Thought Leadership That’s Always On Point
Competency and actionable steps for developing your executive skills. The first category where executives seek to improve is Execution. Execution is the art of making things happen. Here are the Top 10 Execution Competencies for Executives.
Execution: Solving Problems
Problems happen. That’s why we have sayings like “That’s life,” and philosophies like Murphy’s Law. While both of these reflect a cynical attitude, life does come with challenges. You can’t do business without facing and solving problems. Successful executives...
Execution: Running the Business
Running a business well requires you to continually develop and hone your business skills. Heres how you can enhance your business acumen. Knowledge is power. The more you know about business principles, the more you can apply them
Execution: Organizing Self and Others
Some executives are born organized. Organization is an attainable skill. Some areas for executives to focus on. How to Organize yourself and then others. The better you can organize yourself and others, the more productive you and your entire staff will become.
Execution: Managing Time and Priorities
5 Ways Executives Can Improve at Managing Time and Priorities. Each executive has 1440 minutes per day. The better you can manage your time and priorities, the more of the best things you’ll get done. Not just anything. Not time-wasters or time-fillers. Not even just good things, but the best things—both for the short and long term.
Execution: Managing Meetings
6 Ways Executives Can Get Better at Managing Meetings.When effectively managed, meetings will be useful and beneficial to everyone involved. You need to place a huge degree of importance on your meetings.
Execution: Leveraging Intelligence
How to Improve at Leveraging Intelligence as an Executive. If you want to do better, then here are a few ways to take your performance to the next level. Leveraging Intelligence isn’t simply about being smart enough. It is about mental agility, open-mindedness, and the ability to draw brilliance from others. Leveraging Intelligence allows you to achieve greater results, both personally and in your organization. If you fail to develop this competency, you will find yourself unable to advance your career.
Execution: Focusing Attention
If you are unable to focus, you will watch tasks fall through the cracks and deadlines fly past unmet. You will encounter disorganization and find yourself putting out fires rather than being proactive and forward-thinking. Success depends on focusing attention on priorities rather than what’s urgent. This entails setting a standard for limiting distractions, maintaining focus, and demonstrating self-discipline. Do this and you will position yourself to achieve great results.
Giving Feedback Is Risky, but Necessary | SOLID One-Minute Coaching™
Without feedback, people remain in the dark. They have no idea how they stand with their superiors or peers regarding what’s expected of them. Problems invariably worsen over time, so we need to use feedback to find solutions that help us adapt and adjust. Executives who are direct with those they lead change lives for the better.
Work vs. Play Is the Wrong Idea | SOLID One-Minute Coaching™
Executives rarely complain about having too much fun at work. It makes me wonder if we discount the value of enjoyment to job performance. In the next 60 seconds, we’ll explore the power of play in even the most serious of careers
4 Steps to Power Listening, Part 2 | SOLID One-Minute Coaching™
Practice power listening and you will become more informed, make better decisions, build valuable relationships, and come up with innovative ideas. Steps to show you how…
4 Steps to Power Listening, Part 1 | SOLID One-Minute Coaching™
In our previous One-Minute Coaching™, we discussed how executives frequently overlook and undervalue the skill of listening. In the next 60 seconds, you will learn how to strengthen this critical ability. Ready? Set. Go! Your One-Minute Coaching™ How can executives...