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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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Obama's 100-Day Report Card

April 29, 2009 Everyone's talking about President Obama's first 100 days and how he's doing so far. Since Obama is the ultimate case of a leader moving up to the next level, I thought I'd add my assessment by offering a report card on his performance as measured against the Next Level model ...

Swine Flu Briefing: A Lesson in How to Run a Town Hall Meeting

April 28, 2009 One of the basics in the senior leader's communications repertoire is the town hall meeting. Sometimes (oftentimes?), these meetings can really run off the rails. When they do, it's usually because the leader comes in without the answers that people care most about. Another classic mistake is to come in ...

It's Not the Change, It's the Transition

April 24, 2009 In just about every presentation I've given to leaders since last fall, I've recommended that everyone order their own personal copy of Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change by William Bridges. I'll make the same recommendation to you. If you're a leader and you don't have a copy of ...

Fire Chiefs Share How to Lead in a Crisis

April 22, 2009 Last week, I had the honor of keynoting the annual Executive Fire Officer Program graduate symposium sponsored by the U.S. Fire Administration. One of the things I sometimes do is ask members of my audience what they think about an important question and then share their answers with you. Since ...

Feedback Do's and Don'ts From American Idol

April 19, 2009 Looking for some clear lessons in productive ways to receive feedback? Or, conversely, some excellent examples of how not to receive feedback? Well, if you are, there's this TV show that runs on Tuesday nights that is full of examples on both sides of the equation. You may have heard ...

How to Influence Your New Boss

April 16, 2009 With so many things in play, it's easy to lose track of all the major issues the Obama White House is dealing with. A couple of weeks ago, the focus was on the global economy and the G20 meeting. A few days earlier it was on establishing a new approach ...

Who Am I and Why Am I Here?

April 15, 2009 Government Executive readers who have been around for awhile may remember those two questions from the late Admiral James Stockdale when he participated in the 1992 vice presidential debates with Al Gore and Dan Quayle. They strike me as two good questions to answer as I begin blogging for Government ...