The Power of Leadership

Archive for 2015

Leadership Effectiveness: Great Leaders Balance Strength with Vulnerability

Leadership Effectiveness: Great Leaders Balance Strength with Vulnerability

Great leaders are capable of being strong (tough, effective) while at the same time being vulnerable (authentic, emotionally exposed). In our executive coaching practice, we have worked with leaders who believe they have to know […]

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Executive Vitality™: Self-Care Under Stress

Executive Vitality™: Self-Care Under Stress

We work with many leaders in our executive coaching practice who travel frequently – and we have personal experience with logging millions of miles – literally. We know business travel is a hot topic, especially […]

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HBR Article: The Health Risks of Business Travel

Last week, Harvard Business Review published a great article about The Health Risks of Business Travel – and we also recently published our own article on the same subject – Executive Vitality: Maintaining Your Effectiveness on the Road. As […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Embrace the Obstacles

Leadership Effectiveness: Embrace the Obstacles

Sorry, but “no pain, no gain” is a reality. Truly remarkable leaders are willing to “lean into” their discomfort; they allow themselves to learn, grow, and sometimes, suffer to get to a better place. It is […]

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Executive Vitality™: Maintaining Your Effectiveness on the Road

Executive Vitality™: Maintaining Your Effectiveness on the Road

According to the U.S. Travel Association, U.S. residents logged 452 million person‑trips (one person away overnight or 50+ miles away from home) for business purposes in 2014, with 36.7% for meetings and events. If part […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: The Gift of the Difficult Direct Report

Leadership Effectiveness: The Gift of the Difficult Direct Report

Every leader at one time or another has had their leadership effectiveness challenged by “the gift” of the direct report who drives them crazy. Have you ever had a person working for you who simply […]

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Executive Vitality™: Maintaining Your Effectiveness And Vitality On The Road

Executive Vitality™: Maintaining Your Effectiveness And Vitality On The Road

Many of you reading this can relate to the idea that traveling for work can be both exciting and exhausting. In our work as executive coaches, we hear more often than not that travel challenges […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Sustaining the Power of Executive Coaching

Leadership Effectiveness: Sustaining the Power of Executive Coaching

Are you ever finished with developing your leadership effectiveness? Is executive coaching ever over? Clearly the answer to the first question is that you always want to continue the journey toward improving your leadership effectiveness. […]

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Executive Vitality™: Successfully Handling Downturns in Life

Executive Vitality™: Successfully Handling Downturns in Life

Many forces can affect your — or any executive’s — vitality, and consequently, leadership effectiveness. Sometimes life’s arrows point downwards — the arrows for the market, for bottom line results, a child’s report card, or […]

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Leaders Are Stretched And Challenged In Today’s Turbulent Economy

In today’s turbulent economy, leaders are stretched and challenged. I like what the CEO of Starbucks suggested in his recent memo. Dear Partners, During our 23-year history as a public company, we have experienced – […]

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