Category Archives: executive leadership

Better Business Decisions:
Strategies and Tactics

I’m always intrigued to learn how great leaders have developed their business decision processes. We all too often see how even smart leaders can make the wrong choices. When this topic comes up in coaching conversations, we discuss three primary strategies to overcome decision-impairing barriers:
Also posted in leadership, outcomes | Tagged | Leave a comment

Business Decisions:
Navigating Barricades and Blockades

  In my work as a coach, I have seen even the best leaders struggle from time to time with business decisions. Perhaps the most difficult are some of our own making: those innate traits that inhibit our decision-making process. Unfortunately, it tends to be easier to spot these traits in others. Ask anyone holding […]
Also posted in leadership, outcomes | Tagged | Leave a comment

Leadership Challenges in Decision-Making

Whether you recognize it or not, you have two different modes of thought when a decision is required: intuition and analysis. A leader’s decision-making success hinges on resolving the balance between these two modes. React when necessary, but learn to shape your reactive thinking with as much analysis as possible.
Also posted in leadership, outcomes | Tagged | Leave a comment

Making the Best Leadership Decisions

Are you making the best leadership decisions? Sometimes, even the smartest leaders are not asking the right questions and they don’t have all the information necessary to make truly informed decisions. But an organization’s health is only as sound as its leader’s decisions. Some companies prosper from wise leadership directions, while others struggle after flawed […]
Also posted in leadership, outcomes | Tagged | Leave a comment

Be a Courageous Leader:
Overcome Your Fears

Fears can take many forms: discomfort, incapacity, negative feelings, failure and self-criticism. And to some degree, they’re normal. But left unaddressed, fears make a leader ineffective and paralyzed. Courageous leaders overcome their fears; they learn from them, and put them in the past.
Also posted in executive coaching, leadership | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Courageous Leaders:
Grace Under Fire

I love to see leaders who are skilled at receiving feedback, especially negative critiques. They are confident when challenged, maintaining grace under fire. It’s one of the aspects of courageous leaders that makes them so admirable.
Also posted in leadership | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Courageous Leaders:
Building a Solid Foundation

Are you a courageous leader? One of the common aspects I’ve noticed about courageous leaders is that they all have a support network of solid relationships, which helps reduce fears and foster unity. Trusted and respected friends can offer critiques without causing offense. We know our friends won’t discard us, which diminishes any fears of […]
Also posted in leadership | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Courageous Leaders: Gaining Confidence in Times of Uncertainty

It’s been said that courage has no benchmark unless one grasps the reality of fear. Fears are real, often strong and quite disruptive, but your response to them defines your leadership hardiness; it’s what defines courageous leaders.
Also posted in leadership | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Doubts, Insecurities and Fears, Oh My!

Leadership is a tough job that requires courage. Doubts, insecurities and fears make organizational challenges more difficult and, in extreme cases, insurmountable. I have seen some seemingly confident leaders wrestle with anxiety and successfully overcome their fears. But there are many who don’t, taking down their company with:
Also posted in leadership | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Real Power Lies in Positivity

Tough negotiators are just that: tough. The real strength, and power, lies in positivity. I’ve been writing about the power of leadership positivity. Did you know that negotiators who strategically display an authentic positivity are more likely to gain concessions and close deals?
Also posted in leadership, outcomes | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment