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: A Future Leader in Your Company

Leadership Effectiveness: A Future Leader in Your Company

First – what is a leader in your company? Are leaders only in the C-suite? Is the middle manager who saved $1,000,000 by creating an innovative idea and getting others to buy into it considered […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: The pipe that taught me a leadership lesson

Leadership Effectiveness: The pipe that taught me a leadership lesson

Leaders are well-served by creating an environment in which people can admit what they don’t know and ask for help. I was reminded of this today when a water pipe broke in my garage. It […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: The Self-Aware Leader

Leadership Effectiveness: The Self-Aware Leader

Hot buttons – we all have them. And that is ok – just part of the human condition. It is how we adapt to them; how we let them affect our leadership that is important […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Cycle Of Trust—Assume Positive Intent

Leadership Effectiveness: Cycle Of Trust—Assume Positive Intent

What a different kind of dialogue two peers have if they approach each other with an assumption of positive intent – if they come to a conversation with the belief that the other person is […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: 5 Rules To Follow For Effective Senior Team Meetings

Leadership Effectiveness: 5 Rules To Follow For Effective Senior Team Meetings

Effective leaders have the ability to lead a meeting well. Yet many who do lead meetings often forget to follow five simple rules – rules we have seen in our executive coaching practice across many […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Choosing Composure

Leadership Effectiveness: Choosing Composure

Last week I stood in line at a crowded and loud airport restaurant waiting for service. Because I had very little time, I decided it would be faster to order at the counter, rather than […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: The Nexus

Leadership Effectiveness: The Nexus

I think we have all seen instances of a leader who is technically strong but does not lead in a way that motivates and inspires people in the organization. We see this phenomenon from time […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: How to Ensure Value from Strategic Executive Coaching®

Leadership Effectiveness: How to Ensure Value from Strategic Executive Coaching®

What is required for getting the most value from Strategic Executive Coaching®? It mostly depends on the situation. We have observed over the last 25 years that a few conditions need to exist to enhance […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Clarity of Vision

Leadership Effectiveness: Clarity of Vision

One of my favorite quotes is from James O’Toole, author of Leadership from A to Z: “The task of leadership is to communicate clearly and repeatedly the organization’s vision…all with the intent of helping every […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: 7 Ideas for Leadership In 2016

Leadership Effectiveness: 7 Ideas for Leadership In 2016

It is time to set the course for 2016. In January, we coach the executives we work with to consider these seven steps to set the tone for the New Year. Re-commit to your leadership […]

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