Best Executives works with the latest ideas and practices from current thinkers/authors in the field. Based on the latest practices, executives are coached to address the following issues:
What Makes a Leader? The role of emotional intelligence, self-awareness and values in approaches to leadership based on insights from the Harvard Business Review.
The Key to Better Performance is better Communication: The difference between defensive communication, creative communication, values based communication, bottom-line communication and proactive communication.
The End of Average: Based on the book by Todd Rose, Clients are coached to view the hiring process in new ways, working toward a collaborative and blended team of talent.
Leadership and Conflict Management: Approaches to resolving conflicts including shaping the vision, explaining the mission, developing the talent, securing feedback, and taking responsibility. Based on ideas of John Kotter, Daniel Goleman, Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones from the Harvard Business Review.
Developing Qualities of a Superboss: Based on the book by Sydney Finkelstein, we look at the process of developing talent, mentoring talent, inspiring talent, as a way to strengthen or change a corporate culture.
Your Leadership Legacy: Having a positive and lasting effect…how legacy thinking impacts the long term outcomes. How can you leave a leadership legacy so that it reflects your vales and best offerings. Develop “legacy thinking” as a frame to look at what kind of impact you are having. Based on the book: Our Leadership Legacy by Robert M. Galford.
The Difference between Leaders and Managers: the need to respect authority while debating the real issues. Taken from an article written by Abraham Zaleznik in the Harvard Business Review.
Thought Leadership: The Thought Leaders Practice, by Matt Church, Peter Cook & Scott Stein. Learn how to leverage your personal brand as an Expert and build a practice that brands you as an expert over and over and over again.
Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives our Success by Adam Grant offers useful insight into the problem of givers who give too much, and takers who take too much and what to do about them.