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Are You A Powerful Communicator?

Are You A Powerful Communicator?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | October 8, 2014

70% of your communications are non-verbal. It’s possible you’ve heard this statistic (or some variation of it) but do you know how to interpret it? How to change your non-verbal communications and become a powerful communicator?

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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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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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a leadership tale of two bookshelves

A Leadership Tale Of Two Bookshelves

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 15, 2014

Recently I was at my friend Sara’s house to do yoga together on a rainy, non-running day. Afterwards – making tea and catching up on our lives – I spotted her bookshelf and had to laugh.

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The "Too-Well Lived" Life? What To Do When You're Overfull

The “Too-Well Lived” Life? – What To Do When You’re Overfull

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 27, 2014

Some topics arise for me when I hear multiple clients talking about the same thing, or I see them “out there” in the world and in our culture.

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Your New Year’s Resolutions: Where Are They Now?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 30, 2014

Well, we are now at the end of January. Did you make New Year’s resolutions? Are you still on course? One of my biggest New Year’s goals was to do more schedule blocking. I have loved being an entrepreneur because of the flexibility it afforded me to schedule appointments whenever I needed to, volunteer at…

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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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