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

What Does a Pre-Mortem Look Like?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 4, 2022

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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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.

Do You Dissect Success?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | April 27, 2022

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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For this article by Jo Ilfeld, Executive Leadership Coach on team performance the image shows a pair of crutches leaning against a white wall.

Does Your Team Have A Hero Or A Martyr?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | April 20, 2022

Breaking my ankle and relying heavily on my family led me to think about how loss and vulnerability affect team performance.

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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach | How Do You Impact Others?

How Do You Impact Others?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 6, 2022

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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Jo Ilfeld | Emotional Intelligence | Executive Leadership Coach |Amplify Voices on Your Team

Amplify Voices on Your Team

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | October 21, 2021

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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Jo Ilfeld | Relationship Building | Executive Leadership Coach |Are you tripping yourself up?

Are You Tripping Yourself Up?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | October 6, 2021

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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Jo Ilfeld | Celebrate Endings|Executive Leadership Coach| Celebrating Endings

Celebrating Endings

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 31, 2021

I posted this video back at the beginning of summer but it’s still relevant now as it seems that many of us will continue to be working remotely as we move toward the end of 2021. When working from home, it seems like we have fewer endpoints in our lives, defined endings to the day…

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Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach |Track Your Turn

Track Your Turn

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | July 28, 2021

Are you taking up more oxygen in the room than others or are you barely contributing to meetings, such that people are wondering why you’re there. An important aspect of emotional intelligence (EQ) is relationship management. Often this means making sure that there is time and space for everyone to get their opinion and thoughts…

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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach |Team Appreciation

How Can You Show Appreciation For Your Team?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | June 23, 2021

How can a leader show appreciation for their team?

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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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