Executive Vitality Tips

Executive Vitality™We believe your vitality is among your most precious commodities. The more vitality you have, the more able you are to focus, to achieve, and to enjoy. If you have vitality, you have the exuberance, the physical stamina, and mental and emotional vigor to pursue your vision and mission as well as live the values of your organization. As CEO of EXCN, I am passionate about helping executives improve not only their leadership performance but also their Executive Vitality™. Every month we publish Breakaway Performance – Ideas that transform the way you work — with tips about well-being and good health. I hope these tips will help you focus on your vitality.

Alyssa Freas, Ph.D.
CEO & President
Executive Coaching Network, Inc.


Executive Vitality™: Letting Go of All or Nothing

Executive Vitality™: Letting Go of All or Nothing

A condition of executive life, and probably life in general in the 21st century, is acute and chronic lack of time. Executives tend to be type A, perfectionistic, and can tend toward an all-or-nothing approach […]

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Executive Vitality™: Turn the Page

Executive Vitality™:  Turn the Page

Here is our recommendation for this month. For you to achieve your executive vitality, you need to know when to move on … and know when to laugh. Now is the time to take a […]

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Executive-Vitality™: Heal the Divide and Heal Yourself

Executive-Vitality™: Heal the Divide and Heal Yourself

It has been said many times recently that we are a country divided right now. As November ends and we move into December, about half of us are perhaps content and the other half of […]

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Executive Vitality™: Understand How to Avoid Burnout

Executive Vitality™: Understand How to Avoid Burnout

“Burnout is about resentment,” says the CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, formerly of Google. “[Burnout] is about knowing what matters to you so much that if you don’t get it, you’re resentful.” EXCN asks you […]

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Executive Vitality™: What Gets Measured Gets Done

Executive Vitality™: What Gets Measured Gets Done

I believe in wearable technology for vitality’s sake. I have always believed in the idea that what gets measured gets done. For example, when I count (i.e., measure) calories or sodium, I tend to take […]

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Executive Vitality™: Listening Skills

Executive Vitality™: Listening Skills

Many leaders, particularly those who have engaged in executive coaching, have learned the value of building listening skills. When a leader improves his or her listening skills, that can save the organization. When you improve […]

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Executive Vitality™: Leaders need a Happiness Plan

Executive Vitality™: Leaders need a Happiness Plan

What makes executives happy? Apparently it is not more money. That effect (direct relationship between money and happiness) tops out at a level well below most executives’ pay level. So what makes you happy? Should […]

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Executive Vitality™: Effective Leaders Avoid Burn-out

Executive Vitality™: Effective Leaders Avoid Burn-out

In my experience, I have seen that certain things bear repeating. Here is one: There are 24 hours in a day for all of us – what differentiates productive leaders from burned out, overcommitted, and […]

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Executive Vitality™: How Spirituality Impacts Our Vitality

Executive Vitality™: How Spirituality Impacts Our Vitality

There seems to be more purpose in my life and I always feel happier when I am connected to my spiritual practices: meditating, doing gratitude lists, helping others, and understanding I am not in control […]

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Executive Vitality™: Being a Caretaker

Executive Vitality™:  Being a Caretaker

As executives, we have to be very careful about our own vitality when a loved one becomes ill or has an extreme medical situation. These situations put a lot of stress on job performance, work […]

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