The Power of Leadership

Archive for 2017

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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Executive Vitality™: A Recipe for Good Holiday Gatherings

Executive Vitality™: A Recipe for Good Holiday Gatherings

Picture yourself at a holiday dinner with your family and friends. Along with recipes for yams and green beans, this kind of event is often a recipe for sparking up feelings—some warm and good, some […]

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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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Executive Vitality™: Conquering the Clutter Demon

Executive Vitality™: Conquering the Clutter Demon

Halloween will have just passed when you read this. However, as I write this, Halloween is still on the horizon. And that makes me think about “energy vampires,” goblins and ghouls. People are not the […]

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Executive Vitality™: Find a Way to Contribute

Executive Vitality™: Find a Way to Contribute

Harvey. Irma. Maria. Mexico. Puerto Rico. Barbuda. St. Maarten. St. Croix, the Keys…. By the time you read this, what else? It is all heartbreaking. At the same time, we are hearing heart-warming stories of […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Make Your Communication Count

Leadership Effectiveness: Make Your Communication Count

In our executive coaching practice, we have gotten to know some leaders who are very well-intentioned, want the best for their company and their employees, and are wise in the ways of leadership. We know […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Dividends of Humility

Leadership Effectiveness: Dividends of Humility

Recently we wrote about the interrelationship among humility, curiosity, and leadership (The Curious Leader). Today I want to focus solely on the important role of humility in effective leadership. In our executive coaching practice, we […]

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Executive Vitality™: Slow Down to Speed Up

Executive Vitality™: Slow Down to Speed Up

The desire and drive to be overly resilient can be a plague undermining the executive vitality of many organizational leaders. The Harvard Business Review recently published a fascinating article entitled, The Dark Side of Resilience. […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: The Curious Leader

Leadership Effectiveness: The Curious Leader

In my executive coaching experience, I am encouraged when I meet a senior leader who demonstrates curiosity. I can recognize it—as can the leader’s stakeholders. Feedback tends to indicate that a leader’s curiosity is one […]

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Executive Vitality™: Plan On a Good Vacation

Executive Vitality™: Plan On a Good Vacation

From a leadership perspective, vacations are fascinating. If you search on “vacation” in the venerable Harvard Business Review, you come up with about 2,900 results! If you narrow “vacation” articles with filters, you get: Vacations, […]

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