Executive Vitality™: Potential Stress-Buster

Executive Vitality™: Potential Stress-Buster

You may think this is offbeat – pun intended. Have you heard about binaural beats? Binaural beats refers to a technique where you listen to tones of different specific frequencies in each ear through headphones. This is thought to result in a change in your brainwaves which, in turn, has an effect on your mood,…

Executive Vitality™: Sustain Your Well-Being

Executive Vitality™: Sustain Your Well-Being

In last month’s Breakaway Performance, we provided a self-coaching tool. It guides you to take an Executive Vitality Inventory and develop a Game Plan to improve in your weak areas and to maintain your strengths (or get stronger). This month, we took it one step further with a “how-to” for beginning to make some changes.…

Executive Vitality™ Self-Directed 2020

Executive Vitality™ Self-Directed 2020

Your vitality is your choice. You can enhance it, lose it, or maintain it. So often, corporate leaders put other priorities ahead of their own; let’s see what you can do to change that for yourself, like “Alice” did. In 2018, Alice was identified as the successor to the CEO of a global business services…

Executive Vitality™: It’s Never Too Early to Start Planning Your Retirement

Executive Vitality®: It's Never Too Early to Start Planning Your Retirement

While some of you may tune out and turn off when you see the word “retirement,” I’d like you to take a breath and consider the objective laid out in this edition of Breakaway Performance/Executive Vitality. That objective is to help you at any age, wherever you may be in the time continuum, prepare for…

Executive Vitality™: End the Scourge

Executive Vitality™: End the Scourge

Women (and men) do not need to tolerate harassment. The experience is unique to the individual experiencing it. Whereas both genders experience sexual harassment, women do so more prevalently, so this article focuses on that part of the population. The effects of sexual harassment on targeted females are well-documented, profound, and long-lasting. Adversely affected are…

Executive Vitality™: Accept the Setback

Executive Vitality™: Accept the Setback

Have you ever fought nature after a setback? Who won? What could you have done better? Let’s use physical activity as an example of where a setback can occur. There are many reasons that athletic performance might decline. When athletes are injured, ill, aging, following a reduced training schedule due to circumstances, e.g., heavy business…

Executive Vitality™: Surviving a Lighter Work Schedule

Executive Vitality™: Surviving a Lighter Work Schedule

There are a lot of reasons that your work schedule, now or in the future, may be lighter than it was in the past. You may have reached the stage in your life when you want to cut back your hours and ease into retirement. You may have childcare or elder care responsibilities. You may…

Executive Vitality™: Re-Entry

Executive Vitality™: Re-Entry

I am just back from vacation. I found a big bin of snail mail, a zillion emails at home, and my inbox at work was bursting. My time zone was somewhere I was not. The fridge and cupboards were bare. I missed the opportunity to pick up my dog from the kennel the day I…

Executive Vitality™: Boundaries on Vacation

Executive Vitality™: Boundaries on Vacation

How far should we go to satisfy our boss, customer, peer, or our own ambition? If we take a vacation, should we call the office, get on just one conference call with our team, constantly stay plugged into email…? Over the years, I have decided this isn’t so black and white, all or nothing. I…

Executive Vitality™: The Power of Vulnerability

Executive Vitality™: The Power of Vulnerability

Just type “The Power of Vulnerability” into your browser and see what you get; results will probably start with Brené Brown. Watch her fun and thought-provoking TED Talk: Brene Brown on Vulnerability. Here is what we at EXCN believe about vulnerability – we know others would also say something similar: In order to grow, we…

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