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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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The Seventh Circle of Conference Call Hell

February 4, 2014 One of the theories about what makes comedy funny is when the bit does such a great job of describing everyday reality that you laugh out loud in recognition. That’s what made Jerry Seinfeld a wealthy man and it’s what makes this video on the seventh circle of hell known ...

Taking a Mental Note From the Super Bowl Playbook

February 3, 2014 For the first time in a long time, the Super Bowl was blowout. The Seattle Seahawks best defense in the NFL totally shut down the Denver Broncos league best offense in a 43-8 rout. While Peyton Manning and his team struggled to get anything going, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks ...

3 Tips for Leaders Who Want to Keep It Real

January 29, 2014 In case you missed it, here's a link to a great article by The Washington Post’s Alexandria Petri in which she describes how Hillary Clinton attempted to make a connection in a recent speech to the National Association of Automobile Dealers. She shared a story that since the last time ...

Making the Most of Your Limited Engagement

January 27, 2014 Over the weekend, I came across a video and an article that reminded me to be present and make the most of now because my time here on earth is what you might call a “limited engagement.” It’s sort of like a Broadway show with a limited run. Of course, ...

How Not to Be a Weenie Leader

January 24, 2014 Earlier today, someone I care about a lot was the victim of weenie-like behavior from someone in a leadership role who should have known better. Unfortunately, weenies are all around us. You can recognize them by their unique combination of spineless and thoughtless behavior. That and their lack of nutritional ...

What Jennifer Lawrence and Colin Kapernick Can Teach Us About Setting Goals

January 15, 2014 In her Golden Globes acceptance speech last weekend, Jennifer Lawrence talked about how, as a teenager in Kentucky, she loved a movie called I Heart Huckabees. She wanted to know more about the movie so she Googled it and found out its director was David O. Russell and that he ...

Get Enough Sleep. Your Brain Will Thank You.

January 13, 2014 If you’ve ever felt a burning sensation in your muscles during a vigorous workout or physical labor, you know what lactic acid feel like. Lactic acid is how the body tells you it’s time to take a break before you cause some damage. The smart move at that point is ...

Chris Christie: 'I Am Not a Bully.' Not His Call to Make

January 10, 2014 As I write this, Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, has just finished a press conference to explain why he’s not at fault for last year’s George Washington Bridge toll lane closures that created nightmare commutes and endangered public safety for the citizens of Fort Lee, NJ. As you ...

The Power of Your Choices in 2014

January 6, 2014 Happy New Year everyone! After taking a couple of weeks to relax, reflect and renew, I’m looking forward to the new year. I’m thinking a lot about the power our choices have to shape the course of the next 12 months. I started considering the power of choice a couple ...

Why You Should Lead Like a Monk

December 20, 2013 When you think about leadership role models it’s likely that your first thought isn’t a monk. Maybe it should be though. In his new book, Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks, August Turak explains why. Turak is not a professional writer (although he writes like one). Among a number of ...