Leaders Can’t Execute Strategy

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Robin Speculand: Leaders across the world have been taught how to plan but not how to execute. Every university offering a business degree has on their faculty a professor teaching strategy but almost none have a professor teaching its execution.

Peter Drucker on The Effective Executive

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In that sense, anyone who thinks of the self as a leader has to be good at executing things. Probably a reason why top leaders in organizations are referred to as executives – the one who executes, not just someone with a fancy title and corner office.

"Executive Suite"

Execupundit

The trailer for the film. Louis Calhern steals every scene he's in

Executive Peer Networks

Coaching Tip

The pace of change is accelerating, and executives need peer groups more than ever to understand what others are thinking and doing. BUILDING BRIDGES urges executives to demand more. Source: James Millar: Building Bridges: The Case for Executive Peer Networks. "There's a huge difference between networks and networking," says author James Millar. Networking is often desperate and transactional; whereas networks are groups of peer we trust.".

Executive Leadership: One Temptation Most Successful Executives Resist

Let's Grow Leaders

If you’re an executive (or aspiring to be one) this time I’m writing for you. As an executive, your job is all about strategy and execution across a large scope and scale. More about my experience with that here in my executive sales role at Verizon.

Executive Order — Strengthening the Senior Executive Service

Coaching Tip

President Obama issued an executive order today which the White House said will help to strengthen the Senior Executive Service (SES ). . Executive Onboarding Tips.

Executive Peer Networks

Coaching Tip

The pace of change is accelerating, and executives need peer groups more than ever to understand what others are thinking and doing. BUILDING BRIDGES urges executives to demand more. Source: James Millar: Building Bridges: The Case for Executive Peer Networks. "There's a huge difference between networks and networking," says author James Millar. Networking is often desperate and transactional; whereas networks are groups of peer we trust.".

Tips for Female Executives to Overcome Challenges in the Workplace

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Executive Assimilation

Coaching Tip

The Big Book of HR by Barbara Mitchell and Cornelia Gamlem can guide you on how best to onboard a senior executive to how to handle critical conversations within your organization. There''s no process to assimilate executives into the firm….22%.

Communicating With Executives When Your World’s on Fire

Let's Grow Leaders

The post Communicating With Executives When Your World’s on Fire appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Communication Customer Service Project Management Winning Well communicating to executives communicationWhen your world’s on fire, and you’re working around the clock to survive, it feels like the last thing you have time for is formal updates. And of course, the bigger the fire, the more the senior team needs to know what’s […].

The Secret to Communicating with Executives

Let's Grow Leaders

Without executive support your project will fail. 5 Big Mistakes When Communicating with Executives 1. Over-Confidence Executives are suspicious of rose-colored glasses. You need funding, headcount, and time. Your team’s counting on your to manage up well.

Executive Recovery Coaching

Coaching Tip

However, executive recovery coaching can keep the spotlight on what's important in the personal life and work life of the person-being-coached to get the self-awareness that facilitates positive change. By the very nature of their position, executives and business owners are isolated. Newly recovering professionals have questions like: Who am I? How will my recovery impact my life and career?

What is Executive Coaching?

Coaching Tip

Executive coaching focuses on improving performance and developing individual skills. With regard to one-to-one coaching of leaders, often referred to as executive or leadership coaching, it is often used by organizations when a leader has been appointed to a new role or has been identified for one in the near future. It can be applied to individual leaders or within a group learning environment.

How To Be A Trusted Executive

Eric Jacobson

Perhaps now more than ever it's time for the book by John Blakey called, The Trusted Executive: Nine Leadership Habits That Inspire Results, Relationships, and Reputation.

Why You Need an Executive Coach

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Bonnie Marcus : I earned my certification as an executive coach in 2006. Coaching for executives was a relatively unknown field and untapped resource. Now, almost a decade later, there has been a shift in perception and subsequent use of executive coaches.

Vision and Execution Are Not Sequential

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

One of the biggest mistakes leaders make is moving from vision to execution as though it’s a linear process. Execution is about action. The truth is: Vision requires action to be clarified and refined, and execution requires reflection to be effective.

Xceptional Execution

Leading Blog

What you need to do, says Kevin Kelly is find an ordinary idea and implement that idea with xceptional execution. The Pursuit of Xceptional Execution , “the antidote for too much knowledge is execution. Execution helps to work through fear and build confidence. Execution is taking the next step in spite of that knowledge.” Kelly says execution rests on two pillars: Awareness (Self) and Attention (Others). Xceptional Execution = Opportunity.

Executive presence is an inside job

Aspire-CS

It’s not unusual for an executive to be puzzled that they’ve been told they need to develop “executive presence” in order to move into executive levels in an organization. The question on their mind is “What is executive presence?”.

What Is Executive Presence?

Next Level Blog

During the past couple of months, I’ve been in four or five conversations with leadership development professionals who are looking for a way to build executive presence in their organization’s high potential managers. That, of course, makes executive presence hard to teach to people.

Executive Coaching Makes an Impact

Tony Mayo

For Executive Coaches For ExecutivesCoaching is widely regarded as a potent development force. 96% of organizations saw individual performances improve after they introduced coaching.

The Executive Staff Meeting

Execupundit

One often-overlooked aspect of executive staff meetings is that it is an opportunity for the chief executive officer to acquaint vice presidents and department directors with the scope of the CEO's duties.

Decision and Execution

Execupundit

It is during the execution that our old acquaintances, sloppiness and sloth, appear T he decision may be right or wrong but often it is boldly made and firmly believed.

