The Power of Leadership

Archive for 2015

Executive Vitality™: Coach Yourself out of a Bad Mood

Executive Vitality™: Coach Yourself out of a Bad Mood

You have read in previous editions of Breakaway Performance that we encourage taking care of yourself—getting adequate sleep, eating properly, and exercising as a route, not just to better health and increased vitality, but specifically […]

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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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Executive Vitality™: Executive Depression

Executive Vitality™: Executive Depression

Amongst executive ranks, mental health issues are a tribal taboo. That does not mean they do not exist. The “taboo” aspect feeds the problem because it discourages colleagues from taking action, such as having a […]

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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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HBR Article: The Top Complaints from Employees about Their Leaders

HBR Article:  The Top Complaints from Employees about Their Leaders

We would like to draw your attention to The Top Complaints from Employees about their Leaders (Lou Solomon, Harvard Business Review, June 24, 2015), which describes major breakdowns in leaders’ communication to direct reports. The […]

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NYT Article: No Time to Be Nice at Work

NYT Article:  No Time to Be Nice at Work

When you think about leadership effectiveness, respect is actually a pretty low bar to offer colleagues and direct reports. Offering respect is a basic “pay to play” condition for a leader. That makes the lack […]

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HBR article: Dear Boss: Your Team Wants you to Go on Vacation

HBR article: Dear Boss:  Your Team Wants you to Go on Vacation

I am sending this from my Belgium to Spain scooter trip and I want you to know that I heartily endorse the precepts in this very wise article. Be well and take care of your […]

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Executive Vitality™: Executive Resolutions

Executive Vitality™: Executive Resolutions

We are coming up on the halfway mark of the year—how is your executive vitality doing? Look at your logs that track aspects of your executive vitality. Congratulations if you have exceeded your own expectations. […]

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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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Executive Vitality™: Burning to Travel?

Executive Vitality™: Burning to Travel?

In coaching C-suite executives, we hear that many are suffering from travel burn-out. Traveling can be a great personal growth asset, yet often it becomes a liability. What are the signs that travel has burned […]

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