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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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Is Your Team Only As Strong As Its Leader

Is Your Team Only As Strong As Its Leader?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | July 11, 2017

With Travis Kalanick’s departure from Uber, there are numerous blogs and funds watching to see if Uber can maintain its unicorn status and growth predictions without its number one leader and founder. In my mind that’s one big problem for Uber right there. Why is its leader seen as responsible for the company’s phenomenal success?…

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this is why i pay full price

This is Why I Pay Full Price

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 17, 2017

It’s springtime in the Bay Area and you know what that means? Yes! Lots of spring school auctions. Bid on this dinner, this massage, this gift certificate to a local store. It all sounds reasonable. And a great bargain!

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feeling overwhelmed

Feeling Overwhelmed? What is YOUR True Limit?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 15, 2017

True confession here. Although the majority of my clients at one time or another turn to me for some time/energy management help, I’m always walking that journey alongside my clients. No matter how much I know (and practice) of optimal time management practices, I still find myself at times, well simply, overwhelmed.

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want to have it all

Want to have it all? Read this first…

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 5, 2017

Have you ever felt like you were on a treadmill: you’re working incredibly hard but just not gaining ground? (Yes, I’ve felt this way too!)

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A Leader’s Guide: What’s Worth Tracking?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 28, 2016

Picture this — I’m in my tennis lesson when I look down at my Apple Watch to check my heart rate. And instead of seeing a heart rate, I see the ambiguous searching circle. Where is my heart rate?!

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one big team challenge

One Big Team Challenge

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | October 22, 2015

A recent observation about teamwork comes courtesy of my mother-in-law. My son was playing in a local tennis tournament recently. He plays singles and doubles, but for tournament’s doubles, they pair you randomly with another player your age.

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A 3-Step Process To Go From Meeting Fatigue to Meeting Magic

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | July 30, 2015

I work with a lot of highly analytical and smart people. (If you’re one of my past or present clients reading this – yes I mean you!) And one of their big frustrations is meetings!

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Renaissance (Wo)Man Or Expert? Time Management For The New Millennium

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | July 9, 2015

This past year I had the honor and privilege of leading a Lean-In Circle. The participants were an amazing group of women and leaders and I was honored to spend the year with them. While we didn’t entirely follow along the Lean In curriculum as specified by Sheryl Sandberg and co, we did take advantage…

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