What is Team Building and Why It’s Critical to Your Business’ Success

For this article by Jo Ilfeld, Executive Leadership Coach on team building, the image shows a diverse group of men and women taking a selfie.

What is Team Building?How Team Building Can Make Your Group More Effective & High PerformingWhat Are The Goals Of Your Team Building Program?Who Should Participate In Your Team Building Program?What Type Of Team Building Activities Should You Include?Create An Atmosphere Where Participants ParticipateBenefits Of A Team Building ProgramWhat Are The Steps To Planning An Effective…

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What Would It Take To Ask For Help?

For this article by Jo Ilfeld, Executive Leadership Coach on asking for help, the image shows a woman in a lake with a sign saying Help

How do you feel about asking for help? “It takes a village to run your life,” my Mom used to joke. To be honest, this made me feel a little awkward and uncomfortable, as though there was something wrong with me that I needed help, whether it was an au-pair to help with my kids…

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What Are Your Goals for 2023?

For this article by Jo Ilfeld, Executive Leadership Coach on 2023 goals, the image shows years 2023 2022

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about 2023 and what plans I want to make as well as what goals to set. For the first time in recent memory, I don’t want to make any big changes as the New Year rolls around, but instead, want to nurture and maintain what I already have. For…

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Is It Time to Hire a Leadership Coach?

For this article by Jo Ilfeld, Executive Leadership Coach on leadership coaches, the image shows a business man standing in front of a meeting

Do you have a key contributor on your team, who has a tremendous amount of knowledge and valuable experience but seems to rub other team members the wrong way or creates friction? Don’t wait any longer. NOW is the best time to reach out to an executive or leadership coach before the situation deteriorates and…

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Do You Share Your Insights With Others?

Do you share your insights with other team members or peers? If you have ever thought, “I bet this is so crazy; I can’t believe this happens to anyone else,” then it’s time to share these thoughts with your peers because it’s likely others are feeling the same. When you discuss these insights with your…

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What Can You Learn From Success? 

For this article by Jo Ilfeld, Executive Leadership Coach on success, the image shows a business woman smiling.

Do you take the time to celebrate the accomplishments of your team and learn from success, or do you find they get lost in the frustrations of the present moment and the work they haven’t done yet? I see this all too often in my team development work. Team members give a nod to their…

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Five Ways To Tell If You’re Getting Wiser

For this article by Jo Ilfeld, Executive Leadership Coach on leadership lessons, the image the Indigo Girls live in concert.

This article was first published by Forbes I recently had the pleasure of seeing one of my favorite bands live in concert. It was an anniversary gift from my husband and my first live show in years! To my complete surprise, as the Indigo Girls came onstage and started singing “Least Complicated,” I felt my…

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Tough Conversations – Another Perspective 

For this article by Jo Ilfeld, Executive Leadership Coach on tough conversations, the image shows two diverse men talking with serious faces.

Tough conversations at work can leave you feeling upset, hurt, and downright angry. Often, these emotions continue to build and build as you reflect on what was said. I know I have experienced this, and I’m sure you have, too. Yet, what I want to explore here is how can you turn this negative experience…

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Do You Feel Silenced at Work? 

For this article by Jo Ilfeld, Executive Leadership Coach on being silenced at work, the image shows a woman with her eyes over her face in front of a laptop.

Do you feel silenced at work? Silenced by your boss, peers, or even direct reports? Even when you’re an accomplished professional, at the top of your field, you can still end up feeling silenced by the people around you. Perhaps you don’t feel this way, but it’s my hunch that someone who is working with…

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Are You In the ‘In Group’ at Work?

For this article by Jo Ilfeld, Executive Leadership Coach on the In Group in the workplace, the image shows a woman standing by herself away from a group.

Are you in the ‘In Group’ at work or do you feel left out? My client was feeling left out and and I needed to help her. My recent discussion with a client inspired this week’s learning snack video. After her recent hire, my client was given an office stuck on the outskirts, in a…

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