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Your Essential Guide to Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence – What You Need To Know [Infographic]

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 19, 2016

This is a guest post from Davitt Corporate Partners. Over the past number of years there has been a shift away from IQ to EQ.

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would you like to be upward bound in your career

Would you like to be upward-bound in your career?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | October 15, 2015

I’m part of a great coaching bookclub and our last pick is a fabulous read for managers and leaders alike who want more progress, more results and more leadership opportunities. “Act Like A Leader, Think Like A Leader” by Herminia Ibarra was written by a business school professor at INSEAD who provides both evidence and…

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Turn Your Team's Conflict Into Creative Solutions with Thrive, Inc's Dynamic Duo

Turn Your Team’s Conflict Into Creative Solutions with Thrive, Inc’s Dynamic Duo

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 13, 2015

I frequently watch (and recommend) Ted Talks. In less than 20 minutes I can learn new ideas with compelling speakers. However, I don’t usually get the pleasure of recommending a talk from brilliant and engaging friends and colleagues. CrisMarie and Susan are two partners who work with teams in conflict recently rocked TedxWhitefish with their…

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successful people need help too

Successful People Need Help Too!​

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | July 23, 2015

I’ve been following well-known executive coach and best-selling author Marshall Goldsmith for several years now. What I love about him is his no-nonsense take on how people view change and how to actually do it. He gave a great talk at a recent Inc. Conference and has posted short (3 minute) excerpts on his website.

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why is my body not working like i want

Why Is My Body Not Working Like I Want?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | April 2, 2015

One of my closest friends, Dr. Sara Gottfried, just wrote her second book, “The Hormone Reset Diet.” I’m not recommending it because you need to lose weight. Because you don’t! You look fabulous just as you are right now! But there are two exceptional things about this book:

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People Skills: The 3 Must-Read Books to Help You Improve Yours Instantly

People Skills: The 3 Must-Read Books to Help You Improve Yours Instantly

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | December 21, 2014

Or at least instantly get the ideas to help you improve them People skills, like any other skill, need constant updating, evolving and upgrading. Books are a great way to up-level your people management and leadership skills, easily and effectively.

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Are You A Powerful Communicator?

Are You A Powerful Communicator?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | October 8, 2014

70% of your communications are non-verbal. It’s possible you’ve heard this statistic (or some variation of it) but do you know how to interpret it? How to change your non-verbal communications and become a powerful communicator?

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a leadership tale of two bookshelves

A Leadership Tale Of Two Bookshelves

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 15, 2014

Recently I was at my friend Sara’s house to do yoga together on a rainy, non-running day. Afterwards – making tea and catching up on our lives – I spotted her bookshelf and had to laugh.

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jo recommends summer book suggestions

Jo Recommends: Summer Book Suggestions

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | July 11, 2013

Quiet Leadership – David Rock – As a coach, I have of course gone through countless hours of coaching training plus client time to develop the skill of having productive conversations that move you, your work and your team forward. Most managers however, never get the training to develop this skill set. Enter David Rock’s…

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Are you in Balance? If not read this!

Are you in Balance? If not read this!

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 6, 2013

Let me start this blog with a little story. Once a long, long time ago, I joined a second-time Mom’s group when my second son was born.

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