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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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Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach|How not to start off your New Year

How Not to Start off Your New Year

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 24, 2021

It’s Saturday morning January 2nd. I often hike with one of my best friends on Saturdays. During Covid, we began embarking on weekly longer up and downhill 6-mile hikes.  Jo: It’s raining here in Berkeley. Is it raining by you? Sara: I’ll check. Just looks foggy here, no rain. Jo: So should we go today?…

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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach| Do you have an agenda?

Do You Have an Agenda?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 29, 2020

Have you ever gotten to a party and thought, “Huh, I don’t think this is what I expected?” This is exactly what happens when we show up at a meeting where there is no agenda. Your challenge this week is to review your meeting schedule. If there is a meeting on there that you don’t…

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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach| Too Many Meetings

You Have Too Many Meetings

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 8, 2020

You have too many meetings. It’s the simple truth.  But as a leader, you need to set aside time weekly, if not daily for deep, strategic thought. After all, that’s why you are in the leadership role. Problem: How do you carve out the time for strategic thought when you are in meetings from early…

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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach| Five Mistakes To Avoid With Partially Remote Employees: Lessons From Biotech

Five Mistakes To Avoid With Partially Remote Employees: Lessons From Biotech

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 20, 2020

Article originally appeared in Forbes It’s time to return to the office. Or is it? How can newly hybrid companies best manage the divide between in-person and remote workers? Reaching out to biotech company CEOs, I learned crucial do’s and don’ts. When shelter-in-place hit the Bay Area, many biotech companies found themselves with most of…

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Jo Ilfeld | Intent |Executive Leadership Coach| Do You Know the Difference between Impact and Intent?

Do You Know the Difference between Impact and Intent?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 10, 2020

We think we know the difference but often when apologizing for our actions or mistakes, we tend to emphasize intent over impact. When we do this, it ends up sounding like you are making excuses for yourself instead of taking responsibility for the impact you had on others. Watch this week’s learning snack to find…

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