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Discover…Inspiration. Motivation. Leadership.

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.

COVID19 - Measures Employers Can Take

Mar 24 2020

Kristi Savacool, ECC Executive Partner

Bold and immediate intervention by business leaders can dramatically reduce COVID-19 exposure to both employees and customers and reduce the volatility of business operations and underlying economics.

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Rebecca Ray at a podium discussing upskilling, workforce development, remote working, and more

Challenges & Trends for 2020 & Beyond | How Work Will Be Redefined

Mar 19 2020

Part 3: How Work Will be Redefined


In this third part of a multi-part video blog series, Rebecca Ray, Ph.D., of The Conference Board comments on how the nature of work will change over the next few years, according to surveyed C-Suite executives. 

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Light Bulbs - helo, support, assistance, guidance

In My Experience … When Joining a Board, Early Preparation, Actions, and Behaviors Determine the Quality of Contributions

Mar 12 2020

Mitch Wienick, ECC Executive Partner

Across today’s fast-paced, dynamic, interconnected business landscape, companies must be fast, nimble, and flexible to successfully deliver on their goals. The ability of a Board of Directors to work together effectively to provide the requisite guidance, expertise, frameworks, direction, and support that enable organizations to drive results is paramount. Once you’ve been appointed to a Board, what can you do to ensure your most effective contribution from the start? In my experience, it begins with early preparation, positive actions, and constructive behaviors.
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Yellow winding road sign in a desert signifying navigating change management

Navigating Adaptive Change

Feb 26 2020

Heather Smith

Whether you’re a road warrior or a casual traveler, there comes a time when you need to get directions to your next destination.


You might remember MapQuest, the TomTom GPS or even the extra-large paper road atlas. These days chances are you rely on Google maps or another GPS smartphone app to get where you need to go.

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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.

COVID19 - Measures Employers Can Take

Mar 24 2020

Kristi Savacool, ECC Executive Partner

Bold and immediate intervention by business leaders can dramatically reduce COVID-19 exposure to both employees and customers and reduce the volatility of business operations and underlying economics.

Read
Rebecca Ray at a podium discussing upskilling, workforce development, remote working, and more

Challenges & Trends for 2020 & Beyond | How Work Will Be Redefined

Mar 19 2020

Part 3: How Work Will be Redefined


In this third part of a multi-part video blog series, Rebecca Ray, Ph.D., of The Conference Board comments on how the nature of work will change over the next few years, according to surveyed C-Suite executives. 

Read
Light Bulbs - helo, support, assistance, guidance

In My Experience … When Joining a Board, Early Preparation, Actions, and Behaviors Determine the Quality of Contributions

Mar 12 2020

Mitch Wienick, ECC Executive Partner

Across today’s fast-paced, dynamic, interconnected business landscape, companies must be fast, nimble, and flexible to successfully deliver on their goals. The ability of a Board of Directors to work together effectively to provide the requisite guidance, expertise, frameworks, direction, and support that enable organizations to drive results is paramount. Once you’ve been appointed to a Board, what can you do to ensure your most effective contribution from the start? In my experience, it begins with early preparation, positive actions, and constructive behaviors.
Read
Yellow winding road sign in a desert signifying navigating change management

Navigating Adaptive Change

Feb 26 2020

Heather Smith

Whether you’re a road warrior or a casual traveler, there comes a time when you need to get directions to your next destination.


You might remember MapQuest, the TomTom GPS or even the extra-large paper road atlas. These days chances are you rely on Google maps or another GPS smartphone app to get where you need to go.

Read

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.

The Zen Leader: 10 Ways to Go From Barely Managing to Leading Fearlessly

Feb 16 2017

Agnes Mura, MA, MCC

I wish you could know Ginny - a former NASA biophysicist, Aikido black belt, Zen priest and superb executive coach and facilitator. The most no-nonsense and most productive colleague I’ve met in ages, she has articulated in her Zen Leadership book ten “flips” of consciousness that take the labor out of coaching by redirecting leaders’ energy and attention.
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Executive Coaching Connections, LLC

Unthink: Rediscover Your Creative Genius

Nov 9 2015

Susan Camberis

Perhaps your organization already considers its associates leaders. Are they also artists? Is it possible to demonstrate artistry in every role? Author Erik Wahl believes it is.
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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop

Jul 9 2015

Stuart Ralsky, Ph.D.

I read this volume with deep interest and through two sets of lenses; one as a Psychologist, and the other as an Executive Coach. I believe Cain’s basic mission in publishing this book is to bring the reader’s attention to how underutilized and undervalued introverts really are. She begins with the premise that we live in a broader value system she calls the “extrovert ideal”. That is to say, “there is an omnipresent belief that the ideal self is gregarious, alpha, and comfortable in the spotlight.”
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Executive Coaching Connections, LLC

The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business

May 21 2015

Eddie Marmol, MS

Patrick Lencioni is one of my favorite authors, having written several extraordinary business books such as The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Death By Meeting, and Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars. Lencioni is an excellent storyteller and uses fables to convey important business insights and teachings. The Advantage was published in March of 2012 and is his first book that doesn’t employ a fable format. However, it shines in its ability to organize and convey with clarity the important teachings in his previous books, including the three I mentioned above.
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Executive Coaching Connections, LLC

Why CEO's Fail: The 11 Behaviors That Can Derail Your Climb to the Top and How to Manage Them

Apr 23 2015

Terre Tuzzolino

Why CEOs Fail? Even the authors admit, it could just as easily have been titled ‘Why Leaders Fail.’ Authors David L. Dotlich (former executive at Honeywell) and Peter C. Cairo (former professor at Columbia University) set out to answer the questions of ‘why do obviously talented leaders make poor decisions, alienate key people, miss opportunities and overlook obvious trends and developments?’ And, ‘why do leaders who genuinely want to do the right thing end up doing the wrong thing?’
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Solutions that help you get results.

Engaging the world for new and relevant solutions for leaders, teams and organizations.

We use our global resources to understand talent and leadership needs, evolving trends and leading-edge technology, in order to bring you solutions that help accelerate success. Explore our newest additions to help you and your team deliver results.

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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Executive Coaching Connections, LLC

Join Us on June 9 - 10: Leadership Development Conference

Apr 13 2016

Executive Coaching Connections

Executive Coaching Connections is honored to be sponsoring the 22nd Annual Leadership Development Conference hosted by The Conference Board. This year's conference is focusing on The Future of Leade

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Executive Coaching Connections, LLC

Join Us: The 7 Spheres of Resilience

Apr 10 2015

Executive Coaching Connections

Join us: May 14, 8-10 am || The Glen Club || Glenview, IL Karsten Drath is a global Affiliate of Chicago based Executive Coaching Connections LLC. Mr. Drath, Managing Partner of Leadership Choices headquartered in Germany, will provide a global perspective on resilience from his new book "Resilience in Corporate Leadership." He will share his approach to help leaders develop and foster this important skill.
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Executive Coaching Connections, LLC

Leadership Presence & Communication Suite

Mar 11 2015

Executive Coaching Connections

Leadership Presence and Communication is the ability to be viewed as perceptive, confident, poised under pressure, decisive and communicative. This is a core characteristic that's necessary for leadership. Unfortunately, most leaders don't invest in or cultivate these critical skills. Those who inspire, motivate and guide teams through uncharted waters are in increasing demand in business today, which is why we offer 5 products that hone leadership presence and communication. This investment will help leaders influence constituencies and achieve better business results.
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