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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 Signs You’re Taking on Too Much

April 15, 2013 NBA star Kobe Bryant blew out his Achilles tendon in a game last Friday night. In a last ditch effort to get the Lakers into the playoffs, the 34 year old, 17 year veteran logged more than 40 minutes a game in his last 10 outings. As Bill Plaschke explains ...

The Rutgers Basketball Fiasco: Leadership, Responsibility and Accountability

April 10, 2013 If you follow sports or even just the news in general, you’ve likely seen the video of Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice shoving his players, hitting them with thrown balls and screaming homophobic slurs at them during practices last year. Make that former Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice because ...

What You Can Learn from Google's Most Popular Training Course

April 8, 2013 In this installment of Mindful Mondays, I’m sharing two resources brought to us by Google’s Jolly Good Fellow, Chade –Meng Tan. Even though he started out as an engineer at Google, Jolly Good Fellow is Meng-Tan’s job title today. He earned it by coming up with the most popular internal ...

How Do You Deal with an Abusive Leader?

April 3, 2013 Five years ago, I wrote a blog post that recapped reporting fromThe New York Times on just how tough mayoral aspirant Congressman Anthony Weiner was to work for. (Yes, the same Anthony Weiner who resigned from Congress a couple of years later for sending risqué direct messages to select followers ...

3 Ways to be More Present In the Moment

April 1, 2013 In the closing session of a recent Next Level Leadership® group coaching program, I asked the participants to talk about what had changed for them over the previous six or seven months. A number of them talked about how they had made changes to be more consistently present with their ...

3 Reasons Every Man Should Read Sheryl Sandberg’s 'Lean In'

March 28, 2013 So, it’s pretty clear that Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, doesn’t need any help from me in promoting her new book, Lean In. (For more on Sandberg on this blog check out Wondering ‘Am I A Good Leader?’ Take the Sheryl Sandberg Test.) In what is the most impressive book launch ...

Mindful Mondays – What Are Your Triggers?

March 18, 2013 A big part of being a mindful leader is knowing your triggers. As emotional intelligence expert Daniel Goleman and others remind us, one of the biggest differences between human beings and other animals is our capacity to manage the gap between stimulus and response. A trigger is one form of ...

Mindful Mondays: Take a Break

March 11, 2013 Welcome back to the new Mindful Mondays feature on the Next Level Blog. As I explain in this brief video, my goal with this series is to offer some simple, practical ideas that you can apply immediately to be a more mindful leader. This week, I’m sharing a simple but ...

5 Rules for Leading Through Uncertainty

March 7, 2013 A lot of my clients work in Washington, DC. They’re either executives in Federal agencies or executives in companies that do a lot of business with Federal agencies. Right now, they’re all talking about sequestration – that wonderful process in which Congress mandates across the board budget cuts without any ...

Giving a Team Presentation? 3 Things Co-Presenters Need to Do

February 27, 2013 So, the awards season has officially ended now that we know who won Best Actor and Actress, Best Picture and all of the rest of the Oscars handed out at the Academy Awards. Apart from being a fan of the movies, I enjoy watching the show to see how professionals ...