Archive for 2019

Leadership Effectiveness: The Agenda Defender

Leadership Effectiveness: The Agenda Defender

Most leaders report feeling they attend too many meetings and that the meetings are too long. This overabundance of meeting time adds up to six hours per week for the average worker and 23 hours […]

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Executive Vitality™: Business Travel VS Relationships

Executive Vitality™: Business Travel VS Relationships

According to the Global Business Travel Association, the average number of days an experienced business traveler is away from home on business travel per year is 48. That is more than 20% of annual workdays […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Feedback. Good or Bad?

Leadership Effectiveness: Feedback. Good or Bad?

We know our readers are smart, independent thinkers and will evaluate any assertions made by an author, teacher or coach. Our caveat is that readers tend to take Harvard Business Review as “the truth” and […]

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Executive Vitality™: Blood Sugar and Decision Making

Executive Vitality™: Blood Sugar and Decision Making

Have you ever been in a meeting and become so hungry that you would agree to just about anything to have the meeting end? Being aware of the things you might say or do when […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Providing Clear Feedback

Leadership Effectiveness: Providing Clear Feedback

It always amazes me how often leaders have strong opinions about a direct report, yet do not give those direct reports clear enough feedback for them to take action. Often direct reports are confused: “Did I […]

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Executive Vitality™: Plan to Improve Yours

Executive Vitality™: Plan to Improve Yours

At EXCN we take seriously the vitality of our executive coaching clients.  What is vitality? The Oxford Living Dictionaries say: “The state of being strong and active; energy.” I will take that definition gladly! A […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Leader as Coach

Leadership Effectiveness: Leader as Coach

Now that the dust has settled from the start of a new year, or even if it has not, it is time to go back to basics and see what you need to do to […]

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Executive Vitality™: Avoiding Road Trip Misadventure

Executive Vitality™: Avoiding Road Trip Misadventure

There is never a convenient time to get sick while traveling.  Many times, we travel with mild head colds, a bit of a headache, some minor stomach upset, or maybe more.  We may be convinced […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Optimize Your Leadership for 2019 and Beyond

Leadership Effectiveness: Optimize Your Leadership for 2019 and Beyond

Let’s all take a little bit of time (or as much as needed) to think about how we might lead better in 2019. Here are six practices you can institute to have an even more […]

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Executive Vitality™: Raise a Glass to the New Year

Executive Vitality™: Raise a Glass to the New Year

A glass of water that is! Drink more water in 2019. The human body is about 60% water. Note that this is the majority of the body. That means that all cellular activity—including what goes […]

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