From Where We Sit

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 […]

How to Hire and Get Started with the Right Executive Coach

July 15, 2015
by Shelli Herman

How to hire the right executive coach The best way to find a coach is to get a referral from a friend or colleague. They can give you so much more (and more useful) information than a website, so ask around before you start researching on your own. Once you have a few suggestions from […]

Why Hire a Coach?

June 10, 2015
by Shelli Herman

Successful executives often ask themselves “how do I get better?” Some pursue training or advanced degrees and others ask their team, manager, or peers for feedback. One other option is to use an executive coach; from my own experience using a tremendous and highly transformational coach, this idea gets my personal vote! This individual will […]

How are Women Perceived in the Search Process?

May 13, 2015
by Shelli Herman

I recently served on a panel at a conference hosted by the University of California, Office of the President, “Women’s Leadership in Higher Education: Culture, Change, Courage.” I actually had one of those light bulb moments when I realized that most of the questions (and their answers!) for women in Higher Education are relevant to […]

What Does an Executive Search Firm Do?

April 8, 2015
by Shelli Herman

I am frequently asked what I do professionally and I find that people never really understand the role of an executive search consultant. I like to describe what I do as being a tour guide of sorts. The misunderstanding that people often have is that we represent individuals who are looking for positions. In reality, […]