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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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When Is ‘Good Enough’ Good Enough?

April 28, 2014 I’ve worked with a lot of leaders over the past several years who find themselves trapped on the gerbil wheel of too much to do and not enough time to do it. There are a lot of reasons for that. Corporate restructurings and 24/7 access through smartphones are two of ...

Solving the Time Management Dilemma

April 15, 2014 This month for me is all about the big push to finish the manuscript for my book that’s coming out this fall from Wiley, Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative. As the title implies, my premise is that being somewhat more mindful in your approach to work and life is ...

Why You Need to Learn to Lead Positive

April 14, 2014 If you are a leader struggling with keeping your team and yourself focused on the positive, you’re not alone. As a matter of fact, functional MRI research shows that the neurocircuitry of the human brain is programmed so that two-thirds of initial neural activity is set to scan for what’s ...

5 Ways to Optimize Your Operating Rhythm

April 7, 2014 From the department of real life experience, here’s a quick post on how to optimize your operating rhythm. As I work on a new book while maintaining a pretty full plate of work with clients, I’ve found that tuning into my operating rhythm is vital to getting anything done. What, ...

What Any Leader Can Learn from Common Executive Succession Planning Mistakes

April 4, 2014 Ever wonder how smart people make bad decisions? That can happen in lots of situations including conversations around the board of directors table about who the next CEO is going to be. In a recent conversation with Scott Saslow of the Institute of Executive Development, I got an inside look ...

How to Get What You Really Want

March 31, 2014 Before we go any further, let me clarify what I mean by the title of this post. When I write “How to Get What You Really Want,” I’m not talking about a bigger house, a nicer car or a more important job. There are ways to do all of those ...

Why You Need to Flex to Connect as a Leader

March 27, 2014 In the nine years since Tom Friedman wrote The World Is Flat, it has become even flatter and smaller. Even if you’re a leader who never leaves your home country, on any given day you’re likely to be videoconferencing with colleagues halfway around the world and sitting in meeting rooms ...

3 Ways to Quiet Your Mental Chatter (aka Monkey Mind)

March 24, 2014 Has this happened to you lately? You’re in a conversation, or a meeting or working on an important project. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, you’re thinking about what you’re going to have for dinner or the email you forgot to respond to or the March Madness game you ...

5 Ways to Stay Sane When You Have to Slog Through

March 17, 2014 From the archives of the Department of Irony, I found myself overwhelmed this past week while working on a book whose title is Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative. I was at the point in the process where I had to read through about 400 pages of interview excerpts and ...

What Does Mindfulness Even Mean, Anyway?

March 10, 2014 If you do a Google search on the word “mindfulness” you’ll find close to 6.5 million results. Safe to say you could spend the rest of the day reading through all of that and still have a lot left to read. (Probably not the most mindful use of your time, ...