Blog: Ideas for improving Executive Leadership and High-Stakes Communication

To Acheive a Big Goal, Look at Your Feet

Eric Nitzberg | August 20th, 2014

In a previous post I talked about a lesson I learned from a slow-moving old man who passed me again and again in the hills of Nepal.  At another point as I climbed higher, another lesson was waiting. One of […]

What An Old Man In Nepal Taught Me About Focus

Eric Nitzberg | July 23rd, 2014

Some years ago, I was fortunate enough to spend four weeks in Nepal, three of those weeks exploring the foothills of Mount Everest. Some memories from that time recently came into my mind, and I thought I would share a […]

The One Universal Rule of Time Management

Eric Nitzberg | June 25th, 2014

Most leaders wish they had more time.  In this post, I share the one piece of “universal” advice I most frequently give executives to help them better manage their time and boost their productivity.  Are you ready? Spend a few […]

The Art of Receiving Feedback

Eric Nitzberg | May 28th, 2014

Recently I wrote about the importance of giving feedback to your direct reports and others—openly, candidly and in a way that’s actionable for them. I think 50% of the feedback equation rests on the side of managers, who have to […]

Saving Your Job

Eric Nitzberg | May 1st, 2014

Sometimes I coach leaders who are afraid they are at risk of being fired.  They may have good evidence to support this. For example, they may have just been transferred to a different department or moved to a more junior […]

Feedback: A Recipe for Improvement

Eric Nitzberg | April 9th, 2014

I doubt that most leaders fully understand the incredible power of giving feedback, or the great deal of suffering they cause by not giving it.  I am talking about situations where a boss is thinking things about a direct report’s […]

Habits of the Mind

Eric Nitzberg | March 20th, 2014

We all know there are simple things we can do to have a more healthy body, like eat well, rest and exercise.  But it only dawned on me recently that there is an equivalent sort of hygiene for the mind.  […]

Increasing Speed in Leadership

Eric Nitzberg | February 19th, 2014

I was recently asked a broad question about how to increase speed when leading projects with incredibly smart, opinionated colleagues.  While each of the steps below may seem to be things that would slow you down, in the big picture […]

Strength during Stress

Eric Nitzberg | January 23rd, 2014

Most executives have some periods of intense, unrelenting stress.  This can happen for example during a time the team is rapidly growing in numbers; during a mission-critical project where the stakes are very high; or during a time of crisis […]

Mindfulness and Leadership

Eric Nitzberg | January 8th, 2014

I am sometimes asked by leaders what they can do to become less reactive, and to remember to practice the things they are working towards improving. For example, an executive at a pharmaceutical company recently complained that she felt like […]