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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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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 ...

3 Must-Do’s for Leading Through Change

May 29, 2014 As reported in the New York Times this week, the World Bank is in the midst of a two-year restructuring effort. The basic goal of the change is to shift from the Bank’s decades-long regional structure to one that is organized around areas of functional expertise. Another goal is to ...

What Does Your Boss Really Want From You?

May 23, 2014 What’s the most critical relationship you have at work? Any way you slice it, the relationship you have with your boss has to be very close to the top of the list if it doesn’t already occupy the No. 1 spot. Because your relationship with your boss has so much ...

Why Leaders Need to Learn How to Get Angry Without Being Stupid

May 16, 2014 One of the topics I regularly discuss with participants in my leadership workshops is whether or not they should show their anger or frustration when things don’t go well. Most of the time most of the people begin by saying that that’s not an effective leadership move. But when they ...

Nothing Changes Until You Do

May 14, 2014 Have you ever felt like you’re the only one who doubts yourself? Does that little voice inside your head compare you to people who seem like they just totally have everything completely together? Well, guess what. It’s not just you. Most everyone has their own inner critic that’s way too ...

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 ...