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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.

Executive Development and C-Suite Challenges

Challenges & Trends for 2020 | Hot-Button Issues According to the C-Suite

Dec 19 2019

Executive Coaching Connections

Part 1: Hot Button Issues According to the C-Suite

In this part of a multi-part blog series, Rebecca Ray, Ph.D., of The Conference Board discusses what the top areas of concern are for C-Suite executives going into 2020 and beyond.

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Ann Vezina, In My Experience: Talent Retention Best Practices

In My Experience … Engaging, Developing, and Inspiring Your Workforce is Key to Talent Retention

Nov 14 2019

Ann Vezina, ECC Executive Partner

With record low unemployment, aging baby boomers entering retirement years, and the fast-paced deployment of new technologies leaving many with obsolete skills, the war for talent continues to intensify amidst one of the hottest job markets in decades. In fact, The Conference Board reports that 62% of CEOs – 3 out of every 5 – cite attraction and retention of top talent among their top 3 internal concerns. There are many actions leaders and businesses can take to have a greater impact on attracting, retaining and developing their talent pool. In my experience, it boils down to three key principles.
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2019 Global Learning Exchange Recap

Nov 1 2019

A huge “thank you” to all who came out and made the 2019 Global Learning Exchange such a success! Over 130 business leaders built each other up in an intimate workshop environment of professional development and relationship-building, drawing on the research and experiences of the presenters and each other. Attendees included CHROs, heads of Talent, HR leaders, senior executives, board members, and coaches, providing multiple perspectives on how to best prepare organizations for the future. Resources from the event can be accessed below.
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Dave McKeon Joins ECC as Managing Director of its Human Resources Consulting Practice

Oct 8 2019

Executive Coaching Connections

Chicago, IL. – October 2, 2019

Executive Coaching Connections (ECC) is pleased to announce Dave McKeon as Managing Director of Human Resources Consulting Services.

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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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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.

Executive Development and C-Suite Challenges

Challenges & Trends for 2020 | Hot-Button Issues According to the C-Suite

Dec 19 2019

Executive Coaching Connections

Part 1: Hot Button Issues According to the C-Suite

In this part of a multi-part blog series, Rebecca Ray, Ph.D., of The Conference Board discusses what the top areas of concern are for C-Suite executives going into 2020 and beyond.

Read
Ann Vezina, In My Experience: Talent Retention Best Practices

In My Experience … Engaging, Developing, and Inspiring Your Workforce is Key to Talent Retention

Nov 14 2019

Ann Vezina, ECC Executive Partner

With record low unemployment, aging baby boomers entering retirement years, and the fast-paced deployment of new technologies leaving many with obsolete skills, the war for talent continues to intensify amidst one of the hottest job markets in decades. In fact, The Conference Board reports that 62% of CEOs – 3 out of every 5 – cite attraction and retention of top talent among their top 3 internal concerns. There are many actions leaders and businesses can take to have a greater impact on attracting, retaining and developing their talent pool. In my experience, it boils down to three key principles.
Read
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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Bright Light Bulb

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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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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