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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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Truman Thursdays: The Final Installment

April 1, 2010 This week, I present the last of ten videos from my overnight visit earlier this year to the USS Harry S Truman. This final installment is an overview clip which includes some parting words from the Truman's commander, Captain Joe Clarkson, a ship to ship refueling at sea, flight deck ...

What Fashionable Leaders Are Wearing

March 31, 2010 If your house is like ours, there are certain movies that you watch again and again. The test of a movie like that is if you're flipping through the channels on TV and you see a favorite movie and you start watching it all the way through from that point ...

Talent Management Lessons from the Road to the Final Four

March 29, 2010 This was a bit of a rough weekend for my brother, Steve. His beloved, number one seeded Kentucky Wildcats lost their bid for the Final Four. Since Steve was a student manager for the UK basketball team during one of their Final Four runs in the 1980's, he maybe took ...

My Favorite 9.62% of the Rules of Thumb

March 26, 2010 Earlier this week, I was with a group of business owners in the training and performance industry. As you might imagine, it was a pretty energetic and creative group of people. Someone at the meeting shared with us a list of rules that comes from a book called Rules of ...

Truman Thursdays: How to Launch a Fighter Jet

March 25, 2010 It's been almost two months since my overnight visit to the USS Harry S Truman. Since then, I've posted video clips on Thursdays that feature some of the leaders of the ship and offer a look at life on board an aircraft carrier. Based on the stats from You Tube, ...

Video Book Club: Leaders Make the Future

March 25, 2010 OK, I'm doing something different with VBC this week. I'm recommending a book I haven't read yet. It's called Leaders Make the Future. I feel pretty confident pitching it because I just spent the better part of two days listening to its author, Bob Johansen, talking about what's in it. ...

How to Give a Pep Talk

March 24, 2010 Whether you're for or against the health care bill, it's pretty clear that the passage of the bill by the House will be one of the bigger stories of 2010. In all of the coverage of the debate, one clip I saw made a broader impression on me. It was ...

How Leaders Can Prevent 'Sudden' Fractures

March 23, 2010 I'm in Phoenix this week for a meeting of companies that provide leadership and organizational development consulting and coaching. It's a nice opportunity to learn from colleagues and I want to share with you a useful analogy I picked up today. Our opening speaker was Dennis Bonilla, a managing director ...

Truman Thursdays: A Look at Night Flight Operations

March 18, 2010 At this risk of reading like the opening line of a really bad novel, this post begins with the phrase, "It was a dark and stormy night." The thing is, it actually was. On my January trip to the USS Harry S Truman, we had the opportunity to observe nighttime ...

They Can Handle the Truth

March 17, 2010 When I'm conducting feedback for a client one of the things I really like to hear from the direct reports is something like, "My manager shares information with us that other managers don't share with their teams. That helps us make better decisions and do better work." The flip side ...