Executive Coaching

By Kyle McLeod | Curated articles that are relevant to Executive Coaching Leadership and Professional Coaching as a whole. Valuable content for both Coaches and other Professionals that are looking for resources and information. I'm an Executive Coach, and the Managing Director @ Coach To Excel (CoachToExcel.com) and an ACC ICF accredited member.

33 Traits of the Most Inspiring Leaders

We tend to put great emphasis on leadership skills and ways we can learn and build them (and spend a ton of money on professional development each …

Leadership

Storytelling should be the number one skill you want to improve

Stories are our most important technology<p>I think that storytelling is the greatest technology that humans have ever created. Storytelling is the …

Storytelling

How Do You Know Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Look for Any of These 7 Signs

This is what it truly takes for leaders to motivate their employees.<p>If you're new to the employee engagement conversation, I'll cut to the chase and break it to you like this: Since 2000, Gallup research has shown that roughly 70 percent of the U.S. workforce is "not engaged" or "actively …

Leadership

The Risk of an Unwavering Vision

Successful tech entrepreneurs often defy common wisdom to pursue tainted markets. | Reuters/David GrayThe tech landscape is lush with entrepreneurs …

Stanford University

7 Things Mentally Strong Leaders Know

There's a big difference between acting tough and being strong.<p>Mentally strong leaders think big, act courageous, and feel confident. Whether they're faced with criticism and crisis, or praise and good fortune, they lead with fierce determination.<p>So what separates mentally strong leaders from the …

Self-improvement

Give 40, Take 0

A manager’s job is to protect their team’s time and attention.<p>Companies love to protect. They protect their brand with trademarks, their data and …

Time Management

"So what exactly is executive coaching?"

“So what exactly is executive coaching?” We are asked this question a great deal so let’s try and bring executive coaching to life by answering in …

Leadership

The Perfect Pitch

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Warren Buffett

Leading People Too Smart to Be Led

An evolutionary geneticist, a professional gambler, and a business school professor walk into a bar. What might appear to be the start of a horribly nerdy joke is simply a scene that could happen any evening at the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. And it did recently when I visited …

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Are You a Great Leader? Answer These 7 Questions to Find Out

An investor who's worked with the best claims every business icon shares a few essential traits.<p>Take a minute and think of the best business leaders of all time. Now survey your list.<p>No matter who made your personal pantheon, whether it was Henry Ford, Steve Jobs, Indra Nooyi or Richard Branson, …

Leadership

The Management Ideas That Mattered Most in 2016

One of our favorite parts of the HBR year is looking back at what we published to find the ideas that, in retrospect, stand out the most — articles that taught us something truly new or surprised us with wholly new ways of thinking about topics we thought we were tired of, as well as the articles …

Harvard Business Review

10 Characteristics of Leadership to Help You Grow Your Business

You’ve launched your startup. Things are going well, and you’re building your team. Suddenly, you find yourself in the position of being the leader, …

The Power of Writing Down Your Goals

With the New Year right around the corner, it's time to think about just exactly what you want to achieve in 2017.<p>Everyone wants to be great and reach achievement milestones, but not everyone is willing to commit to the grueling process that being great requires. Many people give up after one try, …

Self-improvement

A bad decision is better than no decision

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Your Leadership Development Program Needs an Overhaul

Most companies make big investments in leadership development, rolling out intensive internal programs for high potentials, sending key leaders off to expensive executive education programs, or hiring personal coaches for those moving into key positions at the top of the company. But in our …

Leadership

Simon Sinek: Understanding The Game We're Playing

Billion Dollar Startups Stay On Top Of Business: 17 Productivity Tips For 2017

<i>We asked the founders and CEOs of fast-growing companies one question:</i> <i>What’s one life-hack or routine that keeps you productive and/or organized as a startup CEO?</i><p>Losing control of your team, workload — or even your inbox — can make any entrepreneur feel defeated. But sometimes all it takes is a …

Startups

10 Success lessons Tim Cook – “Apple CEO” for entrepreneurs

In October 2011 Steve Jobs, the glorified CEO and co-founder of Apple, passed away. With his passing, came a new type of leadership to Apple, one …

9 Powerful Ways to Lead by Example

There are few things more infuriating than a hypocritical leader.<p>There are few things more infuriating than a hypocritical leader. We all know the boss who regularly leaves the office early for personal plans, but demands everyone stay until exactly 5 P.M. and the manager who assigns you impossible …

Leadership

How to Make Leadership and Professional Development Programs More Effective

Investing time and resources in leadership and professional development programs is critical. Here's how to get the most from that investment.<p>In my recent Inc. post about why many aspects of existing leadership and team development programs are no longer as effective as they could be, I focused on …

Professional Development

How to Make Sure Your 'Work Spouse' Relationship Actually Works

Keep it professional -- and productive.<p>It's the first person you grab when you need to vent about your day -- or hit up a happy hour. It's the only …

Marriage

5 Habits of Exceptionally Rich Founders

You work hard at building your business. That’s a good start, but do you have what it takes to be rich? And by "rich," I mean the ability both to generate material wealth and achieve what matters to you most. Unfortunately, the odds are stacked against you.<p><b>The good news, however, is that there is a</b> …

Success

The 3 Fears of Every CEO

It takes a special breed of individual to pursue a CEO role and its responsibilities. At the very least, the individual has to have drive, guts, smarts and heart.<p>Beyond general business acumen, many CEOs specialize in leadership, sales, delegation, execution, strategic vision, mergers and …

Leadership

The 10 Principles of Self-Made Billionaires

Billionaires have something most of us don’t.<p>But that’s only because we haven’t learned it yet.<p>I’ve spent a significant amount of time with …

Bill Gates

The Oracle of Silicon Valley, Reid Hoffman (Plus: Michael McCullough)

Reid Hoffman (right) with Ana (top) and Michael (left) McCullough, co-founders of QuestBridge.org (Photo: Will Miller)<b>Reid Hoffman</b> is often referred …

Silicon Valley

25 Lessons on Leadership Your Business Can’t Live Without

When it comes to running a business, you may find yourself learning about skills you never thought you would need. One of those skills is …

Leadership

3 Unexpected Benefits Of Getting Executive Coaching That'll Make It Worth It

Shutterstock<p>When I book a bargain flight and find myself surprised by free snacks on board the plane, I smile. If I go to an eye appointment expecting a pricey co-pay only to discover that a mystery update in my policy saved me some money, I do a happy dance.<p>Surprise perks are the best, aren’t …

Leadership

When Charismatic Leadership Goes Too Far

In most cases, charisma is a useful quality for CEOs. Many work hard to develop charismatic skills. Especially when an organization is asked to become more innovative and to perform beyond normal levels, having followers with an unusually strong belief in the leader and their vision increases the …

Leadership

17 Things These Successful Leaders Wish They Had Known Years Ago

Hindsight is the best teacher.<p>Imagine if you could travel back to when you were beginning your career, but with the wisdom you possess today. Would you do anything differently? Here's what these successful leaders say they wish their younger selves would have known.<p>1. Learn to be comfortable with …

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