Government Executive - Executive Coachhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/Scott Eblin offers his take on lessons in the news and his advice on your pressing leadership questions.en-usMon, 30 Mar 2015 16:37:24 -0400Five Ways to Clear the Deckshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/03/five-ways-clear-decks/108790/A cluttered desk leads to a cluttered mind.Scott EblinMon, 30 Mar 2015 16:37:24 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/03/five-ways-clear-decks/108790/Management - Executive Coachbikeriderlondon/Shutterstock.comAre You the Fire Hose or the Nozzle?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/03/are-you-fire-hose-or-nozzle/108178/Don't flood the zone with your thoughts without knowing what you want to accomplish.Scott EblinMon, 23 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/03/are-you-fire-hose-or-nozzle/108178/Management - Executive CoachAnne Greenwood/Shutterstock.com10 Ways to Lead Biggerhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/03/10-ways-lead-bigger/107958/The next step is to play a larger role in the broader organization.Scott EblinThu, 19 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/03/10-ways-lead-bigger/107958/Management - Executive CoachEric Isselee/Shutterstock.comThe Steps to Happiness: One Less, One Morehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/03/steps-happiness-one-less-one-more/107655/Each day do one less thing that doesn't matter and one more that does.Scott EblinMon, 16 Mar 2015 15:47:21 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/03/steps-happiness-one-less-one-more/107655/Management - Executive Coachdocstockmedia/Shutterstock.comMake Better Choices for Better Time Managementhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/03/make-better-choices-better-time-management/107403/Put more attention on the important and less on the urgent.Scott EblinThu, 12 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/03/make-better-choices-better-time-management/107403/Management - Executive CoachSTILLFX/ShutterstockThree Good Reasons to Embarrass Yourself in Publichttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/03/three-good-reasons-embarrass-yourself-public/107037/Sharing personal stories builds connection at work and elsewhere.Scott EblinMon, 09 Mar 2015 15:47:10 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/03/three-good-reasons-embarrass-yourself-public/107037/Management - Executive CoachElnur/Shutterstock.comDo the Same Rules Apply to You?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/03/do-same-rules-apply-you/106800/Operating like you're above it all is a sign you don't care what your people think.Scott EblinThu, 05 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/03/do-same-rules-apply-you/106800/Management - Executive CoachHarish Marnad/Shutterstock.comThree Ways to Coach the Person, Not the Problemhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/03/three-ways-coach-person-not-problem/106398/If you’re a leader who cares about developing your people, you have to coach them, not their problems.Scott EblinMon, 02 Mar 2015 11:23:22 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/03/three-ways-coach-person-not-problem/106398/Management - Executive CoachURALSKIY IVAN / Shutterstock.comWhat Would You Say in Your Acceptance Speech?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/02/what-would-you-say-your-acceptance-speech/105840/Think about what message you'd want to send, if you had 60 seconds on stage at the Oscars.Scott EblinMon, 23 Feb 2015 16:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/02/what-would-you-say-your-acceptance-speech/105840/Management - Executive CoachFeatureflash/Shutterstock.comA Lesson on Managing Expectationshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/02/lesson-managing-expectations/105411/Don't waste a lot of energy focusing on what might have been.Scott EblinTue, 17 Feb 2015 09:01:55 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/02/lesson-managing-expectations/105411/Management - Executive CoachRobert Neumann/Shutterstock.comWhat Would Happen If You Let Go?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/02/what-would-happen-if-you-let-go/104958/Letting go usually involves overcoming fear.Scott EblinTue, 10 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/02/what-would-happen-if-you-let-go/104958/Management - Executive Coachsolarseven/Shutterstock.comHow to Uncover Happiness When You're a Leaderhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/01/how-uncover-happiness-when-youre-leader/103521/Stress can lead to depression, if you're not paying attention.Scott EblinThu, 22 Jan 2015 15:59:35 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/01/how-uncover-happiness-when-youre-leader/103521/Management - Executive CoachBrian A Jackson/Shutterstock.comWhy You Should Take Time to Not Thinkhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/01/why-you-should-take-time-not-think/103215/Consider