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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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Executive Vitality™: Real Executives Have Friends

Executive Vitality™: Real Executives Have Friends

Your Executive Vitality™ is positively affected by the sheer act of having friends in your life. Conversely, constant working, feeling stressed, and thinking you have no time for friendships has a negative impact on both […]

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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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Executive Vitality™: A System Approach

Executive Vitality™: A System Approach

Alternatively… We have all heard the phrase “garbage in/garbage out (GIGO).” See Figure 2: Diminished Input…Diminished Output. The corollary, of course, is “quality in/quality out (QIQO).” See Figure 1: Positive Input…Positive Output. Most of us […]

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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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Executive Vitality™: An Hour A Day Keeps Your Clutter Away

Executive Vitality™: An Hour A Day Keeps Your Clutter Away

Let’s talk about organizing—spending an hour a day to stay on top of the things that matter most, yet are buried, lost, forgotten, or put on tomorrow’s list. You just don’t feel right when your […]

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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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Executive Vitality™: 2015 A Year for Your Name In Permanent Ink

Executive Vitality™: 2015 A Year for Your Name In Permanent Ink

Funny thing about people . . . most of us want time for ourselves and yet we often give our personal time away as if it is abundant. Why is it that your name tends […]

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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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