Government Executive - Authors - Scott Eblinhttp://www.govexec.comExecutive coach Scott Eblin’s goal is to help you succeed at the next level of leadership. Throughout the week, he’ll offer his take on the leadership lessons in the news and his advice on your most pressing leadership questions. A former government executive, Scott is a graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and is the author of <a href="http://eblingroup.com/products/the-next-level-book"><i>The Next Level: What Insiders Know About Executive Success.</i></a>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