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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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Three Signs That Your Slide Deck Stinks

July 5, 2011 Earlier this year, I was with an executive who was proudly showing me the Power Point presentation he had prepared for an upcoming strategic offsite. We got through three slides and he turned to me and asked me what I thought so far. I asked if he really wanted to...

New Leadership Lessons from Yoga

July 1, 2011 So, let me first assure you that the picture that comes with this post has not been Photoshopped. That is me in my business clothes standing on my head alongside Melissa, one of my good buddies from yoga. The back story is that yesterday I went straight from a meeting...

Three Things to Consider Before You Quit Your Job in a Huff

June 28, 2011 The big buzz in baseball last week was the sudden resignation of Washington Nationals manager, Jim Riggleman. As Dave Sheinin reported in the Washington Post, the Nats had just beaten the Seattle Mariners to go over .500 in June for the first time in six years. It was then that...

Leadership in Action at the CDC

June 27, 2011 Last week, I had the good fortune to follow Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control, as a speaker to the leadership fellows of his agency. His remarks were so fascinating that I was honestly a little disappointed when he wrapped up and it was time for...

What Can You Do with a Ten Minute Break?

June 23, 2011 Today's post is short and sweet as I have about 10 minutes before they shut the door on my plane. Which raises the question, "What can you do with a 10 minute break?" That question is on my mind because I spent a good part of yesterday talking with rising...

Are You an IBM or a Dell?

June 17, 2011 The title of this post reminds me of the "I'm a Mac. I'm a PC" TV commercials from a couple of years ago. The question, "Are you an IBM or a Dell?" was inspired by an article I read this week in The Economist. As it happens, this year is...

Conan O'Brien Explains How to Make Lemonade Out of Lemons

June 15, 2011 This is the time of year when commencement addresses are given at high schools and colleges across the country. The speech that's getting a lot of buzz this year is the one that late night TV comic Conan O'Brien gave at Dartmouth College. You may remember that last year O'Brien...

Introducing the Leadership Development Roundtable Challenge!

June 15, 2011 My always innovative blogging buddy, Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership, has assembled a group of leadership bloggers (including yours truly) to participate in a monthly Leadership Development Roundtable Challenge. Welcome to the first edition of the Challenge. Each month, a core member of The Roundtable will introduce a leadership challenge...

Five Signs That You're So Busy Doing That You Don't See What Needs To Be Done

June 13, 2011 One of the things I do on a regular basis is speak to groups of new and high potential executives about what they can do to succeed in bigger jobs. In the run-up to those sessions, I often to ask them to complete a short self-assessment on how they think...

Is Your Risk to Reward Ratio Out of Whack?

June 10, 2011 Yesterday, I was in Pittsburgh talking with a group of executives from different companies headquartered there about what they had taken away from my book, The Next Level. It was a really interesting conversation as everyone shared their lessons learned and ongoing challenges with taking on bigger leadership roles. One...

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