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Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach|How can you improve your emotional intelligence (EQ)?

How Can You Improve Your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | April 8, 2021

Start by asking yourself what YOU need. Instead of rolling over and checking in with your phone when you wake up in the morning, take a breath and check in with yourself. Ask yourself, “What do I need today?“ Maybe you need to go out for a run or get a workout in because 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|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| What Does It Mean to Be a Good Boss?

What Does It Mean to Be a Good Boss?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 2, 2020

Coaching my clients over the years, I have given much thought to what it means to be a good boss.  In my opinion, the single most important thing that makes a good boss is to enable the success and growth of your direct reports. Watch the video for more. 

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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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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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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach| The Value of Anticipation

A Little Anticipation Goes a Long Way

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | June 25, 2020

Are you grieving the loss of anticipation and something to look forward to? A little anticipation goes a long way. Researchers found that gifts that involve some type of anticipation can give the recipient as much pleasure as the gift itself. I realize the loss of things to look forward to is nothing compared to…

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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach| Tips for Remote Working

The 10 Best Practices For Successful Suddenly Remote Teams

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 14, 2020

Previously published on Forbes.com Like many of you, most of my clients have had their co-located teams suddenly become remote teams in the previous month(s). Through guiding my clients and their teams to a successful new iteration of effective remote teaming, I’ve found these are the 10 most crucial things to get right for both…

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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach| How to Give Feedback in a Virtual Meeting

How to Give Feedback in a Virtual Meeting

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 1, 2020

When giving feedback in a virtual meeting, you can’t tell how the person is taking the feedback. It can often sound a lot harsher than it intended. Watch this quick learning snack for the best ways to give feedback virtually.

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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach

You need to develop this leadership skill first!

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | July 12, 2019

I am not a sports fan. I didn’t grow up around sports (except for the best of the Chicago Bulls, my hometown team) In fact, I used to say that one of the reasons I married my husband was because he didn’t watch sports and I found them so boring to watch. I worked one…

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