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happy thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | November 27, 2013

It’s November and it’s dark so early. I find myself fighting against natural rhythms to hibernate during the winter (eat more/sleep more/ etc).

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happy halloween

Happy Halloween!

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween! As a kid Halloween is fun. You can dress up for one night and be anyone. My daughter is going to be a pink power ranger. My son last year was some grizzly zombie who had a chainsaw through him. Halloween gives you a chance to experiment and try on another identity.

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How To Say No & Mean It

How To Say No & Mean It

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | October 17, 2013

I read this fascinating study recently on how to be more effective in setting boundaries for yourself. The results were clear, startling, and super easy to do in your ordinary life so I had to share them with you.

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3 Keys To Managing Conflicting Leadership Styles

3 Keys To Managing Conflicting Leadership Styles

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | October 10, 2013

Have you ever found yourself butting heads with another leader in your company? Do you ever read memos from others and wonder, “What are they thinking?” Recently my husband and I set out to renovate and add an additional bathroom to our house. It was a project that we’ve talked about for years but finally found…

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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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loss and mourning

Loss and Mourning

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 16, 2013

Last week, Christy Svanemyr, a beautiful soul and very respected colleague was killed in a tragic accident in San Francisco. She died leaving a whole community who loved her mourning. But what touches me so deeply is that she also leaves behind her husband and 1 year-old daughter.

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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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2 Secrets To Being A Wiser Decision Maker

2 Secrets To Being A Wiser Decision Maker

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 15, 2013

How do you make decisions? Do you journal? List the pros and cons? Play devil’s advocate with yourself (or a loved one)?

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Four Secrets to Conquering To-Do List Overwhelm Forever

Four Secrets to Conquering To-Do List Overwhelm Forever

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 2, 2013

Here’s the truth: you will never respond to every email, you will never catch up on every interesting FB post or tweet, and you will never read every article that might be relevant or beneficial to your career.

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the beatles

“We Get By With A Little Help From Our Friends”

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | July 11, 2013

Okay, the Beatles weren’t really intending to hand out fabulous business advice but they might as well have been.

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