Corporate Titan: Ignorance at the Top. The article is […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Do Not Attempt Executive Coaching In A Leadership Desert

Leadership Effectiveness:  Do Not Attempt Executive Coaching In A Leadership Desert

Trying to coach an executive in a system that remains broken is doomed to fail. It’s summer, let’s think about baseball. If one player is consistently hitting home runs but the other batters can’t hit […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Eight Reasons to Not Hire an Executive Coach

Leadership Effectiveness:  Eight Reasons to Not Hire an Executive Coach

Please don’t hire a coach. That may sound odd coming from a successful, committed executive coach who provides Strategic Executive Coaching® to senior executives and Strategic Team Coaching® to senior leadership teams. However, there are […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: What’s Inside Your Orbit?

Leadership Effectiveness: What’s Inside Your Orbit?

In our coaching practice, when we, Executive Coaching Network, Inc. (EXCN), deliver Strategic Team Coaching® we typically coach an executive team to formulate Team Agreements, Guiding Principles, Codes of Team Conduct, Standards of Behavior, or […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: “Nice” Can Be a Four Letter Word

Leadership Effectiveness: “Nice” Can Be a Four Letter Word

In many corporate cultures, “nice” can be a big problem. Being nice can lead to people not getting the feedback they deserve and need, to misunderstandings (due to lack of directness), to a culture of […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Effective Communication

Leadership Effectiveness: Effective Communication

To be an effective leader you must be an effective communicator. Many times, we assume we are communicating when we aren’t. Alternatively, we assume we have not communicated something that we actually did (unintentionally via body […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Building a New Team or a Team Anew

Leadership Effectiveness: Building a New Team or a Team Anew

The New Year often brings new opportunities and challenges that you as an executive may need to embrace. You may find yourself leading a new team or being the new leader of an existing team […]

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Executive Vitality™: Time to Pause and Reflect

Executive Vitality™: Time to Pause and Reflect

Deep breath. And maybe another. It is time to pause and reflect, isn’t it? Now is the time to focus your critical, observational powers on creating your future. Now that it is December, pause and […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Back to Basics

Leadership Effectiveness: Back to Basics

Now that we are at the close of 2014, it is a good time for you to set the course for assuring success in 2015. Go back to the foundation of effectiveness. Assess where you […]

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