Author Dave Newell

Dave Newell

Dave Newell is director of the Chidsey Center for Leadership Development.

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Stepping into Difficult Situations – Angelina Darrisaw ’09

Angelina Darrisaw ’09, CEO and Founder of C-Suite Coach, offers a strategy for gaining the confidence, encouragement, and insight necessary to step in to difficult situations.  Please watch, add comments, and share! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwLCMg0FbI8&feature=youtu.be

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Why is finding “purpose” so hard?

The encouragement to “live your purpose” is all around us all the time. Every time I look at social media, I am inundated with posts and quotes encouraging me to live my purpose and examples of people living their purpose. It seems so easy. So… why is it so hard?…

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Astrid Chirinos on Social Capital

Astrid Chirinos is the Chief Development Officer for the Latin American Economic Development Corporation. In this video, she shares her thoughts on social capital and the importance of moving beyond transactional relationships to building trust. https://youtu.be/MvLsszEQ-wA

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Soft Skills are Really Hard

I recently led a training on how to effectively communicate in difficult situations, and the person introducing me to the participants referred to the training as focusing on “soft skills.” As I hear these words (not the first time), I feel a visceral frustration well up in my gut. These…

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A Leadership Reading List

In the Chidsey Center, we strongly believe in lifelong learning and in particular about leadership.  Leadership is a journey, and no matter how talented or knowledgable we might be, we still exist on a growth continuum when it comes to leadership. With this blog, we have shared new insights, experiences,…