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, 23 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0400Are 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.comWhat’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.com