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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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Five Ways to Close the Line Leader - Staff Leader Gap

April 12, 2010 My post from last week on Why Staff Leaders and Line Leaders Have Disconnects generated a lot of thoughtful and provocative comments from readers both on the Next Level blog and on the Executive Coach column at Government Executive magazine's web site. In case you missed it, the gist of ...

What Doesn't Get Said, Doesn't Get Heard

April 9, 2010 My amazing wife Diane and I were talking last night about a post she wrote yesterday on her gluten-free, dairy free cooking blog. She's really into British chef Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution show on ABC because Oliver has gone to my childhood hometown, Huntington, WV, to help the community learn ...

Why Staff Leaders and Line Leaders Have Disconnects

April 7, 2010 In my work as an executive coach, I regularly work with the executive leaders of "staff" functions such as IT, finance, human resources, legal and the like. When I interview the colleagues of these clients to learn what others think about what makes them effective and what they could do ...

Cooking Up Your Leadership Legacy

April 5, 2010 Food is a big deal in my house. My wife, Diane, is an accomplished cook and food blogger and, lucky for me, I get to eat her great meals. So, we were both interested in an article that ran in the Financial Times over the weekend about how one of ...

What Does It Take to Be a Global Executive?

April 2, 2010 Earlier this week, I received a study on Developing the Global Executive from Jeff Del Rossa a new friend of mine at Development Dimensions International (DDI). The study was authored by some colleagues of Jeff's at DDI along with two other good friends, Scott Saslow and Nancy Thomas of the ...

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, ...