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Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach| Are You Paying Attention to the Other Stakeholders?

Are You Paying Attention to the Other Stakeholders?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | December 2, 2020

Have you ever been driving down the freeway and someone cut right in front of you and you thought, “Oh my God, did they even see me? Do they even realize that I’m here?” When we first start to learn to drive, our main focus is on not hitting anybody or anything. But once you…

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Jo Ilfeld | Learn from the Past|Executive Leadership Coach| How to Learn from the past to be Preventative

How Do You Turn a Painful Sunburn into a Teaching Moment?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 22, 2020

This week’s learning snack is inspired by my daughter’s unfortunate mishap. After she suffered a really nasty sunburn the other week, I took good care of her burn but at the same time I talked to her about how this painful incident will change how she thinks about sunscreen in the future. That instead of…

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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach| Five Mistakes To Avoid With Partially Remote Employees: Lessons From Biotech

Five Mistakes To Avoid With Partially Remote Employees: Lessons From Biotech

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 20, 2020

Article originally appeared in Forbes It’s time to return to the office. Or is it? How can newly hybrid companies best manage the divide between in-person and remote workers? Reaching out to biotech company CEOs, I learned crucial do’s and don’ts. When shelter-in-place hit the Bay Area, many biotech companies found themselves with most of…

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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach| Tips for Remote Working

The 10 Best Practices For Successful Suddenly Remote Teams

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 14, 2020

Previously published on Like many of you, most of my clients have had their co-located teams suddenly become remote teams in the previous month(s). Through guiding my clients and their teams to a successful new iteration of effective remote teaming, I’ve found these are the 10 most crucial things to get right for both…

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Gratitude, Giving Myself an ‘A’ and my FREE Crisis Summit

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | April 9, 2020

As we move further into April, I find myself increasingly grateful for the high quality of interactions we can STILL have while being virtual. I was able to conduct and record a live panel with two of my colleagues on how to shift your work in a Coronavirus world. We had an awesome live turnout…

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Shifting The Way You Work In A Coronavirus World – A Panel Discussion

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 19, 2020

 I was so thrilled to be joined this morning by two amazing colleagues. We hosted a panel discussion on how to change the way you work during this time of the Coronavirus pandemic. We covered three main areas of that we’ve found are crucial to consider as you transition your working world from the office…

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what assessments can do for our leadership

Do you know about this leadership hack?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | October 8, 2018

I’m currently sitting at the back of the room during my weekend launch with my executive MBA class. In case you didn’t know, I teach Leadership Intelligence to the executive MBA cohort at Sonoma State University. (You might be wondering why I’m typing at the back of the room if I’m teaching – someone else…

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Are You in the Bay Area?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 24, 2015

It feels like the height of immodesty to recommend yourself but here goes. . . I’m co-leading a workshop on October 14th for East Bay Haas Alumni (but all others are welcome) on Moving Up the Career Ladder: 3 Skills You Need to Stand-Out and Get Promoted. It’s being hosted by the Law firm, Wendel,…

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Fun Team-Building Activities (For People Who Hate Team-Building!)

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 17, 2015

Have you ever noticed that a lot of the people looking forward to team-building and company off-sites are the really outgoing employees?

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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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