Leadership Effectiveness: Superhuman?

Leadership Effectiveness: Superhuman?

People in leadership roles are expected to be superhuman. Leaders might conclude that from others’ behavior or comments, or they might be the ones who put that level of pressure on themselves. We believe that you do not have to be superhuman, but what we do know is that it is essential to be committed…

Leadership Effectiveness: Your Best Self=Your Best Leadership

Leadership Effectiveness: Your Best Self=Your Best Leadership

There are many definitions of leadership, yet there is only one way to be a consistently effective leader—and that is to commit to self-improvement as a leader. Being an effective leader requires immense intention. There are endless diverse requirements of leaders, a range of stakeholders, and internal and external challenges that demand a leader’s attention…

Leadership Effectiveness: Leadership and Team Lessons from The Tour De France 2022

Leadership and Team Lessons from The Tour De France 2022

The CEO of Executive Coaching Network, Inc. and many of her colleagues are avid cyclists. While the Tour de France is always something special, this year’s event was a goosebumps-making, hair-raising, tearjerker of a race. The Women’s FEMME is happening – for the first time in approximately 30 years – as this was being written.…

Leadership Effectiveness: Women’s Workplace

Leadership Effectiveness: Women’s Workplace

People are polarizing around the recent Supreme Court decision regarding Roe v. Wade. A ripple effect is being felt in all sectors, including the military. The abortion ruling has troops and veterans speaking out, some for the first time | npr.org. Harvard Business Review published an article on June 2, 2022, before the decision was even…

Leadership Effectiveness: Always Have a Door Open for Upward Feedback

Leadership Effectiveness: Always Have a Door for Upward Feedback

I read an article many years ago—it might have been in the Wall Street Journal but I’m not sure. What sticks with me is the headline: “Ignorance at the Top.” That is a startling and somewhat counterintuitive concept. Unfortunately, it is not inaccurate. If CEOs and other senior executives do not have access to upward…

Leadership Effectiveness: How to Observe National Mental Health Month

Leadership Effectiveness: How to Observe National Mental Health Month

May is National Mental Health Month. You may be impacted personally, or there may be people in your workplace who are experiencing depression, anxiety, or some other mental health concern. And you would not be alone. People around the globe have been affected by the pandemic, the war(s), the Great Resignation, and that is on…

Leadership Effectiveness: Be Human

Leadership Effectiveness: Be-Human

Leadership is always important. In times of crisis, the need for high quality leadership is magnified exponentially. Currently, and ongoing for a while, people are experiencing real, palpable anxiety. We are emerging from a pandemic (please)—we enjoyed barely three days to breathe without a mask (in some places), and now we are faced with a…

Leadership Effectiveness: Are You Disconnected

Leadership Effectiveness: Are You Disconnected

Even in today’s mixed up, uncertain, and sometimes scary world, the ideal leader finds time to reconnect with people. Do you need to reconnect with anyone? “Reconnect” could imply that you have disconnected—maybe you have; maybe you have not. Our point is that we want to encourage you to avoid making the assumption that you…

Leadership Effectiveness: Communications Currency

Leadership Effectiveness: Communications Currency

Leaders often talk about communication style, but do we really know what it means? Type “communication style” into your favorite browser and the search results will contain many articles, references, and websites on the topic. There are a number of 2×2 matrices that (supposedly) explain the different types of communication styles. Some even provide labels…

Leadership Effectiveness: Leading During Divisive Times

Leadership Effectiveness: Leading During Divisive Times

These days, strong political divides that exist outside of work sometimes create deep conflict and tensions in the workplace. A few weeks ago, I received a call from a highly respected CEO asking for input on the divisions around political issues that could impact organizational results. It was such a significant issue for him and…

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