From Where We Sit

Authentic Leadership in Dallas

August 4, 2016
by Shelli Herman

Recently, the entire United States and world saw an example of authentic leadership in the wake of the outrageous and tragic shooting of five police officers in a major U.S. city. For now, put aside your leadership books and models that provide lists about effective leadership. Instead, let’s look at what David Brown, Chief of Police in Dallas, did. […]

The Dog Days of Summer

June 1, 2016
by Shelli Herman

During the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day, most of us become accustomed to the inevitable summer slow-down. Key people aren’t available, projects stall, and a general sense of inertia begins to creep in. But summer doesn’t need to be a write-off! Here are six ways you can use these months to get ahead of […]

The Power of Showing Up

March 8, 2016
by Shelli Herman

How a leader shows up is everything. The attitude you have, the words you speak, and the body language you display that you don’t think anybody else sees (but of course they do), all contribute to the value—or lack thereof—that you, as a leader, create for others. I recently watched a panel of Fortune 100 […]

Resolutions for Leaders in 2016

January 7, 2016
by Shelli Herman

As we begin 2016, hopes are high for a great year full of promise and optimism! As I enter my sixth year in business, I know that thinking about goals and putting ideas into action are both critical for success. I have also learned that leaders learn best when they take the time to reflect […]

Management vs. Leadership

November 4, 2015
by Shelli Herman

“Management is about maintaining processes, disciplines and systems. Where managers keep the rules, leaders have to be willing to break them, or at least find creative ways around them.” I recently read an article that Richard Branson wrote, quoted above, on the differences between leaders and managers and I started thinking more about this topic, […]

The Benefits of Volunteering

September 16, 2015
by Shelli Herman

You know volunteering is good for the community, but can volunteering make you a better executive? As a very active member of two terrific nonprofit boards here in Los Angeles, I can attest to the fact that this type of engagement is not only some of the most meaningful work I have ever done, but […]