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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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3 Executive Productivity Hacks That Any Leader Can Use

July 11, 2014 One of the things I love about my work is getting to meet and learn from some very talented top executives. That happened again recently when a senior vice president in a Fortune 500 client company stopped by for a lunch conversation with participants in our Next Level Leadership® development ...

Put the Phone Down, and No One Gets Hurt

July 9, 2014 If you’re reading this while you’re on vacation or getting ready to go on vacation, this post is for you. Please, please, please, give yourself and your family a break. As I wrote a couple of years ago, the Europeans have it right. They don’t go on vacation, they go ...

7 Ways to Keep Wizard of Oz Syndrome From Killing Your Organization

July 3, 2014 Every so often I come in contact with an organization where everyone is on pins and needles. They’re afraid of their own shadows. Everything is on an urgent deadline. The smallest mistakes or surprises are crises. Any sense of humor remaining is solely of the gallows variety. Here’s what every ...

Habit Hacks That Make a Difference

July 1, 2014 If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile you know that I’m into simple things that are easy to do and likely to make a difference. In my new book, Overworked and Overwhelmed, I call them habit hacks. The manuscript for the book is already done so it’s too late ...

The Three Things You Can Control

June 27, 2014 A good friend of mine, who I’ll refer to here as Rick, is a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force. He’s approaching the end of a 20-year career and just got married a few months ago to a wonderful woman. A couple of weeks ago, much to his surprise, he ...

Two Minutes That Will Make You Feel More Relaxed

June 23, 2014 Chances are that sometime today or this week, you’ll find yourself spun up into a low grade version of fight or flight syndrome. As I explain in my forthcoming book, Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative, to counteract fight or flight you want to develop little breaks of rest and ...

Accepting the Help When You Need It Most

June 17, 2014 In a New York magazine article called “Life, After,” former CNN anchor Miles O’Brien shares his experience of what life has been like since losing most of his left arm a few months ago. O’Brien was on a reporting trip in the Philippines when a heavy camera case fell on ...

What Good Did You Do You Today?

June 9, 2014 I had been working in my hotel room in Wilmington, Delaware, most of the day last Wednesday and decided to head up to the concierge lounge to see if they had anything I could eat for dinner. As I got on the elevator, there was already a gentleman in the ...

Why You Should Be Brief and How to Do It

June 5, 2014 There’s a famous quote that’s often attributed to Mark Twain but actually originated with the French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal: “I would have written you a shorter letter, but I didn’t have the time.” That Pascal was one smart guy. A full 500 years before the information flood that ...

Are You a Segmenter or an Integrator?

June 2, 2014 One of the things I learned in doing the research for my forthcoming book, Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative is that it’s possible to be incredibly busy with a lot on your plate and not feel overworked and overwhelmed. One of the common denominators that I heard from the ...