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Jo Ilfeld | Ambition |Executive Leadership Coach| Ambition vs. Gratitude

Ambition vs. Gratitude

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | October 14, 2021

Ambition vs. gratitude and the tension between the two.  Do you feel that there is so much in your life that is going well and yet you still want something more? And then you feel guilty because you feel you are not grateful enough for what you do have? Many of my clients feel this…

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Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach |Getting the 30,000-Foot View

Getting the 30,000-Foot View

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 25, 2021

How do you get that 30 000 foot view of the lay of the land, that big picture? In today’s world, we seem to be pulled in so many different directions that it can be almost impossible to see the wider view of what’s going on in our work. We find ourselves putting out fires…

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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 Your Team Only As Strong As Its Leader

Is Your Team Only As Strong As Its Leader?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | July 11, 2017

With Travis Kalanick’s departure from Uber, there are numerous blogs and funds watching to see if Uber can maintain its unicorn status and growth predictions without its number one leader and founder. In my mind that’s one big problem for Uber right there. Why is its leader seen as responsible for the company’s phenomenal success?…

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readiness quiz to determine if career coaching would work for you

A Readiness Quiz & Guide To Determine If Leadership Coaching Would Work For You

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | December 17, 2015

Here’s a typical conversation I have at parties: Person: “So what do you do?” Me: “I’m an executive leadership coach.” Person:“Hmm, so what do you do exactly?” Me: “Well I’m really great at helping people improve their interpersonal interactions and relationships at work. I tend to work with corporate and business leaders who are very…

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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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what you should do about negative feedback

What Should You Do About Negative Feedback (Especially When It’s Personal)

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | October 30, 2014

“Across 248 reviews from 28 companies, managers, whether male or female, gave female employees more negative feedback than they gave male employees. Second, 76 percent of the negative feedback given to women included some kind of personality criticism, such as comments that the woman was “abrasive,” “judgmental” or “strident.” Only 2 percent of men’s critical…

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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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The Road To Hell Is Paved With. . .

The Road To Hell Is Paved With. . .

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | July 3, 2014

The road to hell is paved with good intentions — right??? Have you noticed that there hasn’t been a blog post for over a month? Hmm. . . me neither apparently.

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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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