Executive Leadership Coaching

Leadership Bookshelf - What We're Reading

The Mind of a Leader by Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter. 

A new book by Harvard Business Press which dissects the modern leadership crisis (88% of employees say their leader's don't lead well) and conveys a timely new message that leaders must be mindful, selfless and compassionate in order to be effective. 


Humble Inquiry by Edgar H. Schein

A simple and clear book on communication and relationship-building through inquiry.  Full of wisdom.


High Output Management by Andrew S. Grove.

This classic book on managing has become a cult classic within startup and tech circles. The book takes on the day-to-day stuff of management—meetings, performance appraisals, interviews, compensation—and deconstructs the process and goals of being a manager.  



Leadership Bookshelf -What We're Reading

The Culture Map, Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business by Erin Meyer. 

In this must-read for anyone working in different countries, the author discusses cultural differences and how to succeed while working in a global context. 


The Power of Presence, Unlock Your Potential to Influence and Engage Others by Kristi Hedges.

Executive Presence - the "IT" factor for many leaders who are striving to move up in their careers. What is it, and how do you get it? The author describes presence as three factors: Intentional, Individual and Inspiration, and provides masterful strategies and tools to help you get there.

Looking for more meaning in your work?

We have coached many clients to help them find more fulfillment and success in their work. As you might expect, each client defines meaning and success differently, so the coaching process has different parameters for each person:  it could involve negotiating different responsibilities in a current role, leaving a job, changing careers, or making larger-scale life changes toward entirely new ways of living and working.  Whatever the situation, if you are motivated to be more successful in your career, think about these 10 career success strategies:

High Performing Habits, Part 2

High Performing Habits, Part 2

In an earlier post I wrote about research showing that the most effective leaders go beyond time management skills to use high-performing habits throughout their workday. These are meaningful at work, and yet, the activities that impact our effectiveness do not end when we go home. In fact, the habits we create during our “off-work hours” can be some of the most impactful on our focus, creativity, resilience and physical and mental energy – all of which we need in large supply to successfully navigate the the average workday.

Leadership Bookshelf - What We're Reading

Designing Your Life - How to Build a Well-Lived Joyful Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans.

The authors of this well-written book teach a "Design your Life" course at Stanford, and believe that in order to change, people need a thoughtful, designed process to succeed.  As a coach, I agree. If you want to move forward, you need to know where you are going, and how to get there.  Recommended for anyone that wants life to be a little more meaningful. 

Want to be 10% More Effective Today?

Want to be 10% More Effective Today?

The fast-paced, 'always-on' work environment of today comes with real downsides; forced to multitask, and constantly reacting to interruptions and demands, our brains - already full by mid-morning - start to feel a sense of overwhelm, and we lose our focus and ability to prioritize, and we become more emotionally reactive. The result: less productivity.  Whether you are a leader of a team, or an individual contributor, this has real impact on your day.  Imagine the impact on your day if you could reclaim even 10% of your mental effectiveness and productivity.  

The way to reclaim your mental effectiveness is now scientifically proven, and doesn't require more than 10 minutes per day: 

Leadership Bookshelf - What We're Reading

Executive Presence by Sylvia Ann Hewlett. 

Based on a nationwide survey of college graduates working across a range of sectors and occupations, Sylvia Hewlett and the Center for Talent Innovation discovered that EP is a dynamic, cohesive mix of appearance, communication, and gravitas. This book covers the basics of Executive Presence with practical advice and real-life examples.