For Leaders & Individuals

Resources & Insights

Leaders Are Learners

At Executive Leadership Consulting, we believe Leaders are Learners. We have developed a number of resources, insights and best practices for our clients so they can continue to learn and grow individually to then grow their teams and organizations.

Here are some resources for you to explore:



You’re an Executive But Are You a Leader?

What’s the difference between an executive and a leader? In today’s business environment, it’s no longer enough for executives to lead by the power of their position.

If executives want their organizations to succeed, they need to step up and be leaders.

You’re an Executive, But Are You a Leader? reveals 50 simple, no-nonsense strategies vital to creating, communicating, and ultimately achieving the vision. In this #1 Amazon bestselling management and leadership book by Sonya Shelton, CEO of Executive Leadership Consulting, you’ll find the top three ways executives can become great leaders in their organization.

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You’ll discover how to:
  • Create a vision for the future of the organization.
  • Communicate the vision nonstop so everyone in the organization knows where they’re going and why.
  • Align every aspect of the organization from the systems to the processes to how the organization is structured.
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How to Reduce Stress at Work:
5 Steps to Getting Your Life Back

Imagine coming home from work every day, full of energy. Imagine spending more time with your friends and family. Imagine sailing through your workday with total ease.

Now you can have it all in just 5 easy-to-follow steps. In today’s ever-changing and challenging work environment, the demands just keep piling up. You’re asked to do more with less — sometimes on a daily basis! As people face more pressure and change in the workplace, some go into stress mode and may lash out at their co-workers — maybe even you — which just increases your stress at work. But you don’t have to live this way.

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Effective, easy de-stressing techniques.

Learn how to eliminate stress at work and get back to enjoying your life the way it was meant to be. You’ll get tips and techniques you can start using right now to free yourself from work stress without adding yet another task to your calendar or “to do” list.

You’ll discover:
  • Why traditional “stress management” doesn’t work and what to do about it.
  • How to respond more easily and effectively in stressful situations.
  • How to beat time stress and free up your time for the important things in life.
  • How to get out of overwhelm in a way that improves your performance.

Case Studies

Instead of telling you what we can do, let us show you what we’ve DONE.

As with any consulting group, theories and ideas are nice but real proof of concept comes from examining the results from completed work.  In this brief Case Study you will discover how the CFO of a Fortune 100 company was frustrated by months of problems and delays, and then the difference it made when he decided to bring in Executive Leadership Consulting.

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Insight Papers

Starting Strong: 4 Keys to Success in Your New Executive Position

Whether you’re new to leadership or have a new position, establishing a strong personal brand and creating One Vision is critical to growing your influence as you lead the organization in One Direction. This insights paper brings together the latest research the challenges of starting a new executive position, the impacts of the transition, what your boss or board wants from you, and Executive Leadership Consulting’s recommendations on the 4 Keys to Starting Strong. Our objective is to give you insights and direction so you can proactively beat the obstacles and successfully lead your new team.

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Checklist & Tip Sheets

Starting Strong Checklist

No two positions are the same, so whether you are new to your executive position, or taking on a different role, the simple act of assessing your approach to the new role is imperative.

As I’m sure you know, today’s business environment is more complex with fiercer competition, scarce resources and higher workforce expectations. Leadership isn’t getting easier; it’s getting more challenging. So when you start a new position, you want to start strong.

Available for immediate download is Executive Leadership Consulting’s assessment for any executive in a new role. Simply click the button below to open the “Starting Strong Checklist” and begin self-assessing your progress against the essential factors for you to Start Strong.

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Top 10 Ways To Gain Alignment

Getting everyone on the same page to move your ideas, projects or initiatives forward can be challenging at times. To save time and minimize the chaos, use these 10 simple ways to get your organization aligned and moving in One Direction.

Excerpt – Define your stakeholders: Before you can make sure everyone is on board, you have to make sure you know who needs to be aligned. Make a list of your stakeholders from approvers to key influencers to implementers. Who do you need to influence? Who can help you influence them?

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Webinars & Online Training

Millions By Design

How to Grow Your Business Without Stress & Overwhelm

Simplify and pivot your growth strategy so you can shift from surviving to thriving with the Millions By Design system.

In this online training you'll discover:

  • The NUMBER ONE thing fast-growing companies are doing today to make the biggest impact
  • How to get out of overwhelm and design your business to grow faster
  • The step-by-step formula you can use now to make your business thrive in this economic climate
  • A simple tool you can use over and over to build growth and momentum
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The Aligned Organization Podcast

Do you want your organization to drive stronger results? The key is aligning your business strategy with your culture. In The Aligned Organization Podcast, top Fortune 500 consultants at Executive Leadership Consulting, including CEO and #1 Amazon bestselling author Sonya Shelton, share how you can create a high-performing, high-growth organization in today's fast-paced, ever-changing environment.