Executive Coaching Tips for Improving Leadership Skills

Skill as a leader is not an inborn, accidental trait. Great leaders may make it seem easy to lead, but behind their polish is conscious effort to be better guides and serve as an example for their teams.  Toward that end, here are four executive coaching tips for improving your leadership skills. Maintain A Positive Attitude The power of positive thinking may seem like feel-good philosophy to some, but a positive attitude has power in more ways than one.  It helps you to provide your … [Read more...]

Trying To Please Everybody

Are you a people pleaser?  Do you absolutely hate the idea of anyone being unhappy, dissatisfied, or angry at you for any reason?  Is it hard for you to make a decision and take an action when you know it will make someone feel disappointed or mad?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, or even if you answered “sort of” to any of these questions, you are probably trapped in the destructive world of trying to please everybody. This is especially problematic if you are an executive … [Read more...]

3 Keys For Executive Career Development

Fifty years ago, executives entering the work force did not have to think much about their career development. All they had to was land a job and do the work adequately in order to stay with the company for their entire career and gradually climb up the corporate ladder. Those days are long gone, though, so you must take a more active role in your executive career development. It is up to you to keep your career on track and keep yourself up to date and valuable to your employer. There are … [Read more...]

The Power of Integrity for Executives

Executives hear the word "integrity" quite a bit. The car dealer down the street claims to operate with integrity, the online retailer says they will handle your personal information with integrity, or the person you are interviewing for a job says that integrity is their greatest strength.  But what, exactly, does integrity mean?  And why is it so important in executive coaching, in business and in life? What does integrity mean? The definition of integrity according to the Encarta … [Read more...]

5 More Executive Leadership Coaching Tips

Here's the follow up article with 5 more executive leadership coaching tips. #6 - Leaders are creative Process, procedure, and rules are important in any organization, but an effective leader knows that creativity is just as important. Sometimes the best way to accomplish a goal is to “do something different” and leaders know when to encourage and foster that kind of creativity. Good leaders are also creative in terms of how they lead their team. Staff meetings, performance reviews, … [Read more...]

5 Executive Leadership Coaching Tips

In the modern world of business, executive leadership often counts for as much, if not more, than job-specific skills. It is not enough anymore to be the best at your profession; now you must also be an effective leader if you want to be successful. That’s why you see so many books, seminars, articles, and the like, all devoted to leadership and why executive leadership coaching is such a valuable asset. An entire industry has sprung up around identifying and developing strong leaders, so … [Read more...]

11 Qualities of Great Leaders

In the modern world of business, leadership often counts for as much, if not more, than job-specific skills. It is not enough anymore to be the best at your profession; now you must also be an effective leader if you want to be successful. That's why leadership is such a big component of executive coaching. Today I want to share with you 11 attributes of great leaders as described by Napoleon Hill in Think & Grow Rich. 1. UNWAVERING COURAGE Based upon knowledge of self and of one's … [Read more...]


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