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Quiz: How Likely Are You to Boost Productivity by 40%?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 13, 2014

This is a guest post courtesy of my friend, the talented coach Deborah Galuk of HumanRx. Early in my career I had a great job, loved my work and my boss, Jan Dolejsi. My clients were achieving their goals, my reputation was growing and I was acknowledged with a few awards, too. SWEET!

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what makes a leader?

What Makes A Leader?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | November 7, 2013

Many people believe that either you’re a natural leader or you’re not. I disagree. I think that great leaders are lurking within every single one of us and it’s up to us to find ways to tap into those leadership qualities.

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What does Workplace Courage Look Like?

What Does Workplace Courage Look Like?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 26, 2013

Two weeks ago I gave a talk on the San Jose Ebay/Paypal campus on why your fear of failure might be slowing your success.

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Why Aren’t Women Getting Paid What They’re Truly Worth?

Why Aren’t Women Getting Paid What They’re Truly Worth?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 29, 2013

By Jo Ilfeld & Guest Blogger: Allison Bliss Women earn less than men. We know that. And in the corporate world, it’s explained with talk of discrimination and glass ceilings.

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Time Management For The Busy - What's On Your "Not-To-Do" List?

Time Management For The Busy – What’s On Your “Not-To-Do” List?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 22, 2013

A little while ago I was interviewed for an interview series that gives advice to mom entrepreneurs starting their own businesses.

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Is Your Small Business Really Ready For Rapid Growth?

Is Your Small Business Really Ready For Rapid Growth?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | June 6, 2013

Remember those nights at college when you were torn between starting your midterm paper or heading out with your friends? Ever feel like that now? A few weeks ago I was running with my devoted running partner and longtime friend and telling her about the place I find myself in my coaching practice right now.

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What’s Your Networking IQ? (Or Why Entrepreneurs Should Bother Networking)

What’s Your Networking IQ? (Or Why Entrepreneurs Should Bother Networking)

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 16, 2013

Don’t roll your eyes at me just because you read the word networking! Let’s be honest: Networking often conjures up images of pushy people cornering you and trying to convince you that you need their products or services within 30 seconds of meeting them.

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Is Your Business Ready For Summer Vacation?

Is Your Business Ready For Summer Vacation?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | April 25, 2013

Have you planned your summer vacation schedule yet?  Does it include luxurious and relaxing time away from your business? If you answered “no,” let’s you and me talk about some finer delegation skills.

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is marketing a ploy?

Is Marketing a Ploy?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | April 4, 2013

No matter what issue in their lives or business have brought clients to my door, at some point the conversation always turned to their marketing plan (or lack thereof). Of course this is normal: if you have a business, you’re going to need to do marketing. It’s up to you to figure out how to…

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The Five-Minute Business Booster (Or How Gratitude Can Help Your Business)

The Five-Minute Business Booster (Or How Gratitude Can Help Your Business)

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | December 10, 2012

It feels like just yesterday we were gathered around the table for the ritual Thanksgiving holiday dinner. Originally conceived as a gratitude feast, more often these days all our holiday dinners resemble feasts of enormous amounts of food, family members and yes, sometimes familial tensions. So it seems fitting that we might also want to give…

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