where you get your best ideas. It's probably not at your desk in front of your computer.Scott EblinTue, 20 Jan 2015 11:41:18 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/01/why-you-should-take-time-not-think/103215/Management - Executive Coachmama_mia/Shutterstock.comConsider How You Want Them to Feelhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/01/consider-how-you-want-them-feel/102546/Focus on the other person in the conversation in your meetings.Scott EblinFri, 09 Jan 2015 09:08:43 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/01/consider-how-you-want-them-feel/102546/Management - Executive Coachbikeriderlondon/Shutterstock.comHow Baby Steps Can Keep You on Track This Yearhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/01/how-baby-steps-can-keep-you-track-year/102207/Don’t try to solve for the next 100 steps. Solve for the next two or three.Scott EblinMon, 05 Jan 2015 15:54:35 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/01/how-baby-steps-can-keep-you-track-year/102207/Management - Executive CoachJoshua Rainey Photography/Shutterstock.com15 Ways to Get Ready for the New Yearhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/12/15-ways-get-ready-new-year/101829/Some suggested reading during your holiday downtime.Scott EblinMon, 22 Dec 2014 16:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/12/15-ways-get-ready-new-year/101829/Management - Executive CoachBrt/Shutterstock.comHow to Avoid the Disaster of Leadership Vertigohttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/12/how-avoid-disaster-leadership-vertigo/101538/It's when your brain tells you one thing and the facts tell you another.Scott EblinThu, 18 Dec 2014 16:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/12/how-avoid-disaster-leadership-vertigo/101538/Management - Executive CoachThe National Gallery, Oslo, NorwayFirst Reflect, Then Projecthttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/12/first-reflect-then-project/101274/The end of the year brings resolutions for the next year.Scott EblinMon, 15 Dec 2014 15:29:07 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/12/first-reflect-then-project/101274/Management - Executive CoachMichal Staniewski/Shutterstock.comLeaders Behaving Badlyhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/12/leaders-behaving-badly/101151/One good thing about the 24/7, viral age that we live in is that it's more difficult to be a jerk and get away with it.Scott EblinFri, 12 Dec 2014 16:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/12/leaders-behaving-badly/101151/Management - Executive CoachDDCoral/Shutterstock.comWhy You Need to Breathehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/12/why-you-need-breathe/100680/A simple act like taking three deep breaths can put busy leaders back in the zone.Scott EblinMon, 08 Dec 2014 16:15:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/12/why-you-need-breathe/100680/Management - Executive CoachDavidTB/Shutterstock.comFive Things to Do to Find a Great Mentorhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/12/five-things-do-find-great-mentor/100463/Ultimately, someone will choose you. It's not the other way around.Scott EblinFri, 05 Dec 2014 09:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/12/five-things-do-find-great-mentor/100463/Management - Executive Coachsezer66/Shutterstock.comConsider the People You're Grateful Forhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/11/consider-people-youre-grateful/99857/How about that mentor who helped shape your career path?Scott EblinMon, 24 Nov 2014 16:59:34 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/11/consider-people-youre-grateful/99857/Management - Executive CoachChrisVanLennepPhoto/Shutterstock.comWhich Matters Most? Ambition or Talent? http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/11/which-matters-most-ambition-or-talent/99602/It comes down to the difference between a star and a journeyman.Scott EblinFri, 21 Nov 2014 09:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/11/which-matters-most-ambition-or-talent/99602/Management - Executive CoachOllyy/Shutterstock.comWhat's on Your De-Stress Checklist?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/11/whats-your-de-stress-checklist/99209/The goal is to get in 100 points worth of de-stressing activities a week.Scott EblinMon, 17 Nov 2014 16:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/11/whats-your-de-stress-checklist/99209/Management - Executive CoachAriwasabi/Shutterstock.com7 Things Leaders Can Learn from Bill Clinton About Connecting With Peoplehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/11/7-things-leaders-can-learn-bill-clinton-about-connecting-people/98951/Relating on a personal level is a quick way to earn trust and respect.Scott EblinThu, 13 Nov 2014 16:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/11/7-things-leaders-can-learn-bill-clinton-about-connecting-people/98951/Management - Executive CoachJose Gil / Shutterstock.com