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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 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 ...

All the Best Leadership Posts in One Link

December 21, 2010 Looking for a lot of leadership perspective without a lot of looking? Check out DDI's list of the Top 20 Leadership Blog Posts of 2010. Compiled by Dan McCarthy, author of the widely read Great Leadership blog, the list includes my take on the leadership lessons we can learn from ...

Leadership Lessons from Yoga

December 16, 2010 If you'd wandered into one of my group coaching sessions after lunch yesterday, you would have seen 16 people stretching their hands toward the ceiling, taking three deep breaths in and out through their noses and bending from their waists and letting their heads hang loose for a minute or ...

How to Push Back on Your Boss

December 14, 2010 Anyone who's worked in organizations for any length of time has had the experience of being told to do something by the boss that seems like a bad idea. A recent example might be the experience of White House press secretary Robert Gibbs who looked outside his office last week ...

2010 Has Been A Pretty Good Year for Elon Musk

December 10, 2010 This is the time of year when leaders tend to look back on the past 12 months and ask, "How's it gone this year?" If you're Elon Musk, you'll probably need a little more time to answer than the average leader to answer that question. In case you haven't heard ...