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Relationship Building in Virtual Meetings

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | April 13, 2022

Relationship building in a virtual setting is not always easy. What are some ways to improve relationship building virtually? Firstly, no one wants another Zoom happy hour, I can assure you. But how can you build relationships between team members who have never met in real life? More importantly, how can you build relationship building…

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How can you find compassion when frustrations are boiling over?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 10, 2022

How do you find compassion the next your team leader, colleague or manager snaps at you? I was traveling with a good friend from college recently and at one point in the day, she started to ask me some questions and I snapped at her. I was in the middle of work emails, slightly distracted,…

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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach | Getting Specific About Gratitude

Get Specific About Gratitude

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | December 15, 2021

The holidays are a good time to express gratitude but, to be honest, so is January and February, or any time of the year.  What are you doing to acknowledge the accomplishments of the people who work for you? Try to get as specific as you can as it adds a new level of recognition…

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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach | How to be Compassionately Persistent

How to be Compassionately Persistent

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | November 24, 2021

Is it possible to get your needs met and be compassionate at the same time? Yes, you can and in this video below, I share how a good friend of mine helped me make that realization. I would love to hear your thoughts. What are your suggestions for being persistent in getting your needs met…

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Jo Ilfeld | Emotional Intelligence | Executive Leadership Coach |Amplify Voices on Your Team

Amplify Voices on Your Team

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | October 21, 2021

Have you ever been in a meeting where you said something that you thought was really brilliant and no one really seemed to notice and then a few minutes later, someone else said something remarkably similar and everyone piled onto it? That can be pretty frustrating, right? Believe it or not, I’ve heard more stories…

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Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach |Track Your Turn

Track Your Turn

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | July 28, 2021

Are you taking up more oxygen in the room than others or are you barely contributing to meetings, such that people are wondering why you’re there. An important aspect of emotional intelligence (EQ) is relationship management. Often this means making sure that there is time and space for everyone to get their opinion and thoughts…

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Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach |How To Gracefully Recover When Your Technology Fails During Meetings

How To Gracefully Recover When Your Technology Fails During Meetings

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | July 16, 2021

Article originally appeared in Forbes Last week, I was on a working vacation with my daughter and had a planned meeting with a new connection. Let’s call him John. When I jumped off my previous client call, I was already running two minutes late, which, of course, never feels good. I checked my digital calendar…

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Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach|What are people really saying? Improve your emotional intelligence

What Are People Really Saying?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 14, 2021

Do you ever wonder if what people are saying is what they really mean? The truth is that about 90% of our communication is non-verbal so it’s not the words we say but our actions and body language and our tone of voice. Build up your emotional intelligence (EQ) by learning to read the room.…

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Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach|How to Lead a Productive Online Meeting That Doesn’t Suck

How to lead a productive online meeting that doesn’t suck

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | February 10, 2021

When a lot of us shifted to working from home arrangements, there was a certain novelty in the whole setup. We could put on a nice top and keep our pajamas on, join zoom calls, and eat lunch whenever we wanted. But the change-up in our work from home arrangements is unlikely to come soon;…

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Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach|Giving Feedback: What I learned from puppy training

Giving Feedback: What I learned from puppy training

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 31, 2021

I have learned that when training a puppy, it is so important to give feedback at the exact moment they do something. Why do I bring this up? Because when we are working remotely as so many of us are right now, there is an absence of immediate feedback. By the time people get feedback…

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