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Post-Mother’s Day Tribute

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 24, 2023 |

How can we be present for our employees without micromanaging them? In honor of Mother’s Day this month, I was talking with three clients, all three of them mothers and they were striving to support their almost-adult children, keep track and be helpful, notice when things are going wrong, but not fall into the trap…

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What is Team Building and Why It’s Critical to Your Business’ Success

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 12, 2023 |

What is Team Building?How Team Building Can Make Your Group More Effective & High PerformingWhat Are The Goals Of Your Team Building Program?Who Should Participate In Your Team Building Program?What Type Of Team Building Activities Should You Include?Create An Atmosphere Where Participants ParticipateBenefits Of A Team Building ProgramWhat Are The Steps To Planning An Effective…

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What Can You Learn From Success? 

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | November 30, 2022 |
For this article by Jo Ilfeld, Executive Leadership Coach on success, the image shows a business woman smiling.

Do you take the time to celebrate the accomplishments of your team and learn from success, or do you find they get lost in the frustrations of the present moment and the work they haven’t done yet? I see this all too often in my team development work. Team members give a nod to their…

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Team Development Vs Team Building

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 21, 2022 |
For this article by Jo Ilfeld, Executive Leadership Coach n team development, the image shows a group of colleagues around a table.

I am often asked what’s the difference between team development and team building. Another question often asked is, “Is team building really worth it?” Yes and no. Oftentimes, team-building exercises are limited to rah-rah types of events such as escape rooms, trust falls, and the like. And they often fall short. Team development, on the…

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What Does a Pre-Mortem Look Like?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 4, 2022 |
For this article by Jo Ilfeld, Executive Leadership Coach on pre-mortems for team development, the image shows a team sitting around a table.

One of my favorite things ever is a pre-mortem. Unlike a post-mortem which looks backward after the end of a project, a pre-mortem actually happens before the project ends. If you are worried that your team is being more reactive and not proactive enough, then I recommend trying this out. With a pre-mortem, you’re asking…

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Do You Dissect Success?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | April 27, 2022 |
For this article by Jo Ilfeld, Executive Leadership Coach on dissecting success the image shows some building blocks being put together to create the sign of an up arrow.

Is it important to dissect your success? Do you ever stop to celebrate your wins or are you one of those people who move on to the next thing immediately? I believe that taking the time to dissect your success is extremely valuable. Ask yourself what helped those successes? What behaviors did you change that…

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How Do You Impact Others?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 6, 2022 |
Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach | How Do You Impact Others?

Do you really know what you think you know? Like many of my clients, I am sure you have all done multiple surveys and tests that highlight your strengths and weaknesses. However, do you really know how those qualities really impact those around you? This is one of the big realizations that my clients come…

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Amplify Voices on Your Team

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | October 21, 2021 |
Jo Ilfeld | Emotional Intelligence | Executive Leadership Coach |Amplify Voices on Your Team

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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Are You Tripping Yourself Up?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | October 6, 2021 |
Jo Ilfeld | Relationship Building | Executive Leadership Coach |Are you tripping yourself up?

This past summer, I had the joy of spending two summer weeks in Carmel, a place by the ocean I love. It was a working vacation but I made time every morning to walk along the ocean and on the beach. It got me to start my day with a gorgeous vista, it got my…

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