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How Not to Start off Your New Year

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 24, 2021 |
Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach|How not to start off your New Year

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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Do You Have an Agenda?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 29, 2020 |
Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach| Do you have an agenda?

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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You Have Too Many Meetings

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 8, 2020 |
Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach| Too Many Meetings

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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Are You Guilty of Unclear Communication?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | July 8, 2020 |

It would be great if you could… It would be lovely if you would… Do you start your requests with phrases like these? But then you feel upset or annoyed when these requests are not done? It’s time to get clear in your communication. Watch this quick learning snack on one communication change that you…

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