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: Back to Basics

Leadership Effectiveness: Back to Basics

Now that we are at the close of 2014, it is a good time for you to set the course for assuring success in 2015. Go back to the foundation of effectiveness. Assess where you […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Customer Code Of Conduct

Leadership Effectiveness: Customer Code Of Conduct

Leaders know they are ultimately responsible for the leadership behavior of their organization’s executives, managers, and employees. These are the people who represent your brand. But are they the only representatives of your brand? Customers […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Budget Renewal Minus the Fear and Loathing

Leadership Effectiveness: Budget Renewal Minus the Fear and Loathing

I have been out of school more than a few years, but when autumn rolls around, it still feels like a time of renewal and reenergizing, perhaps even more so than that traditional time of […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Values Into Behaviors

Leadership Effectiveness: Values Into Behaviors

What we see in our executive coaching practice is that truly great leaders are those who actively and consistently demonstrate, model, teach, and actualize leadership qualities (not just possess them), and at least equally importantly, […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Are You Aware Of The State Of Ethics In Your Organization?

Leadership Effectiveness: Are You Aware Of The State Of Ethics In Your Organization?

Employee commitment and your brand’s reputation can be significantly impacted by the conduct of people in your organization. Do you know where your ethics rating stands against “the norm” in other similar organizations? This might […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: The Case for “Acting As If”

Leadership Effectiveness: The Case for “Acting As If”

How often do you hear a U.S. President say:  “I have no idea what we should do in our foreign policy,” or “I have no idea how to fix the economy,” or “I have no […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Communicate, Communicate, Communicate

Leadership Effectiveness: Communicate, Communicate, Communicate

If I have heard it once, I have heard it a thousand times: An executive bemoans the fact that people don’t understand her vision or strategy – are fearful of challenging up – or the […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Making Difficult Decisions

Leadership Effectiveness: Making Difficult Decisions

One of the acknowledged attributes of an effective leader is having the courage and the ability to make difficult decisions. Often, these tough calls involve the prospect of letting go of an employee or even […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Creating a Feedback Culture

Leadership Effectiveness: Creating a Feedback Culture

Amazing that no matter how much changes, so much remains the same. Here is what we are talking about. Leaders are individuals who have followers. We believe that people follow when they see a leader […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Critical Success Factors For C-Suite Onboarding

Leadership Effectiveness: Critical Success Factors For C-Suite Onboarding

Transitions are a way of life in modern organizations. “Change is the only constant” is an oft-heard refrain. Perhaps you have been promoted within the C-Suite. Perhaps you are making a lateral move to broaden […]

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