Author Dave Newell

Dave Newell

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

General Astrid Chirinos with colleagues

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…

General Chambers building at dusk

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,…

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Meg Seitz on Confident Decision Making

Meg Seitz, Founder and Managing Creative Director of Toth Shop, offers thoughts on the importance of confident decision making and where it comes from. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K19hpjdxw2E&feature=youtu.be

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Powerful Questions for Emergence

In the world of leadership development, we are consistently looking for ways to generate new understanding and challenging others to grow and learn. For decades, the methodology of theory-practice-reflection – leading with a concept to learn, applying that concept, and then reflecting on the experience – has proven most prevalent.…