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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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Do I Ever Get Overworked and Overwhelmed?

October 10, 2014 One of the interesting things that happens when you launch a book is you do a lot of interviews about the book. I’ve been doing a lot of those lately as the official publication date of Monday, October 13 approaches for my new book, Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative....

Coming Clean

October 8, 2014 If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’re undoubtedly aware that I have a new book coming out,Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative. I hope you’ll read it and get a lot of value from it. But before you do, there’s something that I want to share with you,...

The Spiritual Routines of the Mindful Road Warrior

October 6, 2014 As I write this post this morning, I’m sitting in the airport waiting to board a flight that marks the beginning of a two-week tour in support of my new book. The next 12 days are going to be filled with speeches, interviews, conferences, meetings and a couple of parties....

Difficult Conversation Ahead? Get Into the Discomfort Zone

October 2, 2014 For this episode of The Next Level Podcast, I’m joined by coaching leader and former International Coach Federation President Marcia Reynolds, discussing her new book, The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations Into Breakthroughs. During our discussion, Marcia shares her perspective on how leaders can transform difficult conversations with...

How Mindful Road Warriors Stay Connected

September 30, 2014 So, you might be thinking: “Any 21st century road warrior worth their salt knows how to stay connected. You’ve got your smartphone (maybe two), your tablet, your laptop. How hard is it to stay connected?” Yeah, with all of the tools we have it’s not that hard. But that’s not...

Does Your Culture Engine Need a Tuneup?

September 29, 2014 In his new book, The Culture Engine, veteran leadership consultant Chris Edmonds makes the very valid point that many leaders focus far more on what their organizations do than how they actually do it. If you want results for the long run, the “how” matters – a lot. Based on...

Mental Routines for the Mindful Road Warrior

September 23, 2014 Last week, I introduced a new short series with a post titled "Travel Tips for the Mindful Road Warrior." To be honest, when I started writing that post I realized I had more to share than one blog post could accommodate—hence, this series. Last week’s post focused on the physical...

What Leaders Must Learn From the NFL Fiasco

September 19, 2014 The speed and volume of the emerging fiasco facing the NFL has been breathtaking. In the first football weekend after the league’s response to the video of Ray Rice punching his fiancée, there were players with similar charges against them scheduled to play on Sunday. One was pulled just before...

Travel Tips for the Mindful Road Warrior

September 17, 2014 My work requires a lot of travel to meet with and present to clients. As the recent news stories about high altitude disputes over reclining seats on airplanes suggest, business travel can be stressful. That stress can eat you alive if you let it. Over the years, I’ve adopted some...

The NFL Shows That Culture Change (or Lack of It) Starts at the Top

September 15, 2014 In the annals of interesting timing, it doesn’t get much better than an article that ran in theFinancial Times this past Monday morning. It was a piece titled, “The HR Guy Cleaning Up NFL Locker Rooms” and described how the league’s new head of HR is on a mission to...

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