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Your personal resource center for insights, new approaches and leadership solutions.

At ECC we listen. Certainly to each of you. We listen for insights, trends, new approaches or new resources that will inspire you to think more clearly, challenge a long held belief or provide a solution to help you and your team excel. Perhaps you’ll even find a great book for inspiration.

CEO Succession Ladder

CEO Succession - Planning for Success

Oct 1 2019

Rich Floersch, ECC Executive Partner

Proper succession planning at the C-Suite level is critical to keep companies on track and moving forward when executive leaders depart, whether planned or unplanned. Recent statistics are startling regarding the increasing number of CEO departures and how few companies have actually planned for their C-Suite successors. Having successfully navigated four separate CEOs successions as CHRO of McDonald's Corporation, I offer important factors to consider when embarking on CEO and C-Suite succession planning, including benefits to the organization and suggestions on how to ensure success.
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In My Experience … Visionary Innovation Requires Intention

Sep 12 2019

Kathryn Hayley, ECC Executive Partner

In today’s complex and rapidly changing business environment, the challenge is no longer to simply sell a product or service, but to deliver a memorable and desired experience – for customers, partners, and clients. In creating or improving the customer experience, the goal is to create an intimacy with customers by delivering a remarkable, differentiated, total experience that will endear customers to the product, brand, company. Such a transformation requires visionary innovation - solutions to needs or problems that may currently not exist. And such visionary innovation requires intention.
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In My Experience … Corporate Culture Drives Sustainable Business Growth and Vitality

Aug 14 2019

Bill Koch, ECC Executive Partner

In today’s fast-paced, fast-changing world of business disruptors (think AI, digital transformation, and regulatory compliance to name a few), many businesses find they must transform dramatically – and sometimes urgently -- to remain competitive or even stay alive. New products and services may be needed, significant changes in business practices required, and/or shifts in corporate culture to support new business models. When the stakes are high and the pressure is on, there’s a tendency to fall into reactive mode – and that’s a dangerous spiral. This is the moment when leadership matters most.
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Listen Up! How well do you listen? 12 Traits of an Effective Listener – and How it Drives Stronger Leadership

Jun 25 2019

Susan Madonia, ECC Partner

Many of us believe we are good listeners so we never really think about developing our listening skills. However, effective listening is a disciplined behavior that takes awareness and dedicated focus. And in the business world, effective listening is even harder to achieve as conversations and interactions move particularly fast amidst a sea of projects, meetings, deadlines, and business challenges.
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Effective Leadership: 5 Core Competencies that Facilitate a Growth Culture

Mar 22 2019

Libby Graves, MBA, PCC

Business today operates in a VUCA world – a military term for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity. To be successful, business leaders must be highly effective not only in delivering results, but also in creating growth cultures that will drive sustainable, high-performance organizations to perform well into the future. Bob Anderson and Bill Adams (The Leadership Circle founders) have identified 5 core Creative Competencies that contribute to a leader’s effectiveness.
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Continuing the conversation: The ECC Blog

Thought provoking content to help you accelerate success, lead change and drive results.

A place to be inspired, reflect, challenge and consider new insights. We’ll help you turn ideas into reality and leadership success. Our blog will include thoughts and solutions that cover the waterfront for you, from leadership to team dynamics and what makes your organization tick… or not.

In My Experience … Corporate Culture Drives Sustainable Business Growth and Vitality

Aug 14 2019

Bill Koch, ECC Executive Partner

In today’s fast-paced, fast-changing world of business disruptors (think AI, digital transformation, and regulatory compliance to name a few), many businesses find they must transform dramatically – and sometimes urgently -- to remain competitive or even stay alive. New products and services may be needed, significant changes in business practices required, and/or shifts in corporate culture to support new business models. When the stakes are high and the pressure is on, there’s a tendency to fall into reactive mode – and that’s a dangerous spiral. This is the moment when leadership matters most.
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Listen Up! How well do you listen? 12 Traits of an Effective Listener – and How it Drives Stronger Leadership

Jun 25 2019

Susan Madonia, ECC Partner

Many of us believe we are good listeners so we never really think about developing our listening skills. However, effective listening is a disciplined behavior that takes awareness and dedicated focus. And in the business world, effective listening is even harder to achieve as conversations and interactions move particularly fast amidst a sea of projects, meetings, deadlines, and business challenges.
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Effective Leadership: 5 Core Competencies that Facilitate a Growth Culture

Mar 22 2019

Libby Graves, MBA, PCC

Business today operates in a VUCA world – a military term for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity. To be successful, business leaders must be highly effective not only in delivering results, but also in creating growth cultures that will drive sustainable, high-performance organizations to perform well into the future. Bob Anderson and Bill Adams (The Leadership Circle founders) have identified 5 core Creative Competencies that contribute to a leader’s effectiveness.
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Preparing for a Transition: 15 Indispensable Quotes to Help You Hit the Ground Running

Dec 18 2018

Susan Camberis

On average, most of us will change jobs 10 times during our careers. Successful leadership transitions start with knowing who you are, and the difference that you can make on your team and in your organization – and then turning those insights into action. Whether you are currently in a transition or wanting to be ready for your next one, here are 15 indispensable quotes to help you hit the ground running.
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Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader

Sep 4 2018

Susan Camberis

When was the last time you stepped up to a bigger leadership role? Was yours a “Do-It-Yourself” (DIY) transition? In her latest book, Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader (2015)...
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Knowledge right from the source

From the technical and theoretical to the practical, these books cover the latest in how leaders are spearheading our industry.

Our coaches are more than a coach. We have many authors at ECC with the technical and theoretical expertise to provide insight and solutions that are relevant, innovative and can help impact you, and your organization. Publications cover a range of topics like accelerating performance, leadership, team dynamics and resilience. Happy reading.

Our Coaches, Our Authors

Mar 12 2015

Executive Coaching Connections

Our community of coaches strive to share their expertise with not only our clients and each other, but also with the world. Most have advanced degrees, teach in various capacities and have numerous certifications. Many ECC coaches are accomplished and globally recognized authors.
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