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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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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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My Top 5 Take Aways from Wisdom 2.0

My Top 5 Take Aways from Wisdom 2.0

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 20, 2013

Wisdom 2.0 is where the High-Tech world of Silicon Valley meets the Low-Tech world of mindfulness, meditation and self-awareness. For me it is the perfect blend that inspires my coaching; essentially how you survive in the business without losing yourself in it.

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Calling All Entrepreneurs: Help Wanted? The Ultimate Guide for Solopreneurs to Knowing When, How and Who to Hire

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | February 21, 2013

This month I interviewed my awesome friend Natasha Vorompiova of SystemsRock  about what entrepreneurs really need to know about when to get good help and where to find it.

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Everything I know about Business I Learned from Disneyland

Everything I Know About Business I Learned from Disneyland

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | February 7, 2013

Some women marry into a family of sailors or charade-players. I instead married into a family of Disneyland aficionados. On our most recent trip to the happiest place on earth, I couldn’t help but notice how skillfully Disney creates a complete family experience.

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What Kind of Leader Are You?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 31, 2013

I recently discovered a well-established leadership theory (Rooke and Torbert, HBR April, 2005) that divides individuals into 7 types of leaders. The theory, as it reads, conceives these 7 leadership types as different developmental levels that people evolve through on their leadership path.

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welcome to success reboot

Welcome to Success Reboot!

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 30, 2012

About Jo: Jo Ilfeld is an executive leadership coach who specializes in working with recently promoted managers and leaders who are struggling to navigate their new responsibilities.

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