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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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Three Warning Signs That You're Setting Yourself Up For A Leadership FAIL

August 31, 2010 There's a long-standing piece of advice to leaders that goes like this. They don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. I'm thinking about that this morning having read an article in the Washington Post over the weekend about polling that shows DC mayor Adrian ...

Three Tips for Beating the Jitters

August 27, 2010 It doesn't matter how far you go as a leader, you'll occasionally face situations that make you nervous. The reasons for the jitters can vary. It might be the first time you've led the senior staff meeting; it could be your first congressional hearing; it could be a crucial conversation ...

A British Friend's Take on BP

August 26, 2010 By the end of the day last Friday, I was ready to spend the rest of the afternoon talking with friends. One of them was my buddy Steve Bowling. Steve's a coach and former HR exec based in New Jersey. He's also a Brit who has lived in the States ...

Are They Stepping on Your Toes? Grow Bigger Feet.

August 20, 2010 One of the common things that keeps managers from becoming leaders is spending too much time and attention protecting their turf. Over time, their attention gets really internally focused on protecting and keeping order in their own little world. If you've seen the Lord of the Rings movies, it's a ...

How to Perform When the Room Doesn't Work

August 18, 2010 Not to get all prophetic or Inception on you, but today's post is inspired by a dream I had last night. (Don't worry, it's nothing really weird or creepy.) So, I'm downtown somewhere and Kiss is supposed to be doing a concert (yes, I was a big fan in junior ...

Leadership and the Ground Zero Mosque

August 16, 2010 It looks like an emerging campaign issue this Fall will be President Obama's position on building a mosque close to Ground Zero. At a Ramadan dinner at the White House last week, Obama said that Muslims have the right to build a worship and community center in lower Manhattan near ...

What a Week for Departures: HP's Hurd, Jet Blue's Slater and "Jenny" the Office Worker

August 12, 2010 The past five days or so have been chock a block full of spectacular high-profile flameouts from jobs. A multi-million dollar CEO was forced to resign; a flight attendant chose not to wait for the jetway to depart and an office worker named "Jenny" shared her white board based resignation ...

Driving School for Leaders

August 10, 2010 This past Sunday afternoon, I took my teenage son out for a driving lesson. Brad is the second driver my wife and I have trained after teaching his older brother a few years ago. Like most things in life, it gets a little easier with practice At least I wasn't ...

Take Your Foot Off the Gas in August

August 4, 2010 The current issue of Fortune magazine offers a cautionary tale in its cover story. It's about a former IBM senior executive named Robert Moffat whose long and successful career with the company ended when he was arrested by the FBI for conspiracy related to insider trading. The arrest was a ...

Three Reminders from the Arlington Cemetery Mess

August 2, 2010 One of the stories that registered with me while I was on vacation last week was an extended video clip I saw of Senator Claire McCaskill grilling the former superintendent and deputy superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery at a congressional hearing. Since I was out of town, I had missed ...