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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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Mindful Mondays – What Are Your Triggers?

March 18, 2013 A big part of being a mindful leader is knowing your triggers. As emotional intelligence expert Daniel Goleman and others remind us, one of the biggest differences between human beings and other animals is our capacity to manage the gap between stimulus and response. A trigger is one form of ...

Mindful Mondays: Take a Break

March 11, 2013 Welcome back to the new Mindful Mondays feature on the Next Level Blog. As I explain in this brief video, my goal with this series is to offer some simple, practical ideas that you can apply immediately to be a more mindful leader. This week, I’m sharing a simple but ...

5 Rules for Leading Through Uncertainty

March 7, 2013 A lot of my clients work in Washington, DC. They’re either executives in Federal agencies or executives in companies that do a lot of business with Federal agencies. Right now, they’re all talking about sequestration – that wonderful process in which Congress mandates across the board budget cuts without any ...

Giving a Team Presentation? 3 Things Co-Presenters Need to Do

February 27, 2013 So, the awards season has officially ended now that we know who won Best Actor and Actress, Best Picture and all of the rest of the Oscars handed out at the Academy Awards. Apart from being a fan of the movies, I enjoy watching the show to see how professionals ...

3 Ways to (Finally) Get Recognized

February 20, 2013 So, my first blog post of last week would likely have been something that caught my eyes and ears during the Grammy Awards but then the Pope decided to break with 600 years of tradition and retired. That seemed like a bigger story than the Grammy Awards so I went ...

The Pope Shows That Sometimes Leadership is Addition by Subtraction

February 12, 2013 As I write this, it’s the day after Pope Benedict XVI announced that he intends to resign the papacy at the end of this month. Considering that the last time a pope resigned was 600 years ago, his announcement qualifies as a pretty big story. There’s been a lot of ...

How to Lead in the Present (and Let Go of the Past)

February 5, 2013 If you want to read a blogger who gives, gives, gives and never takes, check out Leadership Freak by Dan Rockwell. With his regular posts of 300 words or less, Dan has built a loyal following of tens of thousands of leaders in the past few years. As an example ...

What Happens When Bosses Freak Out

January 24, 2013 So, the Super Bowl this year is guaranteed to have a winning coach named Harbaugh when John of the Baltimore Ravens and Jim of the San Francisco 49ers square off against each other. It’s the first time brothers have ever faced each other in the big game. It should be ...

3 Ways to Cure Your Smartphone ADD

January 23, 2013 Believe me, I don’t usually take pictures in restrooms but, in a “can’t believe what I’m seeing moment”, I had to snap the shot that accompanies this post. In case it’s not showing up as you’re reading this, it’s a sink faucet with a working video screen affixed to the ...

How to Run Better Staff Meetings

January 22, 2013 One of my favorite things in our Next Level Leadership® group coaching program is when the high potential participants come together in the fourth session to debrief each other on theirExecutive Shadow Days. Before they show up for a day of coaching on Organizational Presence, they spend a day shadowing ...