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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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Three of the Most Common Delegation Ah-ha's

August 29, 2014 One of the biggest shifts that most rising leaders have to make is the shift from being the go-to person to someone who builds teams of go-to people. As you take on more and more scope in your leadership role, you can’t continue to operate as the go-to person who ...

What If We All Hugged It Out?

August 25, 2014 Because I fly a lot for my work, I get upgraded to First Class a good bit. Sometimes, it’s just a happy surprise and other times, I’ll use frequent flyer miles to secure a seat up front at the end of a long week of travel. Last week was one ...

Tired of Fire Drills? Appoint a Fire Marshal

August 21, 2014 One of the things I talk a lot about with my executive coaching clients is the highest and best use of their time and attention. When they think about what they really need to accomplish and how they should be spending their time to do that they often see a ...

Inject Some Life Into Your Daily Grind

August 19, 2014 Back in 2007, Tim Ferris released a mega best-seller called The 4-Hour Workweek. He’s since gone on to release a couple of other best-sellers but it was his first book that really put him on the map. It was a great title for sure. Who doesn’t want a four-hour work ...

What Leaders Can Learn About Trust from Vladimir Putin

August 14, 2014 Given his track record in Crimea and Ukraine over the past several months, you wouldn’t think there is much that leaders could learn about trust from Russian President Vladimir Putin. The shoot down of the Malaysian Air flight, the Russian-backed rebels, the troops massed on the Ukrainian border, the government-stoked ...

Why You Should Reset Your Brain and How to Do It

August 12, 2014 The most emailed article on The New York Times website today is an article called Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain. It’s by Daniel Levitin of McGill University and it explains the findings of research that he did with a colleague at Stanford. The big headline is that they’ve ...

One Habit Hack That Works: Hit the Showers

August 5, 2014 One of the features in my forthcoming book,Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative, is a series of sidebars called Habit Hacks. The habit hacks are simple things that are easy to do and likely to make a difference in feeling less overworked and overwhelmed. I have a feeling that I’m ...

Weird Al Takes Business Buzzword Abusers to School

August 1, 2014 Years ago, someone introduced me to a game called BS Bingo. (They actually spelled it out but I’m keeping things PG here.) If you were playing, you had a bingo type card where each square contained a common business buzzword. You could take the card to a meeting and check ...

How to Overcome Your Fear of Thinking

July 28, 2014 If you haven’t seen it, take a look at this recent article in The New York Times. It’s a fascinating recap of a study at the University of Virginia that confirms what you may already know. Lots of us are keep ourselves “super busy” because we’d rather have a day ...

Don’t Burn Your Calendar at Both Ends

July 21, 2014 Perhaps you think I meant to use the word candle rather than calendar in the title of this post. Nope, calendar was what I meant but the idea came from a brain blip I had recently. I was conducting interviews with about a dozen colleagues and friends of a new ...