Innovation Execution

Coaching Tip

The second part is executing it. Vijay Covindarafan and Chris Trimble argue in their book, " Beyond the Idea: How to Execute Innovation in Any Organization ," the real innovation challenge lies not in the idea but rather in the long, hard journey from imagination to impact. Execution.

How To Achieve Executive Presence

Eric Jacobson

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Executive Time Management

Coaching Tip

What do chief executives do all day? Their study—known as the Executive Time Use Project —incorporates time logs kept by CEOs' personal assistants, who tracked activities lasting more than 15 minutes during a single week selected by the researchers.

Execution's Signals

Execupundit

If you are alert, even the early stages of execution will be enormously informative because often they carry signals of what you can expect further down the line. You can think and plan and forecast but nothing will teach you more about a project than doing it.

The Trusted Executive

Eric Jacobson

Perhaps now more than ever it's time for the new book by John Blakey called, The Trusted Executive: Nine Leadership Habits That Inspire Results, Relationships, and Reputation.

Successful Leaders Execute Stragility

Eric Jacobson

You'll learn that as a leader you must constantly adjust both strategies and execution to achieve winning goals. " Stragility is the term for strategic, agile, people-powered change that enables organizations to thrive amidst relentless turbulence and uncertainty," explain Ellen R.

A Flawed Idea Well-Executed Does Not Fail Forward

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

When I asked the board chair what went wrong, he said it was a well-executed project but a flawed idea. The post A Flawed Idea Well-Executed Does Not Fail Forward appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

Executive Coaching and Leading Change

Lead Change Blog

It’s no surprise that a Korn Ferry survey found leading change one of the top reasons for leaders to hire an executive coach. The post Executive Coaching and Leading Change appeared first on Lead Change. Leading change is one of the most stressful responsibilities of leadership. Change initiatives require heavy workloads, long hours, and helping others navigate the change process. It’s a lonely endeavor as leaders often have to go it alone due to the sensitive nature of change.

Reference Books for Executives

Coaching Tip

It''s easy for even the most seasoned executive to make a mistake or overlook a detail that can lead to utter failure for his or her business. As a result, executives are being tasked to optimize their enterprise''s organizational structures, to enhance product and service delivery models, and to blaze new paths to unmatched market reach. To be successful in this extremely complex and unstable business environment, executive leaders must do all that they can to simplify.

The Three Pillars Of Executive Presence

Eric Jacobson

After two years of research, forty focus groups and a national survey, author Sylvia Ann Hewlett contends the three pillars of Executive Presence are: How you act ( gravitas ) How you speak (communication ) How you look ( appearance ) All three work together to help you telegraph (signal) to others that you have what it takes and that you're star material. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Executive Presence Leadership Leadership Books Sylvia Ann Hewlett

The 9 Biggest Mistakes When Presenting to Executives

Let's Grow Leaders

Executives are naturally a tough audience. 9 Mistakes To Avoid When Presenting to Executives. When I’m working with leaders on honing their executive presentations, I’m often surprised how few can articulate their primary objective.

Three Pillars Of Executive Presence And The Aspects Of Gravitas

Eric Jacobson

After two years of research, forty focus groups and a national survey, author Sylvia Ann Hewlett contends the three pillars of Executive Presence are: How you act ( gravitas ) How you speak (communication ) How you look ( appearance ) All three work together to help you telegraph (signal) to others that you have what it takes and that you're star material. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Executive Presence Leadership Books Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Professionalism in executive coaching

Aspire-CS

I could have decided to proceed differently when I chose to become an executive coach. Some might argue that my years as an executive were enough to prepare me to do this work. Get clients: Most of you can showcase your corporate/business or executive background to land clients.

Executive Coaching Makes an Impact

Tony Mayo

For Executive Coaches For ExecutivesCoaching is widely regarded as a potent d […].

English Football (Soccer) and Executive Development

N2Growth Blog

EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT. And there are a very large number of middle market search firms who are hired by HR to find new managers and mid-level executives for their companies. The global executive search industry is estimated at over $10 billion. By John R. Childress.

Executive Presence – A 2-Sided Definition

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post By Karen Hough When I ask people to define executive presence, they pause, and usually hold out their arms as they search for words. Why is finding executive presence so stressful right now? If we’re going to fill the gaps, improve profitability and become global, we need to see executive presence in a very large way. In working with highly capable executives over 14 years, I believe real executive presence can be defined.

Top Executive Coaching Newsletter Directory

Tony Mayo

CEO Executive Coach Tony Mayo has shared a great deal of practical information with business people since re-launching his free e-mail newsletter in 2008. For Executives

What Makes Successful Senior Executives Tick?

Great Leadership By Dan

Over the last few weeks I’ve been spending time with quite a few successful senior executives and have been asking them a lot of questions about what makes them tick. Read my latest article over at About.com Management and Leadership to find out the 20 Characteristics of Successful Senior Executives. CEOs executives senior executives senior leaders successful executives

Gay Executive Silence

Coaching Tip

For nearly two decades, Ernst & Young executive Beth Brooke navigated the office like it was a minefield , dodging water-cooler chatter for fear that someone might corner her with a personal question.

What Happens When Executives Freak Out

Next Level Blog

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Three Ways to Cure Your Executive ADD

Next Level Blog

Personal Presence Executive ADD executive presenceBelieve me, I don’t usually take pictures in restrooms but, in a “can’t believe what I’m seeing moment”, I had to snap the shot that accompanies this post.