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-usTue, 15 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0400Solving the Time Management Dilemmahttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/04/digging-out-time-management-dilemma/82501/You’re way behind the curve in terms of raw numbers, so make mindful choices.Scott EblinTue, 15 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/04/digging-out-time-management-dilemma/82501/Management - Executive CoachGajus/Shutterstock.comWhy You Need to Learn to Lead Positivehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/04/why-you-need-learn-lead-positive/82408/For starters, the brain is programmed to scan for what’s wrong rather than what’s right.Scott EblinMon, 14 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/04/why-you-need-learn-lead-positive/82408/Management - Executive CoachSanthosh Kumar/Shutterstock.com5 Ways to Optimize Your Operating Rhythmhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/04/5-ways-optimize-your-operating-rhythm/82039/Know when you do your best work, and know your limitations.Scott EblinMon, 07 Apr 2014 16:32:23 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/04/5-ways-optimize-your-operating-rhythm/82039/Management - Executive Coach Gts/Shutterstock.comWhat Any Leader Can Learn from Common Executive Succession Planning Mistakeshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/04/what-any-leader-can-learn-common-executive-succession-planning-mistakes/81904/The dangers include looking in the rearview mirror instead of the windshield when making big decisions.Scott EblinFri, 04 Apr 2014 09:36:17 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/04/what-any-leader-can-learn-common-executive-succession-planning-mistakes/81904/Management - Executive Coach Africa Studio/Shutterstock.comHow to Get What You Really Wanthttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/03/how-get-what-you-really-want/81622/A simple shift in your actions can make you happier and more successful.Scott EblinMon, 31 Mar 2014 17:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/03/how-get-what-you-really-want/81622/Management - Executive Coach Olivier Le Moal/Shutterstock.comWhy You Need to Flex to Connect as a Leaderhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/03/why-you-need-flex-connect-leader/81367/How to be effective in an increasingly global and diverse workplace.Scott EblinThu, 27 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/03/why-you-need-flex-connect-leader/81367/Management - Executive CoachIulian Valentin/Shutterstock.com3 Ways to Quiet Your Mental Chatter (aka Monkey Mind)http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/03/3-ways-quiet-your-mental-chatter-aka-monkey-mind/81112/How to stay on task and limit distractions.Scott EblinMon, 24 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/03/3-ways-quiet-your-mental-chatter-aka-monkey-mind/81112/Management - Executive CoachSometimes, calming the "monkey mind" is easier said than done.ziggysofi/Shutterstock.com5 Ways to Stay Sane When You Have to Slog Throughhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/03/5-ways-stay-sane-when-you-have-slog-through/80638/Stretch, nap, phone a friend—It will reenergize you for the long haul.Scott EblinMon, 17 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/03/5-ways-stay-sane-when-you-have-slog-through/80638/Management - Executive CoachGajus/Shutterstock.comWhat Does Mindfulness Even Mean, Anyway?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/03/what-does-mindfulness-even-mean-anyway/80218/Two ways to think clearly when you're overworked and overwhelmed.Scott EblinMon, 10 Mar 2014 16:32:38 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/03/what-does-mindfulness-even-mean-anyway/80218/Management - Executive CoachOlga Lyubkina/Shutterstock.com3 Simple Ways to Create Space to Thinkhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/03/3-simple-ways-create-space-think/79723/How to avoid filling up all of your brain space with issues that aren’t priorities.Scott EblinMon, 03 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/03/3-simple-ways-create-space-think/79723/Management - Executive CoachVLADGRIN/Shutterstock.comWhy It’s Critical to Have an Organizing Principlehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/02/why-its-critical-have-organizing-principle/79366/A focused sense of purpose gives you the power to make a difference.Scott EblinTue, 25 Feb 2014 13:27:51 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/02/why-its-critical-have-organizing-principle/79366/Management - Executive Coachsergign/Shutterstock.comWhat Can We Learn From a 10-Year-Old About Making a Stand?