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Scott Eblin

Executive Coach 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 The Next Level: What Insiders Know About Executive Success.
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How to Create Time in a Packed Schedule

June 7, 2017 When we were kids, summer was something that stretched out ahead of us with the promise of fun and play. When we join the working world, we still greet the longer days and warmer weather of the season with gusto, but, paradoxically, it can be the busiest and most hectic...

Why You Should Pay Attention to Trump’s Leadership Style

April 4, 2017 Last week I delivered an interactive keynote presentation on “Preparing Yourself to Negotiate” to about 200 global managers and executives. One of the fun things about the session was the cool software we had that allowed the audience to use their phones to contribute to word clouds on my slide...

A World Class Example of Dopamine Derailment

March 13, 2017 In the latest installment of the story that wouldn’t die, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced that the two Price Waterhouse partners responsible for the Best Picture award snafu will never work the Oscars again. There’s all kind of evidence that the lead partner, Brian Cullinan,...

Three Leadership Lessons from La La Land’s Jordan Horowitz

March 1, 2017 No doubt, you heard all about it: It’s the end of the Academy Awards ceremony and Hollywood icons Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway have just announced that Best Picture goes to the popular musical "La La Land." The producers and cast joyfully come on stage to accept their Oscars and...

How to Work for a Human Tornado

February 15, 2017 Chances are good that, at some point in your career, you’re going to work for a human tornado. In my speeches and workshops, I often say that leaders control the weather. When I talk with my audiences about that, I’m assuming that it’s a room full of healthy, positive people...

The Ten Behaviors of Strong Personal Leadership

January 25, 2017 Since writing the first edition of The Next Level in 2006, I’ve coached, spoken with, and observed thousands of leaders in action. Many of them have been good leaders. Some have been great leaders. The great ones have one big thing in common. They don’t just lead at their best;...

It’s a New Year—Have You Transformed Yourself Yet?

January 6, 2017 It’s hard not to get caught up in all of the annual (and predictable) “New Year, New You!” hype we’re reading everywhere this week. Yes, this is the time of year when we are bombarded with messages saying now is the time to change whatever you need to change to...

Create Your Guide for Living (and Managing) in 2017

December 29, 2016 In working with and speaking to tens of thousands of leaders over the past 16 years, I’ve become convinced that if you want to lead at your best, you have to live at your best. The first goal is completely dependent on the second. That’s why I’ve become so passionate...

How to Make Something Productive Out of Your Anxiety

November 29, 2016 As an executive coach, I often work with clients who don’t just have very full plates; it can feel to them like they’re spinning four or five full plates at once. (That sounds really messy.) When you’ve got so much to do that it’s hard just to keep track of...

The Case for Radical Kindness

November 11, 2016 As I write this, it’s 6:30 AM on November 9, 2016, and, I think it’s fair to say, hundreds of millions of people around the world are asking themselves, “What next?” Millions are asking that question with excited anticipation and millions more with overwhelming anxiety. Whether you’re on one end...