Dr. Jim Rives
Executive Coach
Executive Coaching
Become a top 10% Great Leader
Develop the 3 Master Competencies of Great Leaders



​​​​​​​Why Executive Coaching?

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The current economic expansion is creating some very critical needs in present and future leadership.  The bench is not very deep with capable executives ready to step into CEO and other Senior Executive roles.  This condition coupled with the current demand of the economic expansion are placing a huge demand upon creating a dynamic emphasis on leadership development.

Leadership models are changing based on sound research!

One must be sure that when they embrace leadership development is not "old school" and embraces the new mindsets, attitudes and competences that work well for both the leader and their teams.

The time is NOW to address a holistic approach to leadership development that will reward all those engaged today and tomorrow!
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Considerations for Excellent 
Leadership Development
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The marketplace is changing rapidly and the Board of Directors and/or CEO must consider the future direction and needs for long-term success and sustainability of the company.


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Focus on Strengths
Every role is important, but those are critical to sustainability and continued forward momentum must be identified.  What are the current and future competencies, mindsets, education, experience and traits to fulfill the demands of the role at a high level of success?

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Proven Approach
Does internal talent provide sufficient depth to progress to their next level?  If not, what development, experience, etc. is required for each one to be ready.  

If internal talent is not available or cannot be developed within a realistic time, how will this need be address:
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Selection of Executive Coach
New leaders must embrace the transition from "Command and Control" leadership style to a more Collaborative and inspiring style.  

What leadership competencies, emotional quotients, behaviors, and leadership presence are specifically needed in each role to assure a smooth transition and success?
Leadership Development
Planning for a retirement and similar events are something that can be planned ahead to fill.  However, there are emergency conditions when a leader in a critical position suddenly leaves for any number of reasons.  The plan needs to specifically provide for how the role will be filled in these type emergencies.
Measurable Results
Succession Planning is an investment in both time and funds.  It is not a one time effort that is quickly left on a chart in someone's desk.

The reality is that Succession Planning can actually result in development talent for another organization!

Consider a variety of ways to retain talent in both critical and other roles.  It is much more than a high compensation program and needs to include embracing the motivations and passions that are important to the executive for their fulfillment as well as success.
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Have you tapped into your
​​​​​​​Full potential?
Executive Leadership Institute Inc. brings a depth of experience from Executive  Coaching, Executive Recruitment combined with years of experience to guide you through the process.

One of our recent examples of Succession Planning is David Sweiderk who moved from EVP/COO of one organization to President & CEO of a $3.4 billion company.  Listen to David's recommendation below:
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Why Executive Leadership Institute Inc.?

​​​​​​​The combination of using an Executive Recruiter who is a seasoned Executive Coach to CEO's and Executive teams is what sets Dr. Jim Rives apart from the competition.  Jim continues to seek out the latest research on leadership, leadership agility and an understanding of dynamic cultures and markets.

CEO's say that they retain Jim for these primary reasons:
  1. Brings an understanding of the deeper elements of human interaction and the critical behaviors, mindsets, attitudes along with experience and competencies to generate a winning combination.
  2. Clarity: CEO's state that his ability to bring clarity to the process and how it interacts with the culture and potential of the organization are superb.
  3. Winning Track Record:  The ability to discern the current and future needs of the market and the organization and match this with potential leaders for the organization is why CEO's seek him out year after year.
  4. The continued depth of his learning hones his insights and skills to bring understandings much deeper than other coaches bother to consider

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And over 40 years  leadership experience
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Dr. Jim Rives
Executive Coach

​​​​​​Jim enjoys a depth of leadership experience from 9 years with a major national bank, CEO of several corporations, community and municipality leadership experience as well as served on the Board of Trustees for a Graduate School. 

He has worked with major banks and credit unions across the  US along with community organizations as an Executive Coach/Recruiter.  He formed Executive Leadership Institute Inc. over 10 years ago to bring a deeper understanding of leadership development in a world who is rapidly losing mentors.  The warmth of his care and concern is quickly felt allowing him to gain a deeper rapport and trust.

His passion is bring clarity and freedom to make wise choices that better the lives of both the executive and the organization they serve.

Coaching is one individual at a time to surface their individual uniqueness, strengths, passion and impact.  He believes each individual has more to offer and only needs help and insights to embrace a future with more possibilities.
Latest Leadership Research
A number of research studies have been conducted in recent year generating some very interesting insights into leadership impact.  Leadership Agility, Leadership Presence and Extraordinary Leader are three areas of certification that provide added depth of understanding leadership competencies, behaviors, presence, mindsets and attitudes.
Latest Leadership Assessments
  • The Attribute Assessment — Measures an individual’s thinking and decision-making preferences.
  • The DISC Assessment — Measures an individual’s preferred behavioral style.
  • The Values Assessment — Measures an individual’s preferred motivational style and drivers.
 
Holistic Approach
Leadership development has too often focused on the mind or behaviors.  The integration of body, mind and spirit brings a broader and deeper depth to understand an individual's true offer in sync with their purpose.

Dr. Jim is a Certified Leadership Coach of the Strozzi Institute so somatic coaching.
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So Many Executives -
​​​​​​​   So Few Leaders

In their book "Leadership Agility," Bill Joiner and Stephen Josephs share how 90% of those in ANY leadership role are either Subject Matter Experts and/or Achievers!

The leaders of tomorrow must master the remaining 3: Agility, Co-Creator and Synergist - to be highly successful.  Our Executive Coaching Process focuses on developing these new master competencies along with leadership presence and other skills and mindsets.

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RECOMMENDATIONS
David Sweiderk
Succession Planning Executive
(Moved from EVP/COO to President & CEO)
You will be surprised at the level of excellence, the enrichments
and the value from working with Dr. Jim​​​​​​​
Give Jim at a call at 602 826-1238 or send him an email today
​​​​​​​to set up a time to chat about your Succession Planning!
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