Leadership Effectiveness Tips

Leadership EffectivenessOur mission is to optimize organizational performance by maximizing the effectiveness of leaders and leadership teams. Our philosophy is that the long-term profitability and growth of every organization is inextricably linked to the effectiveness of its leaders. Through The Power of Leadership®, leaders create a values-based environment where people perform to their full potential and maximize their contributions to the organization’s mission and vision. In support of that mission and philosophy, each month we publish Breakaway Performance – Ideas that transform the way you work — with tips to help leaders achieve leadership effectiveness. We hope you will enjoy our articles and find them valuable.

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


Leadership Effectiveness: Don’t Be Rigidly Flexible

Leadership Effectiveness: Don’t Be Rigidly Flexible

The pandemic has taught us a lot, not least of which—from an organizational standpoint—is that a company can continue to conduct business, and thrive and grow, even when all employees are not physically at the […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Why and How to Boost Diversity

Leadership Effectiveness: Why and How to Boost Diversity

Enabling diversity is a key capability of a highly effective leader. Diversity does not mean only racial diversity.  Diversity of thought, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, age, personality, and outlook are all needed.  High levels of […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Situational Dialogue

Leadership Effectiveness: Situational Dialogue

You can be sure that each member of your team is being affected by the continuing pandemic, economic uncertainty, family and social disruption, and unasked for/unwanted changes to many activities, from shopping to gatherings with […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Becoming Self-aware

Leadership Effectiveness: Becoming Self-aware

Self-awareness is an important foundation of effective leadership. Can self-awareness be learned? As an executive coach, I am optimistic that it can be learned. What does it even mean to be self-aware? Self-awareness, according to […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Re-Entry Into Work

Leadership Effectiveness: Re-Entry Into Work

At EXCN, we are seeing that leaders are really struggling with the complex challenges of planning for and executing re-entry. For example, in April 2020, Gail, the CEO of a large insurance company, and her […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Tweak (and Publicize) the Office Modus Operandi

Leadership Effectiveness: Tweak (and Publicize) the Office Modus Operandi

When we coach executive teams in Strategic Team Coaching®, we usually recommend they create Team Agreements or Team Commitments governing how they operate together. See: Leadership Effectiveness: Boost Performance – executivecoaching.com and Leadership Effectiveness: I […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: A Competitive Edge You Can Leverage

Leadership Effectiveness: A Competitive Edge You Can Leverage

In the April Breakaway Performance tip, we shared with you about psychological safety. We said that “One of the foundational elements of a high performing culture is a climate of trust that leads to psychological […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Psychological Safety

Leadership Effectiveness: Psychological Safety

Great leaders have the capacity to achieve results while focusing as much on maintaining a high-performance culture as they focus on the bottom line. One of the foundational elements of a high performing culture is […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Customer Loyalty Requires Leadership Effectiveness

Leadership Effectiveness: Customer Loyalty Requires Leadership Effectiveness

Recently, a friend and her partner made a couple of purchases from vendors who have very different customer service philosophies.  She told me that the experiences she had with the two businesses were poles apart. […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Keep Your Customers Loyal

Leadership Effectiveness: Keep Your Customers Loyal

Our tip is simple: keep your finger on the pulse of drivers of customer loyalty and make no assumptions. Customer loyalty delivers a major boost to revenue and the bottom line for every business. On […]

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