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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach | Favorite Books of 2022

My Favorite Books of 2021

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 27, 2022

I often get asked for my book recommendations so here are my favorite reads of 2021. This article was first published in Forbes. Four Thousand Weeks, Time Management For Mortals by Oliver Burkeman. This is not the time management book that most of us are looking for but it is the time management book that many…

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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach| What am I reading this Summer 2020?

What Am I Reading this Summer?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 10, 2020

Every few months someone asks me “When are you doing your newsletter on what you’re reading again? I use it to pick my next reads.” I’m honored that you want to know what I’m reading and enjoying. I’ve actually had a lot more time to read lately (thank you Covid?) but I have to confess,…

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The Financial Times Business Book of the Month

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | February 24, 2020

People tell me they often appreciate my book reviews since I’ve taken some of the legwork out of it for them to find both interesting and helpful reads. This month I’m focusing on one book in particular: Optimal Outcomes: Free Yourself from Conflict at Work, at Home, and in Life. This book was recently named…

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Here’s what’s on my nightstand. . .

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | October 22, 2019

Here’s what I am reading this month!

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Executive Leadership Coach | Top Books of 2018 | What Are You Reading in 2019

Here’s What I’m Reading in 2019, What Are You?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 29, 2019

As my clients and friends know about me, I’m an avid reader. I love reading fiction, I love reading leadership books, productivity books, and occasionally I’ll even sprinkle in a great non-fiction book people have been raving about to me.

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How candid are you really?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 6, 2018

I’m writing this blog from one of my favorite places in my world which is Carmel, California. Although the weather is cold and overcast today, I can still feel my whole body relax in this cozy coastal town. What are the places where you can feel your shoulders drop and your mind clear of the…

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What’s different between you and your CEO?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | April 24, 2018

In a recent blog, I asked for podcast recommendations so I wanted to start by acknowledging all of you who responded to my last email with your own podcast recommendations – THANK YOU! I’m trying to upload some of them currently to my iPhone and making my way through so I appreciate the suggestions. Perhaps in…

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Is time flying for you, too?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | April 17, 2018

Raise your hand if you too, can’t believe it’s April. I’m barely used to writing 2018 when I write the date. Sadly it does seem to be true that time slips away much faster the older you get.​​​​​​​ Time is an interesting beast, right?  I think so too – that’s why this blog incites come…

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I’m Trying Something New Here

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | February 26, 2018

My good friend, the awesome Dr. Sara Gottfried has started doing what she calls 7 bullet Fridays which she stole from the infamous Tim Ferris. Here’s my 5 talking points version: 1. I’ve been reflecting a lot on the nature of fear this past weekend. My family and I, along with several close family friends,…

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My First Advice Column

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | February 26, 2018

 I’ve always wanted to secretly be an advice columnist so I was thrilled when I got this email: “This is NOT urgent, but it is a compliment … Given that you read and listen to everything, (ed note: not everything but I do try to stay up-to-date) I wanted to kindly, graciously request Dr. Jo’s Recommended Top 5 Book (or articles)…

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