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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 Bobs Show It's Not All About Them

July 19, 2010 Don't you hate it when a point you've been making to others on a regular basis is made by someone else and you realize you still have a long way to go yourself on the point you've been making? If you're still with me after that long sentence, I'll fess...

Thank You for Not Giving Me Cash

July 16, 2010 There were some interesting reader poll results in the daily SmartBrief on Leadership newsletter this week. The question was, "What's the most satisfying reward you can receive for a job well done?" The number one answer, with 30% of the responses, was "cold hard cash." The interesting part was the...

The Business Travel Diva's Rules for Family Vacations

July 15, 2010 It's that favorite time of year. Summer, when the road warrior, business travel divas deign to disrupt their routine to fly with their families on vacation. You can spot them easily. They'll be the people who are walking about a quarter mile ahead instinctively passing on the left and otherwise...

Leadership Lessons in Classlessness and Class

July 12, 2010 Last week, in my post, Five Signs You Might Be a Tool, I made a passing reference to the way that LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers. During the televised LeBron-a-thon, I lost count of how many times he used the words, me, my, mine and I to say nothing...

Five Signs That You Might Be a Tool

July 9, 2010 If you're a sports fan and hang around with teenagers and college students on a regular basis, you might be suspecting that today's post is inspired by LeBron James. Actually, it's not although anyone who doesn't bother to call his hometown employer of seven years before announcing on a prime...

How to Kiss and Make Up

July 7, 2010 It's pretty likely that if you're a leader you will, from time to time, have public disagreements or falling outs with other leaders. It's just the nature of things. Some of their goals conflict with yours even though you share common interests on other fronts. When you get cross ways...

How to Run a Staff Meeting

July 1, 2010 There's an interesting video on the New York Times web site that offers a peek inside the daily staff meeting of the team responsible for cleaning up the Gulf oil spill. It's about three minutes long and is worth a look if you want to see how an efficient staff...

Three Lessons from the Longest Serving Senator

June 28, 2010 Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia died in the early morning hours of Monday. As reported by Adam Clymer in the New York Times, he was 92 and served 51 years in the U.S. Senate following six years in the House of Representatives. That made him the longest serving...

Who's The Boss?

June 24, 2010 If you haven't read the full Rolling Stone article on General Stanley McChrystal, it's worth 15 minutes of your time to do so. The RS reporter, Michael Hastings, had pretty much unfettered access to McChrystal and his top aides over the course of a month in Paris and Afghanistan. The...

What Am I Supposed To Be Learning From This?

June 22, 2010 A long time ago in a land far away, I worked for a year as a first year associate in a now defunct Wall Street investment bank. It was a stressful, but educational experience. What did I learn? Lots of things. Things like the recruiting process is not necessarily the...

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