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What To Do When Your Big Idea Scares You

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 21, 2015

It’s January. This is the time of resolutions, fresh starts and big visions. For some people, the new year offers a chance to reflect and set new goals. For others, it serves as a new reminder that the time is now to act on your big goal.

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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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How to Improve Leadership Skills: Are You Making these Little-Known Mistakes?

How to Improve Leadership Skills: Are You Making these Little-Known Mistakes?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | November 13, 2014

“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” —Lao Tzu

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Business Communication Skills: How to Build this Effective Tool in Your Leadership Arsenal

Business Communication Skills: How to Build this Effective Tool in Your Leadership Arsenal

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 24, 2014

Business communication skills (or the lack of them, thereof) can either make or break a leader. Great leaders are often singled out for their powerful communication skills.

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What is your "Decision-Making" IQ?

What is your “Decision-Making” IQ?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 5, 2014

When I was in graduate school, we had to figure out complicated economics problems where you were maximizing several variables at once. A complex way of saying – “there’s a lot of factors that go into any good decision.”

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5 signs your people skills need work

Leaders: 5 Signs Your People Skills Need Work

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 14, 2014

There is a theory called the “peter principle” that states that people get promoted to the job where they are the worst. And then they stay put. Which of course means many people have bosses who they believe are awful at their job…

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Where’s Your Next Devil?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | July 28, 2014

Have you ever been really scared? Recently at a family reunion at Lake Tahoe, we stayed at a retreat center that had a ropes course. I thought signing up to do this with my immediate and extended family would be fun.

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What Would You Need To Change To Be More Visible At Work?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 7, 2014

Last week I had new website photos taken (stay tuned for the launch in a month or so hopefully!). Not only did I have an amazing experience, which I know I will end with amazing new shots, I also gained new appreciation for what it takes to increase professional visibility and really be “seen.”

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Who's Mentoring YOU?

Who’s Mentoring YOU?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | February 13, 2014

I was reading some recent research that talked about the great divide in satisfaction with workplace advancement between employees with sponsors and those without sponsors.

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Upcoming Classes & Workshops

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | February 3, 2014

Tired of listening to free webinars that take up sooo much of your time? Worst of all, you end up NOT even getting the advice you were looking forward to.

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