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/02/what-can-we-learn-10-year-old-about-making-stand/79001/How a lemonade entrepreneur with heart raised $1 million to fight child slavery.Scott EblinWed, 19 Feb 2014 09:03:07 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/02/what-can-we-learn-10-year-old-about-making-stand/79001/Management - Executive CoachBrenda Carson/Shutterstock.comWhat Brings You Joy as a Leader? http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/02/what-brings-you-joy-leader/78632/In a hurried up, hectic workday, it’s easy to blow past the things that bring you joy as a leader.Scott EblinTue, 11 Feb 2014 13:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/02/what-brings-you-joy-leader/78632/Management - Executive CoachA well known Thich Nhat Hanh quote is "If you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything."AP file photoThe Seventh Circle of Conference Call Hellhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/02/seventh-circle-conference-call-hell/78104/No one likes them, but they are a fact of professional life.Scott EblinTue, 04 Feb 2014 09:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/02/seventh-circle-conference-call-hell/78104/Management - Executive CoachHadrian/Shutterstock.comTaking a Mental Note From the Super Bowl Playbookhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/02/taking-mental-note-super-bowl-playbook/78059/Meditation can improve performance in whatever you do.Scott EblinMon, 03 Feb 2014 13:01:19 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/02/taking-mental-note-super-bowl-playbook/78059/Management - Executive CoachSeahawks running back Marshawn Lynch scored a touchdown in the Super Bowl Sunday.Chris O'Meara/AP3 Tips for Leaders Who Want to Keep It Realhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/01/3-tips-leaders-who-want-keep-it-real/77786/Get out of your office and see what it's like on the front line.Scott EblinWed, 29 Jan 2014 13:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/01/3-tips-leaders-who-want-keep-it-real/77786/Management - Executive Coach fotostory/Shutterstock.com file photoMaking the Most of Your Limited Engagementhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/01/making-most-your-limited-engagement/77603/Sam Berns left us with his 3-point philosophy for living a happy life.Scott EblinMon, 27 Jan 2014 16:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/01/making-most-your-limited-engagement/77603/Management - Executive CoachSean Fine/HBO/APHow Not to Be a Weenie Leaderhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/01/how-not-be-weenie-leader/77459/10 spineless behaviors any boss should avoid.Scott EblinFri, 24 Jan 2014 09:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/01/how-not-be-weenie-leader/77459/Management - Executive Coachnito/Shutterstock.comWhat Jennifer Lawrence and Colin Kapernick Can Teach Us About Setting Goalshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/01/what-jennifer-lawrence-and-colin-kapernick-can-teach-us-about-setting-goals/76880/Magic will only get you so far -- you have to do the work.Scott EblinWed, 15 Jan 2014 10:29:47 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/01/what-jennifer-lawrence-and-colin-kapernick-can-teach-us-about-setting-goals/76880/Management - Executive CoachJohn Shearer/Invision/AP Get Enough Sleep. Your Brain Will Thank You.http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/01/get-enough-sleep-your-brain-will-thank-you/76691/Averaging less than 7 to 9 hours of shut-eye affects your work, and can lead to disease.Scott EblinMon, 13 Jan 2014 09:26:46 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/01/get-enough-sleep-your-brain-will-thank-you/76691/Management - Executive CoachMagnia/Shutterstock.comChris Christie: 'I Am Not a Bully.' Not His Call to Makehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/01/chris-christie-i-am-not-bully-not-his-call-make/76664/If you have to declare you're not, you probably are.Scott EblinFri, 10 Jan 2014 16:43:06 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/01/chris-christie-i-am-not-bully-not-his-call-make/76664/Management - Executive CoachNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Mel Evans/AP The Power of Your Choices in 2014http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/01/power-your-choices-2014/76295/How personal decisions can change the course of history in just 12 months.Scott EblinMon, 06 Jan 2014 14:46:21 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/01/power-your-choices-2014/76295/Management - Executive Coachalphaspirit/Shutterstock.comWhy You Should Lead Like a Monkhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2013/12/why-you-should-lead-monk/75848/How service, selflessness, indifference and detachment changed one CEO’s life.Scott EblinFri, 20 Dec 2013 15:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2013/12/why-you-should-lead-monk/75848/Management - Executive CoachShkvarko/Shutterstock.com3 Tips for Pain Free Performance Reviewshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2013/12/3-tips-pain-free-performance-reviews/75679/How to give your employees feedback that will actually make a difference.Scott EblinWed, 18 Dec 2013 15:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2013/12/3-tips-pain-free-performance-reviews/75679/Management - Executive CoachJNT Visual/Shutterstock.comWhat Machiavelli Could Have Learned From Mandelahttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2013/12/what-machiavelli-could-have-learned-mandela/75407/Meeting force with grace is one more lesson from a legacy of unmatched leadership.Scott EblinThu, 12 Dec 2013 10:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2013/12/what-machiavelli-could-have-learned-mandela/75407/Management - Executive CoachTheana Calitz-Bilt/AP File Photo