Government Executive - Authors - Scott Eblinhttp://www.govexec.com/voices/scott-eblin/2207/Executive 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-usMon, 26 Jan 2015 17:00:00 -0500What’s It Going to Be This Year? Doing or Being?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/01/whats-it-going-be-year-doing-or-being/103722/It's not about what we’re going to do; it’s about how we want to be.Scott EblinMon, 26 Jan 2015 17:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/01/whats-it-going-be-year-doing-or-being/103722/Management - Promising Practices Tom Wang/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.comSeven Ways to Play a Bigger Game This Yearhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/01/seven-ways-play-bigger-game-year/103089/Now is a great time to think about how you can play the kind of game that really changes things and makes a big difference.Scott EblinFri, 16 Jan 2015 12:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/01/seven-ways-play-bigger-game-year/103089/Management - Promising PracticesLunaseeStudios / 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.comSet Your 2015 Direction with a Life GPShttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/12/set-your-2015-direction-life-gps/102039/As you think through and plan for what you want from 2015, you can use these three simple questions to help you go where you want to go.Scott EblinMon, 29 Dec 2014 16:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/12/set-your-2015-direction-life-gps/102039/Management - Promising PracticesVadim Georgiev/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.comHow to Relax Like a Babyhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/11/how-relax-baby/98633/You don't have to be the parent of little ones to use this technique for winding down.Scott EblinMon, 10 Nov 2014 16:19:43 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/11/how-relax-baby/98633/Management - Executive CoachSarah Santa Ana/Santa Ana Photography5 Questions for Leaders Who Would Rather Be Effective Than Righthttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/11/5-questions-leaders-who-would-rather-be-effective-right/98330/Quit explaining and start listening to the people you work with.Scott EblinThu, 06 Nov 2014 10:54:20 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/11/5-questions-leaders-who-would-rather-be-effective-right/98330/Management - Executive CoachJeremy Swinborne/Shutterstock.comWhat You Can Learn About Focus From the World Series MVPhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/11/what-you-can-learn-about-focus-world-series-mvp/98063/Focus on what you're there to do, pitch by pitch, out by out.Scott EblinMon, 03 Nov 2014 16:36:29 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/11/what-you-can-learn-about-focus-world-series-mvp/98063/Management - Executive CoachSeries MVP Madison Bumgarner pitches during the World Series last week.David J. Phillip/APTake the Time to Focus Inhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/10/take-time-focus/97529/Unlocking fond memories can help you see what other aspects of your life need attention.Scott EblinMon, 27 Oct 2014 17:06:37 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/10/take-time-focus/97529/Management - Executive CoachKuzma/Shutterstock.comAre You Fit to Lead?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/10/are-you-fit-lead/97187/The connection between transformational leadership and high-intensity interval training.Scott EblinThu, 23 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/10/are-you-fit-lead/97187/Management - Executive Coachwavebreakmedia/Shutterstock.comHow to Feel Amazing in Five Minuteshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/10/how-feel-amazing-five-minutes/97091/When you take the time to lean in and listen to someone, it does wonders for the soul.Scott EblinWed, 22 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/10/how-feel-amazing-five-minutes/97091/Management - Executive Coachjanecat/Shutterstock.comAre You Driving Yourself Insane?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/10/are-you-driving-yourself-insane/96401/The choice that saved a cab driver's life.Scott EblinTue, 14 Oct 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/10/are-you-driving-yourself-insane/96401/Management - Executive CoachPincasso/Shutterstock.comDo I Ever Get Overworked and Overwhelmed?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/10/do-i-ever-get-overworked-and-overwhelmed/96326/It’s not a real, tangible thing; it’s a mental and physical response.Scott EblinFri, 10 Oct 2014 16:57:03 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2014/10/do-i-ever-get-overworked-and-overwhelmed/96326/Management - Executive CoachBrian A Jackson/Shutterstock.com