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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 Middle East Protestors and The Best Companies for Leaders Have in Common

January 28, 2011 My guess is you weren't expecting to see the two topics in the title of this post strung together. Here's the back story. As I was scanning the headlines this morning, I read the New York Times report about tens of thousands of Egyptians flooding into the streets to protest ...

Leadership and the Human Connection: Lessons from the State of the Union

January 26, 2011 If you're looking for an example of how much things can change in one year, play back a recording of last night's State of the Union address and compare it with a recording of last year's. Last night, of course, moved by the tragedy of the shootings in Tucson this ...

Three Tips for Managing an Olbermann

January 24, 2011 It was probably inevitable that Keith Olbermann and his managers at MSNBC would have a stressful parting of the ways. The career history of the talented, iconoclastic, maddening, entertaining (even if he's the guy you love to hate) Olbermann has been one of resigning from or getting fired by every ...

Found in Translation

January 21, 2011 One of the big stories in Washington this week was the state visit of Chinese President Hu to the White House. Most of the early analysis and reporting suggests that, all things considered, the meetings between the Chinese and the Americans were worthwhile. There are probably a lot of leadership ...

What You Can Learn from Ted Leonsis' Life List

January 20, 2011 Last week, thanks to the vision and initiative of Laura Mendelow and Kevin Keegan, two friends at Booz Allen Hamilton, I and about 90 other people had the gift of listening to and speaking with Ted Leonsis for about 90 minutes. The event was the book club of the local ...

Sorry, You've Used Up All of Your Meeting Budget

January 13, 2011 Recently, I spoke about leadership to a group of newly promoted senior managers. Like just about every other leadership group I speak to everyone in the room agreed that one of their biggest challenges is getting any work done other than going to meetings. One fellow diplomatically noted that his ...

Leaders, Your Words Matter

January 10, 2011 In response to the horrific wounding of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and several others and the killing in Arizona this weekend of a nine year old girl, a Federal judge, a Congressional staffer and three citizens who came to the local shopping plaza to talk with their member of Congress, President ...

Next Level Tips for Women Leaders

January 7, 2011 Last month, I was interviewed by Kristi Hedges, executive coach and columnist for WomenEntrepeneur.com, on how women leading their own businesses can develop themselves for next level performance. The article came out this week and Kristi did a great job putting it together. It's a perfect time of year for ...

Leaders, What's Your Vocation?

January 6, 2011 Hopefully, I'm catching you with this post at a time when you still have a bit of that post-holiday season reflective, what am I trying to do with my life thing going on. My research with leaders shows that increasingly many have very little time to think about what's most ...

What Coaches (and that means you) Can Learn from "The King's Speech"

January 3, 2011 There are a lot of great things about the holidays. One is that email traffic slows to a trickle. Another is taking in some of the new movies that are released at the end of the year. My viewing card this season included a Jeff Bridges double feature, Tron (visually ...