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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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The Traits That Make RG III a Leader

December 10, 2012 Given my history on this blog, I never thought I’d write anything positive about anything to do with the Washington Redskins. After all, one of the most widely read posts I’ve ever written was one back in 2009 called Learning What Not to Do from the Leadership of the Washington ...

Three Ways to Behave Yourself to Better Leadership

December 7, 2012 The late Stephen Covey was fond of saying, “You can’t talk yourself out of a problem you behaved yourself into.” He definitely had a way with a phrase. I’ve been thinking about Covey’s line lately because I’ve been teaching leadership coaching to students at Georgetownand to executives in a few ...

More Leadership Lessons from Yoga

November 30, 2012 Over the past couple of years, I’ve been in one yoga class or another five or six days a week on average. That might sound like a lot, but it’s pretty much the only form of exercise I do anymore so it’s a good way for me to keep the ...

Three Ways to Keep Your Meetings From Leaking

November 29, 2012 So, let me begin by explaining what I’m not talking about in the title of this post. I’m not talking about plugging leaks of confidential information. What I am talking about is the leakage of productivity that too often occurs in meetings. With 15 years of management experience and 12 ...

How to Stay Out of the Weeds with Your Boss

November 21, 2012 The big idea behind my book, The Next Level, is that to get different results, leaders take to different actions. That usually involves picking up some new skills and mindsets and letting go of others even if they used to work for you in the past. For instance, one of ...

Some Encouraging Leadership from a Marine

November 14, 2012 As the scandal around former CIA director General David Petraeus unfolds, it’s hard to find anyone who has covered themselves in glory. It’s all pretty discouraging. Earlier this year, I wrote a post on how leaders need to have a strategy to deal with the temptations they’ll undoubtedly encounter. It ...

A Coaching Plan for Obama’s Second Term

November 9, 2012 This post is based on a presumptuous and preposterous premise which is that I’d have the opportunity to coach the President of the United States. One of the occupational hazards of being an executive coach is that I have this habit of thinking about leaders in the public eye and ...

Three Things That “No Drama” Leaders Do

November 8, 2012 Subscribe: > Newsletter > Facebook > LinkedIn As I write this, it’s Election Day morning in the U.S. Looking back over the last four years, there’s a lot that comes to mind. One specific thought is that in the 2008 campaign, the soon to be President’s nickname was “No Drama ...

Five Things to Learn from Bloomberg About Crisis Communications

October 31, 2012 While the impact of Hurricane Sandy in the U.S. spread far and wide, the New York/New Jersey area definitely took the worst hit. The scenes of flooding, fires and dangling construction cranes on Monday night and Tuesday morning were truly stunning. In the run-up to the storm, a friend of ...

You Have to Speak for the Work

October 24, 2012 Lots of us grew up believing in the idea that if you just do good work, the work will speak for itself. That’s one of those beliefs that’s true until it isn’t. When it isn’t is that when so much is going on that top management probably won’t notice good ...