AUTHOR ARCHIVES

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.
Results 91-100 of 586

Chill Out. Your Life Depends On It

August 19, 2013 Along with my normal routine of coaching, speaking and writing, my big project this summer has been taking a 200 hour course to become a certified yoga instructor. While I don’t plan to chuck everything else and start teaching yoga full time, it’s been a really great experience – enlightening, ...

How Leaders Can Get to the Truth

August 15, 2013 One of the great challenges in taking on a more senior leadership role is staying plugged in to what’s really going on. All too often, leaders are blindsided because the people on their team tell them what they think they want to hear rather than what they really need to ...

3 Things Thoughtful Leaders Do

August 12, 2013 How are you feeling as the week begins? Is it a peaceful, easy feeling or something a bit more frantic than that? If there is one common denominator I see in the leaders I work with across a range of industries it’s that most of them would check in on ...

Your Life is Now

August 5, 2013 The title of this post is the title of one of my favorite songs, Your Life is Now, by John Mellencamp. It has been on my mind since the very unexpected passing last week of an old high school friend, the Reverend Greg Hamby. As is often the case with ...

Where Leadership Goes to Die

August 1, 2013 While travelling this week, I’ve been reading This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America’s Gilded Capital by New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich. It’s a simultaneously entertaining and depressing account of the power elite in Washington, DC. The primary point of the book, which Leibovich ...

5 Questions You Should Be Asking Yourself On a Regular Basis

July 29, 2013 How many decisions do you think you make in a day? The research I’ve seen says its anywhere from 600 or so to 10,000 on average. When I think about all of the relatively inconsequential decisions I make every day (e.g. what shirt to wear, what I’m going to have ...

Let Them Think Out Loud

July 25, 2013 A few days ago, I got a call from a coaching colleague who was looking for some advice. He’s been working with the top executives of a company and has developed strong relationships with each of them. The challenge is that those executives are sorting through some disagreements with each ...

What Will Be Your Responsible “No” This Week?

July 22, 2013 My wife has this great line that she sometimes uses when she’s asked to help with something that’s not as high a priority as other things on her calendar. She listens to the pitch and then politely says, “What you’re doing sounds great and really important. I’d like to be ...

Leadership Lessons from the San Francisco Plane Crash

July 18, 2013 My friend and Georgetown leadership coaching colleague, Bob Wohlsen, sent a thought provoking email to his friends and clients last week on the recent crash of an Asiana 777 jet liner at San Francisco International Airport. In it, Bob raises a lot of important questions for leaders and their colleagues ...

5 Ways to be More Human This Summer

July 15, 2013 I don’t remember where I first heard it, but one of the best questions I was ever asked was are you a human being or a human doing? A big portion of my life has been spent as a human doing. Lately, though, I’ve spent more time and attention on ...