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.


Fireworks in the Workplace

Fireworks in the Workplace

Happy Fourth of July Holiday Week! personal loans for people with bad credit On July 3, 1776, John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail, after the Continental Congress had decided to proclaim the American colonies […]

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Accountability and Consequences

Accountability and Consequences

As many of you may know, one of billionaire Warren Buffett’s top executives, Denis Abrams, CEO of Benjamin Moore, was given a “pink slip” after he and some of his other senior employees took off […]

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The Path To Performance: Part 2

The Path To Performance: Part 2

Last week we talked about how endurance athletes create a path to performance and linked that to organizational life. This week we review what steps successful leaders take to create a path to performance with […]

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The Path To Performance

The Path To Performance

The path to performance in any organization must be clear.  My goal in working with executives is to keep to a minimum the complexity of how to achieve leadership excellence and organizational success and focus […]

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Peak Performance for Your Organization

Peak Performance for Your Organization

Creating the environment for and achieving peak performance is the single most important role of a leader. Leaders who develop future leaders, lead high-performance teams, and sustain a positive organizational culture also ensure employees are […]

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Understanding Your Impact

Understanding Your Impact

When I gather feedback about an executive through interviews, I always ask the executive’s peers, direct reports, etc.: “Does this executive understand his (or her) impact on you?”   Many people say, “Oh, that is an […]

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Align People for Results

Align People for Results

Knowing how to develop and sustain a high performing team is an essential leadership capability. One of the quickest and most enjoyable ways for a leader to create a high performing team is to develop […]

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Results Matter; Leadership Counts®

Results Matter;  Leadership Counts®

When we ask people about the attributes of the “ideal” leader—the type of leader people want to follow, we hear many things before eventually hearing, “Makes the numbers” or “Achieves results.” What we have learned […]

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The Wild West of Executive Coaching

The Wild West of Executive Coaching

Harvard Business Review by Stratford Sherman and Alyssa Freas… It’s not just individuals who benefit from one-on-one coaching—their employers can gain immensely, too. But in an industry without universally accepted standards, all the parties need […]

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Strategic Executive Coaching: A Success Story

Strategic Executive Coaching: A Success Story

The ultimate value of Strategic Executive Coaching® (SEC) is that it improves bottom-line results by enhancing the effectiveness of executives. SEC ensures that actions taken and changes made during the coaching process are consistent with […]

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