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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 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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Leadership Effectiveness: Keep It Really Simple

Leadership Effectiveness: Keep It Really Simple

“Keep it simple stupid” (KISS) was apparently coined by the brilliant engineer Kelly Johnson of the famous Lockheed Skunk Works. Johnson knew there was a profound relationship between “needless complexity” and cost, schedule, and technical […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Leading in the New Year

Leadership Effectiveness: Leading in the New Year

The start of a new year is a really great time for you to brush off your old feedback reports from way back when, revisit that old Myers-Briggs assessment, take a look at your old […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Your Team Performance

Leadership Effectiveness: Your Team Performance

We think a lot about teams. Traditionally, executive coaching has been considered an activity to help an individual executive develop professionally. There is a lot to be said for that. Individual coaching allows for an […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Are Leaders Born or Made?

Leadership Effectiveness: Are Leaders Born or Made?

Neither. Many leadership experts have addressed this question: are leaders born or made? Our perspective—based on 20 years of experience coaching senior executives and teams, and from the research we have conducted—is that the best […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Be the Change You Want to See

Leadership Effectiveness: Be the Change You Want to See

When a CEO and top executive team want to drive change in their organization, they are well served by starting with their own behaviors. Identifying the behaviors that will support and drive the desired change […]

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