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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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Keep Doing the Work and the Results Will Follow

June 8, 2015 So, it’s not every day when you can say that one of your lifelong best friends just won a Tony award. Today is actually the second time I’ve gotten to do that. The fact that today is actually National Best Friends Day makes it even more fun. Last night, one...

Three Ways to Stop Judging Yourself

June 2, 2015 What would it take for you to stop judging yourself? When my coach asked me that question, it stopped me in my tracks. More than 15 years later, it remains the most meaningful and impactful coaching question I’ve ever been asked. When she asked the question, I was a Fortune...

5 Simple Ways to Make Creative Thinking a Daily Habit

May 28, 2015 Where or when do you get your best ideas? I ask that question to a lot of clients and executives attending my presentations and seminars. The answers I often hear are things like "In the shower," "Walking the dog," "Working out," "On my commute," "Taking care of the yard," or...

How to Get Your New Team Off to a Strong Start

May 21, 2015 If you’re a leader in your organization, there will be multiple times in your career when you have to get a new team off to a strong start. One of the critical steps in that process is when you bring the team members together for the first time. That’s a...

Pope Francis' Nine Rules for Happy Living

May 18, 2015 In case you haven’t been paying attention, it turns out that Pope Francis is one of the most popular people in the world. A recent Pew Research Center survey found that he has a 90 percent favorability rating among U.S. Catholics and a 70 percent favorability rating among all Americans....

3 Simple Ways to Be More Aware This Week

May 11, 2015 If you’ve been reading my posts, articles or books for awhile, you know I do my best to keep things simple. Most of us have too much on our plates to make life any more complex than it already is. Hence, my emphasis on simplicity. For instance, the definition of...

What Do You Have to Share?

April 28, 2015 The news from the devastating earthquake in Nepal this past weekend is tragic and heartrending. It’s a natural impulse at times like this to want to help. Most of us, of course, are not qualified to offer help on the ground. Fortunately, there are organizations with volunteers who are. If...

What's the Difference Between Executive Presence and Leadership Presence?

April 23, 2015 The title of this post is a question I was asked yesterday during an interview for the book summary service Get Abstract. While I guess I’ve thought about the difference between executive and leadership presence over the years (I wrote a book on the latter after all), I have never...

Look for the Space Between the Waves

April 20, 2015 One of the great things about having old friends is that they can remind you of things that you said once but have since forgotten. That happened to me last week when I spent time with my dear friend Rae Ringel at a training program for faculty members of the...

Are You Ready to Change the Way You Think About Leadership?

April 16, 2015 When you think of the word “leader” what comes to mind? For lots of people, the picture that comes to mind is the charismatic visionary that sets a direction that people want to follow. All too often, that model of leadership fails because the followers inevitably end up disappointed and...