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 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.

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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 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?”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What Happens When Executives Freak Out

Next Level Blog

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Executive Coaching Makes an Impact

Tony Mayo

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

What’s the Difference Between Executive Presence and Leadership Presence?

Next Level Blog

While I guess I’ve thought about the difference between executive and leadership presence over the years (I wrote a book on the latter after all), I have never had the question put to me that directly.

Execution AND Engagement

Talent Technologies

A key challenge facing leaders at every level of an organisation is how to execute on their strategy. They may take tens of thousands – even hundreds of thousands – of man hours defining and articulating. Read more on the Talent Technologies website. Leadership

Three Things Executives Around the World Tell Me Always Work

Next Level Blog

with a couple of hundred executives from around the world. In fact, when I have the opportunity to talk with executives who have participated in my programs six months or a year later, there are three tactics that are always on the short list of things they’re still doing: The To-Do Review: Take time at the end of each day to review your to-do list. Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to speak over the course of several programs in the U.K.

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.

Three Executive Productivity Hacks That Any Leader Can Use

Next Level Blog

One of the things I love about my work is getting to meet and learn from some very talented top executives. Here they are: General Leadership Improving Communications executive decision making productivity hacks

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 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.

Excited vs. Excitable: The Real Secret to Executive Presence

Let's Grow Leaders

Mark had mastered executive presence. In almost every company I work with, I’ve noticed a consistent pattern– things are remarkably calmer on the executive “floor.” Then help them calm down, ask great questions, and consider how they could best execute.

Why do some talented executives fail?

Coaching Tip

In their roles as consultants and executive coaches to many Fortune 500 companies, they offer invaluable job-saving advice on how readers can modify their behavior to get things back on track. . Executive coaches can provide their clients with some of the tools that they do not have.

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.

Women CEOs and the State of Female Executives [Infographic]

Women on Business

What’s really happening to women executives in the business world? Motif Investing put together an infographic that visually explains the stage of female executive. Infographics Female Executives infographic women ceo

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Most Desired Trait by Companies Seeking Senior Executives

Great Leadership By Dan

I don''t often publish press releases, but this one from executive search firm IIC caught my attention and I thought it was worth sharing. Most Desired Trait by Companies Seeking Senior Executives is Ability to Motivate and Lead Others By 3:1 Margin, Motivational Skills Trump Performance "Price of Entry to Corner Office is Competence, But Measure of Success is Inspiring Others," Says IIC Partners NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Executive leaders, take note.

5 Reasons Visionary Leaders May Fail to Execute

C-Level Strategies

There is very little I’ve experienced in the business world that is more frustrating than working with a visionary leader who inspires me completely and yet can’t execute. Make sure you’re planning up front for the full cost of executing the vision.

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.

The Leapfrog Opportunity For Executing Strategy (Summarized)

Six Disciplines

One of those breakthrough periods is upon us now, with regard to strategy execution. This inflection point has developed primarily because large corporations have made huge investments developing best practices for effective management, strong leadership and strategy execution. This is what the Execution Revolution is all about. BOTTOMLINE: Conditions are currently right to approach strategy execution in a radical new way.

Recommended Resources – The 4 Disciplines of Execution

Strategy Driven

The 4 Disciplines of Execution : Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals. The 4 Disciplines of Execution provides the steps needed to repeatably translate one’s business strategy into the day-to-day activities instrumental to realizing organizational goals.

How to Impress an Executive

Let's Grow Leaders

He was sitting in for his boss at the executive’s staff meeting. The post How to Impress an Executive appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. He followed her leadership blog so he had a sense of what’s in her head.

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.

Transferable Skills: Results, Vision, Execution

Coaching Tip

The top five most transferable qualities for executives, according to a survey of 170 search-firm recruiters, are: 1. Leadership. Proven success in previous industry. Multi-functional experience. Knowledge about the new industry. Team-building and development. Source: ExecuNet, Norwalk , Conn.

The Virual Executive

CEO Blog

It truly is awesome. ++ I read a book - The Virtual Executive - How to Act Like a CEO Online and Offline by Debra A. Being responsive and fast is courteous and the mark of a good executive etc. I love being up early although I do wish it were lighter out.

My Leadership Lessons as Executive Director

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

This is the last week as the Executive Director of the Berrett-Koehler Foundation. At that point I agreed to serve as the Executive Director to support the startup period and to give the board time. → Read More: My Leadership Lessons as Executive Director.

The Evolution of the Executive, C-Suite, and Boardroom

N2Growth Blog

However, as part of any sound Executive Search professional’s toolkit, research is a useful addition, and in many ways, often goes a long way. In many businesses Boards and Executive Committees are now evolving almost annually.

6 Essential Skills Every Non-Executive Director Should Have

Women on Business

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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.

Essentials Of Executive Sponsorship (Part One)

Lead Change Blog

One of the main reasons that projects fail to launch, or realize long-term success, is the lack of executive sponsorship. In fact, a 2014 Research Study by Prosci indicated that projects with strong, effective executive sponsorship were 3.5

Seven First Year Mistakes Senior Executives Make

Next Level Blog

I thought about that when I received an email last week from a reader of this blog who was promoted about a year ago to the Senior Executive Service (SES) of the U.S. With my SES friend’s permission (while honoring his request to remain anonymous), I’m sharing seven mistakes he thinks he made in his first year as a senior executive. General Leadership Improving Communications Personal Presence Team Building executive mistakes group coaching Next Level Leadership

The Toughest Part of Strategy? Execution!

Six Disciplines

It''s the execution of strategy that keeps many small business leaders awake at night! Why is execution so hard? Execution is critical to success. Execution represents a disciplined process that enables an organization to take a strategy and make it work. Without a careful, planned approach to execution, strategic goals cannot be attained. Even the best plans still fail or don''t meet expectations -- because of poor execution.

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%.