Do you ever feel like you spend most of your days communicating with your direct reports or others who need your support? It’s a huge task, and it can affect your productivity if it takes too much time away from the “right work.” It also affects your team’s productivity if […]
One of my executive coaching clients didn’t know what to make of the new team he was leading. They kept coming to him to ask for approval and guidance on things he felt they should be able to handle. What was going on here?
Every now and then, I have an article pour out of my head. Today is one of those days. I’m about to launch a new app, and that’s what I should be working on during my three-hour flight. Instead, I’m writing this article. I’m trusting my gut that I should […]
When I started Newberry Executive Solutions in 2008, I didn’t have a specific brand or company in mind that I wanted to emulate, but I did come from a company with a very strong brand – Deloitte. I learned a lot from my 14 years of consulting, coaching and leadership […]
I can’t believe it’s been over seven years since I started my business. When I left Deloitte, I was mentally and physically exhausted and knew I needed some space to figure out what was next. I am so grateful for each of my 14 years at that company, which helped […]
Can you believe 2015 is almost over? Thank you so much for reading our blog posts and sharing your thoughts about them on social media. It’s been a busy year, so I wanted to count down 2015’s most popular posts to make sure you didn’t miss any of these valuable […]
Here’s a situation I run into a lot with my executive coaching clients: A client wants something at work, whether it’s a raise, a new leadership role, a coveted assignment or the go-ahead to launch a new project. She knows that what she wants is reasonable and workable.
I’m always surprised at the number of companies where their culture is to communicate indirectly. A recent survey of 1,000 U.S. workers about communication issues that hamper leadership found something striking: 57 percent of respondents complained that their leaders do not […]
I am a firm believer that leadership development hinges on knowing, using and building credibility around your strengths. I help each of my executive coaching clients strategically leverage their strengths to create a ripple effect, to improve their own performance and that of their teams. As I work with my […]
In the hustle and bustle of life, things can get lost in the shuffle. That’s why I wanted to make sure that you hadn’t missed any of these five posts that have been a hit with our readers. Each one is short and sweet and delivers powerful ideas you can […]
To lead well, you need influence. And this month we’re talking about how to build it. Last week, I took you through an exercise to help you figure out what influence looks like for you. This week, I’ll help you better understand influence — and how to increase your own […]
One of the biggest mistakes I see among my executive coaching clients is confusing position and influence. They aren’t the same thing, although a person’s position could potentially increase his or her influence.
Remember that although titles on the org chart can be helpful, they don’t tell the full story of […]
Will she or won’t she? The intense speculation continues about whether Hillary Clinton will run for president. Recently, I talked with WBAP radio in Dallas about Clinton’s leadership style. A lot of what we discussed has relevance to female leaders everywhere, especially when it comes to relationships, the theme of […]
As you get ready to enjoy the July Fourth holiday weekend, I want to encourage you to remind you about a leadership quality that will enhance your sense of freedom in your work and in your personal life: resilience.
It’s liberating to know that we don’t have to be trapped by […]