some of our clients:
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • YPO
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • US Army
  • Air New Zealand
  • WB
  • Red Bull
  • Frito Lay
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Delta Airlines
  • bp

Executive Coaching to Optimize Leader Development


Why does Optimal Thinking Executive Coaching empower mediocre performers to optimize their leadership development?  It’s simple. When executives demonstrate mediocre thinking and middle-of-the-road performance, their thinking sabotages their best efforts. They are not deploying Optimal Thinking to uncover the most valuable opportunities and implement the best strategies to achieve what is most important. They just settle for second best.

American business writer Lou Vickery believes: “Nothing average ever stood as a monument to progress. When progress is looking for a partner it doesn’t turn to those who believe that they are only average. It turns instead to those who are forever searching and striving to become the best they possibly can. If we seek the average level, we cannot hope to achieve a higher level of success. Our only hope is to avoid being a failure.”

During 27 years of research and executive coaching, we’ve learned that mediocre leaders are usually mediocre thinkers.  They feel comfortable being mainstream and often avoid taking actions that evoke disapproval from others. These executives rarely deploy Optimal Thinking to optimize their suboptimal thinking and performance.

Optimize Leader Development to Optimize Performance

When you deploy Optimal Thinking to optimize your leadership skills, your actions are truly in your best interest and the best interest of your organization. You surround yourself with the right people and your vision reflects your highest principles and best efforts. Optimal Thinking leaders seek the best resources to optimize leader development.

chessOptimal Thinking leaders point the best way forward. When leading optimally, they focus on what “the best” means to their people. They discover what their people value most and are truly committed to. They treat their people with respect and resolve issues with Optimal Thinking.

These leaders support their people in taking the most constructive actions and offer feedback to optimize their productivity.  By appropriately providing for their needs and wants and honoring feelings, thoughts and motives, they establish trust and inspire loyalty.  Working together as a united, accountable team to achieve the mission is a fulfilling, meaningful experience for all involved.

Optimal Thinking enables mediocre performers to take a quantum leap in their leader development.  They contribute their best and bring out the best from their team.

During  Optimal Thinking Executive Coaching, executives gain crucial insight into themselves with our proprietary in-depth rate your thinking assessment. The Optimal Thinking Coach asks questions to  elicit the executive’s optimum personal, team, and organizational performance. Executives focus on making the most of their resources and relationships. We are here for YOU!

5 Responses to “Executive Coaching to Optimize Leader Development”

  1. Jerry Holloway says:

    Thanks for showing the way to stop settling for second best.

  2. Bryan Poalle says:

    You are a fabulous executive coach. I’ve enjoyed all of your executive coaching posts. Thanks.

  3. Helen B says:

    I really like the way you have differentiated mediocre thinking from extraordinary thinking and optimal thinking. I learned a lot from your 360 assessment. Thanks for everything you’re doing.

  4. Sam Chisolm says:

    I have been a mediocre performer pretty much all my life. This post really made me think. I will be back to read more.

  5. Harry Baker says:

    I had executive coaching with you a few years ago when I was struggling at work and it turned my life around. Thanks for all these posts.

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