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My Favorite Books of 2021

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 27, 2022 |
Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach | Favorite Books of 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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What Am I Reading this Summer?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 10, 2020 |
Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach| What am I reading this Summer 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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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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