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Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach | What Are You Avoiding?

What Are You Avoiding?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 28, 2021

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how there’s always something we are avoiding but different types of people are avoiding different types of things. Are you a hard-driving, hard-charging personality? Then you might be avoiding rest or taking time for yourself. Or are you facing a really big task that seems overwhelming and you…

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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach| What’s Stressing Out Your Employees?

What’s Stressing Out Your Employees?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 26, 2021

Stressed employees are unproductive employees. Companies lose billions annually because of stressed-out employees who are unproductive and uninvested. A survey on workers under stress revealed that 41% felt less productive, 33% felt less engaged, and 15% felt compelled to look for a new job— all bad news for a business. Plus, they aren’t just employees,…

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Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach|When Is a Hell Yes Not a Good Thing?

When Is a Hell Yes Not a Good Thing?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 4, 2021

We often hear that if it’s not a hell yes, then it’s a no. I share a different opinion. I say: maybe it’s time to think again before proceeding. Why? Because oftentimes these hell yesses that our first instincts jump at, don’t line up with our values or what we really want more of for…

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Shifting The Way You Work In A Coronavirus World – A Panel Discussion

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 19, 2020

 I was so thrilled to be joined this morning by two amazing colleagues. We hosted a panel discussion on how to change the way you work during this time of the Coronavirus pandemic. We covered three main areas of that we’ve found are crucial to consider as you transition your working world from the office…

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Process or people? What matters more in your work culture?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 15, 2019

I recently returned home from a trip to Japan for work. One thing that struck me about being in Japan was how much some of the little things, that we often ignore in the US, really matter. Let me give you an example. My husband and I were walking along an outdoor market in Kyoto…

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What are YOUR rules to live by?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 8, 2018

I read this interesting blog post by Seth Godin several months ago on what are Bonnie’s rules for being a better client of website design services.  They include gems like the following: White space is your friend Be open to things you didn’t imagine Nothing takes a second Tell me the problem, not the solution Then I…

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What I Learned on Vacation

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | July 15, 2018

The past two weeks I’ve been traveling with my family through Europe, wonderfully disengaged from work and business mode. It’s the “It’s Monday so it must be Holland, it’s Tuesday so it must be Italy,” type of trip. I wanted to give my brood a sense of Europe in the hopes that they will return later on their own…

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Is time flying for you, too?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | April 17, 2018

Raise your hand if you too, can’t believe it’s April. I’m barely used to writing 2018 when I write the date. Sadly it does seem to be true that time slips away much faster the older you get.​​​​​​​ Time is an interesting beast, right?  I think so too – that’s why this blog incites come…

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Three Secrets To Shifting From Busy To Strategic

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 21, 2018

This article was first published on Forbes.com. I had a really busy fall: meetings scheduled back-to-back, an abundance of presentations and materials to prep, late nights on my computer finalizing details and even turning down new work and interesting opportunities. It happens. But, you know you’re overbooked when someone asks for 30 minutes of your time…

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I’m Trying Something New Here

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | February 26, 2018

My good friend, the awesome Dr. Sara Gottfried has started doing what she calls 7 bullet Fridays which she stole from the infamous Tim Ferris. Here’s my 5 talking points version: 1. I’ve been reflecting a lot on the nature of fear this past weekend. My family and I, along with several close family friends,…

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