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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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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, ...

3 Simple Ways to Create Space to Think

March 3, 2014 How do you create the space to step back and actually think about what really needs to be done when the input is coming in far faster than the output is going out? Here are three simple ways to create the space to think: Leverage Time. One of the leaders ...

Why It’s Critical to Have an Organizing Principle

February 25, 2014 During the past couple of weeks, I’ve spent a lot of time reading through the transcripts of interviews I’ve been conducting for my new book about simple and practical things leaders can do to be more mindful in their work and life. It’s been a fun process because I’ve had ...

What Can We Learn From a 10-Year-Old About Making a Stand?

February 19, 2014 The adorable 10-year-old girl in the picture with my wife, Diane, and me is Vivienne Harr. We met her at a party at the Wisdom 2.0 conference in San Francisco on Valentine’s Day evening. Earlier that afternoon she spoke to 2,000 people about how her lemonade business has raised over ...

What Brings You Joy as a Leader?

February 11, 2014 Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk who first became publicly known for his efforts to negotiate a peace treaty during the Vietnam War. Since then, he’s taught around the world and has written more than sixty books that have had an influence on people in all walks of ...

The Seventh Circle of Conference Call Hell

February 4, 2014 One of the theories about what makes comedy funny is when the bit does such a great job of describing everyday reality that you laugh out loud in recognition. That’s what made Jerry Seinfeld a wealthy man and it’s what makes this video on the seventh circle of hell known ...

Taking a Mental Note From the Super Bowl Playbook

February 3, 2014 For the first time in a long time, the Super Bowl was blowout. The Seattle Seahawks best defense in the NFL totally shut down the Denver Broncos league best offense in a 43-8 rout. While Peyton Manning and his team struggled to get anything going, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks ...

3 Tips for Leaders Who Want to Keep It Real

January 29, 2014 In case you missed it, here's a link to a great article by The Washington Post’s Alexandria Petri in which she describes how Hillary Clinton attempted to make a connection in a recent speech to the National Association of Automobile Dealers. She shared a story that since the last time ...

Making the Most of Your Limited Engagement

January 27, 2014 Over the weekend, I came across a video and an article that reminded me to be present and make the most of now because my time here on earth is what you might call a “limited engagement.” It’s sort of like a Broadway show with a limited run. Of course, ...

How Not to Be a Weenie Leader

January 24, 2014 Earlier today, someone I care about a lot was the victim of weenie-like behavior from someone in a leadership role who should have known better. Unfortunately, weenies are all around us. You can recognize them by their unique combination of spineless and thoughtless behavior. That and their lack of nutritional ...