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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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What Does Your Boss Really Want From You?

May 23, 2014 What’s the most critical relationship you have at work? Any way you slice it, the relationship you have with your boss has to be very close to the top of the list if it doesn’t already occupy the No. 1 spot. Because your relationship with your boss has so much ...

Why Leaders Need to Learn How to Get Angry Without Being Stupid

May 16, 2014 One of the topics I regularly discuss with participants in my leadership workshops is whether or not they should show their anger or frustration when things don’t go well. Most of the time most of the people begin by saying that that’s not an effective leadership move. But when they ...

Nothing Changes Until You Do

May 14, 2014 Have you ever felt like you’re the only one who doubts yourself? Does that little voice inside your head compare you to people who seem like they just totally have everything completely together? Well, guess what. It’s not just you. Most everyone has their own inner critic that’s way too ...

When Is ‘Good Enough’ Good Enough?

April 28, 2014 I’ve worked with a lot of leaders over the past several years who find themselves trapped on the gerbil wheel of too much to do and not enough time to do it. There are a lot of reasons for that. Corporate restructurings and 24/7 access through smartphones are two of ...

Solving the Time Management Dilemma

April 15, 2014 This month for me is all about the big push to finish the manuscript for my book that’s coming out this fall from Wiley, Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative. As the title implies, my premise is that being somewhat more mindful in your approach to work and life is ...

Why You Need to Learn to Lead Positive

April 14, 2014 If you are a leader struggling with keeping your team and yourself focused on the positive, you’re not alone. As a matter of fact, functional MRI research shows that the neurocircuitry of the human brain is programmed so that two-thirds of initial neural activity is set to scan for what’s ...

5 Ways to Optimize Your Operating Rhythm

April 7, 2014 From the department of real life experience, here’s a quick post on how to optimize your operating rhythm. As I work on a new book while maintaining a pretty full plate of work with clients, I’ve found that tuning into my operating rhythm is vital to getting anything done. What, ...

What Any Leader Can Learn from Common Executive Succession Planning Mistakes

April 4, 2014 Ever wonder how smart people make bad decisions? That can happen in lots of situations including conversations around the board of directors table about who the next CEO is going to be. In a recent conversation with Scott Saslow of the Institute of Executive Development, I got an inside look ...

How to Get What You Really Want

March 31, 2014 Before we go any further, let me clarify what I mean by the title of this post. When I write “How to Get What You Really Want,” I’m not talking about a bigger house, a nicer car or a more important job. There are ways to do all of those ...

Why You Need to Flex to Connect as a Leader

March 27, 2014 In the nine years since Tom Friedman wrote The World Is Flat, it has become even flatter and smaller. Even if you’re a leader who never leaves your home country, on any given day you’re likely to be videoconferencing with colleagues halfway around the world and sitting in meeting rooms ...