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™: 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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Executive Vitality™: Getting Your Numbers Right

Executive Vitality™: Getting Your Numbers Right

Why is it that business leaders are so great at keeping track of profit, COGS, EBITDA, stock price, EPS, etc., and yet often don’t focus so much on the metrics for the real engine of […]

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Executive Vitality™: People Space

Executive Vitality™: People Space

We all keep talking about me time. I would like to talk about we time—that is, time for relationship-building. How can we work together when we can’t even find time to talk? It is astonishing […]

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Executive Vitality™: Managing the Drive to Control

Executive Vitality™: Managing the Drive to Control

Many of the leaders we coach are control oriented…controlling the future, controlling staff, controlling profits. The problem, of course, is that a lot of what a leader faces is not controllable. Rather than controlling outcomes, […]

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Executive Vitality™: 5 Key Steps To Returning To Work After The Holidays

Executive Vitality™: 5 Key Steps To Returning To Work After The Holidays

Here are some steps we suggest to our executive coachees to approach the New Year with vigor and focus. Immediately return to your leadership vitality plan. We know there may have been some year-end slippage, […]

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