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.

"Executive Suite"


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

Peter Drucker on The Effective Executive


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 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.

Tips for Female Executives to Overcome Challenges in the Workplace

Women on Business

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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 Executive Staff Meeting


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


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.

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%.

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.

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.

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?

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 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.

Execution's Signals


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.

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.

When to work with an executive coach


Otherwise, working with an executive coach can be a waste of effort. An executive coach can help you to realize your full potential. Work with an executive coach when you: Get a promotion or a new job because a promotion or new position can be intimidating to enter into on your own.

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.

The Trusted Executive

CEO Blog

I read a book by John Blakey - The Trusted Executive - Nine Leadership Habits that Inspire Results, Relationships and Reputation. The book leads with a section on why executives want to be trusted.

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.

Executive Coaching Makes an Impact

Tony Mayo

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

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.

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 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.

Fairness and Respect for Women Executives

Lead Change Blog

Is there enough fairness and respect in the workplace for women executives? Leveling false charges to stop or stymie the growth of female executives. I asked this question to myself many times in the past several weeks.

How To Achieve Executive Presence

Eric Jacobson

Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Executive Presence Leader Leadership Sylvia Ann Hewlett

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.

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.

Top Executive Coaching Newsletter Directory

Tony Mayo

CEO Executive Coach Tony Mayo has shared […]. For Executives

How to properly execute an online review management program

Strategy Driven

Executing on Your Online Review Management Program. By allowing this program to “free float” between staff members, it is more likely to get dropped by the wayside or slip through the cracks when it comes to execution.

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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.

Professionalism in executive coaching


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.

A conversation with executive coaching client Ron Dimon. Part 8

Tony Mayo

Tony Mayo Executive Coach. The post A conversation with executive coaching client Ron Dimon. Part 8 appeared first on Tony Mayo. This latest podcast is part eight of a funny and useful conversation between top executive coach Tony Mayo and his longtime client Ron Dimon.

Six Smart Strategies for Communicating with High-Level Executives

Career Advancement

Mei had just scheduled a one-on-one meeting with an upper-level executive in her company. She didn’t get much face time with high-level executives, so when communicating with them, she knew she had to make it count. Ask questions to gain clarity about what the executive needs to hear.

How To Select A Good Executive Coach

Eric Jacobson

When a leader or manager is considering using an executive coach, Marilyn O''Hearne , Master Certified Coach in the Kansas City metro area, said that person should at a minimum: Make sure the coach is certified and subscribes to a code of ethics.

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.

Recommended Resources – The Complete Executive

Strategy Driven

The Complete Executive : The 10-Step System for Great Leadership Performance. The Complete Executive closes with a 100-point self-assessment that enables readers to discover the areas of development requiring the most attention. Five Ways to Land in the Executive Chair.

strategic eXecution


Can QUIET be deafeningly loud? … If so, Alegre Beach Resort was SCREAMING in my ears. Algere is a quaint little resort on the island of Cebu a couple hours north of the bustling city of Cebu City.

Barriers to Strategy Execution

Six Disciplines

Strategy execution is the single hardest challenge in business. Here''s a list of the primary execution challenges, based on surveys of organizational leaders: - Inability to manage change effectively or overcome internal resistance to change. Poor or inadequate information sharing among individuals or business units responsible for strategy execution. Unclear communication of responsibility and/or accountability for execution decisions or actions.