The Path To Performance: Part 2

Last week we talked about how endurance athletes create a path to performance and linked that to organizational life. This week we review what steps successful leaders take to create a path to performance with their direct reports. Successful leaders create a path to performance with their direct reports/team members by: Linking vision and mission…

The Path To Performance

The Path To Performance

The path to performance in any organization must be clear.  My goal in working with executives is to keep to a minimum the complexity of how to achieve leadership excellence and organizational success and focus strongly on the vital few areas that consistently ensure high performance*.   Because our world of work is so complex, and…

Peak Performance for Your Organization

Creating the environment for and achieving peak performance is the single most important role of a leader. Leaders who develop future leaders, lead high-performance teams, and sustain a positive organizational culture also ensure employees are mentally and emotionally engaged in the success of the organization. The evidence is as clear as it is compelling: peak…

Understanding Your Impact

Understanding Your Imapct

When I gather feedback about an executive through interviews, I always ask the executive’s peers, direct reports, etc.: “Does this executive understand his (or her) impact on you?”   Many people say, “Oh, that is an interesting question; I don’t know.  You’ll have to ask them.”  Some say, “Yes, I am sure they do understand their…

Align People for Results

Knowing how to develop and sustain a high performing team is an essential leadership capability. One of the quickest and most enjoyable ways for a leader to create a high performing team is to develop a set of Team Agreements that set the tone for what is acceptable and/or unacceptable team behavior.  These Team Agreements…

Results Matter; Leadership Counts®

When we ask people about the attributes of the “ideal” leader—the type of leader people want to follow, we hear many things before eventually hearing, “Makes the numbers” or “Achieves results.” What we have learned is that: Results matter; leadership counts. Successful organizations know this and promote leaders who create the environment where other people…

The Wild West of Executive Coaching

Harvard Business Review by Stratford Sherman and Alyssa Freas… It’s not just individuals who benefit from one-on-one coaching—their employers can gain immensely, too. But in an industry without universally accepted standards, all the parties need to be clear about their goals and how to reach them. When the senior vice president for organizational development at…

Strategic Executive Coaching: A Success Story

The ultimate value of Strategic Executive Coaching® (SEC) is that it improves bottom-line results by enhancing the effectiveness of executives. SEC ensures that actions taken and changes made during the coaching process are consistent with the organization’s vision, values, and strategy. The following success story helps demonstrates the ultimate value of SEC. For the purpose…

Strategic Coaching Has Bottom-Line Benefits

By Dr. Alyssa M. Freas and Dr. Don Mankin The rapid growth of executive coaching reflects its bottom-line benefits – increased profits and reduced costs, achieved within a defined timeframe. To be effective, executive coaching must be both strategic and individualized: A balance has to be struck between the needs of the organization and the…

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