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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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How to Lead Like a Pig

October 8, 2010 If you've been looking for a great case study of how quickly leadership can change the culture of an organization, look no further than David Carr's front page piece in theNew York Times this week. In it, he describes how real estate investor Sam Zell and his minions destroyed the...

The Joy of Facts

October 4, 2010 George F. Will ran a nice column over the weekend that highlighted some of the gems from a collection of writings by the late U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. My favorite Moynihan quote is my favorite because it so aptly describes the root cause of the failure of leadership that...

What Don Draper and Gordon Gekko Have to Teach Us

September 30, 2010 Don Draper and Gordon Gekko are two guys who are making a lot of money. While that statement may be true in the fictional realm, it's definitely true in the literal realm. Over the past four years, Mad Men, with its lead character, advertising exec Don Draper, has become more...

Leaders Need to Work the Diagonals

September 28, 2010 As I discuss in The Next Level, one of the key shifts that leaders have to make as they move into bigger roles is to pick up looking left and right as they lead and to let go of just looking up and down as they lead. What I mean...

How to Not Be a Blockbuster

September 27, 2010 The New York Times reports that Blockbuster Video, with a billion dollars in debts it can't pay, is filing for bankruptcy. What a great case study in how an organization can go from king of the mountain to yesterday's news. It doesn't take long these days. When my family moved...

A Simple Way to Avoid Group Think

September 24, 2010 Have you ever been in a group problem solving session that ended too soon? Your immediate response to that question may be, "How could any meeting end too soon? I spend too much time in meetings as it is, so the shorter the better." I'm with you. In most organizations,...

New Ideas for Picking Up the Outside-In Perspective

September 21, 2010 he second edition of my book, The Next Level, is going to be released in October. Over the next month, I'll be sharing some highlights of what's different in the new edition. One of the goals I had in writing the new edition was to bring more global leadership perspective...

Wally's Advice for New Bosses

September 20, 2010 Sometimes as a leadership blogger, you just need to tip your hat to a colleague and say, "Well done, sir (or ma'am)." That's the case today with Wally Bock's post, So, now you're the boss. Wally succinctly ticks off the points that any new boss needs to remember. Here's a...

Three Things Every Leadership Offsite Needs

September 17, 2010 Between now and April of 2011, thousands (maybe hundreds of thousands) of leadership teams around the world will be going "offsite" to review their progress, plan for the future and bond with each other. It's that time of the year. The fourth and first quarters of the year is when...

How to Coach a Boss Who Doesn't Want to Be Coached

September 14, 2010 Maybe you've heard this joke about leadership coaching: Q: How many coaches does it take to change a light bulb? A: Just one, but the light bulb has to really want to change. Humor is always funnier when there's an element of truth in it. Over the weekend, I received...

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