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: 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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Leadership Effectiveness: Great Leaders Balance Strength with Vulnerability

Leadership Effectiveness: Great Leaders Balance Strength with Vulnerability

Great leaders are capable of being strong (tough, effective) while at the same time being vulnerable (authentic, emotionally exposed). In our executive coaching practice, we have worked with leaders who believe they have to know […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Embrace the Obstacles

Leadership Effectiveness: Embrace the Obstacles

Sorry, but “no pain, no gain” is a reality. Truly remarkable leaders are willing to “lean into” their discomfort; they allow themselves to learn, grow, and sometimes, suffer to get to a better place. It is […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: The Gift of the Difficult Direct Report

Leadership Effectiveness: The Gift of the Difficult Direct Report

Every leader at one time or another has had their leadership effectiveness challenged by “the gift” of the direct report who drives them crazy. Have you ever had a person working for you who simply […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Sustaining the Power of Executive Coaching

Leadership Effectiveness: Sustaining the Power of Executive Coaching

Are you ever finished with developing your leadership effectiveness? Is executive coaching ever over? Clearly the answer to the first question is that you always want to continue the journey toward improving your leadership effectiveness. […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Dealing With Executive Ambiguity

Leadership Effectiveness: Dealing With Executive Ambiguity

We are all aware of the leadership maxims that leaders are meant to shine the light of understanding where there is murkiness, deliver clear mandates and expectations, and set the vision and direction. Well, what […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Executive Isolation

Leadership Effectiveness: Executive Isolation

One of my favorite headlines of the last decade and a half is from the New York Times, published on March 3, 2002, Another Quality of the Corporate Titan: Ignorance at the Top. The article is […]

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