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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach| Time to Shake Things Up

Time to Shake Things Up

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 15, 2020

How do you like to shake things up in your life? For a lot of us, whether it’s staying home during the pandemic, having no travel plans, we don’t have that excitement that we’re used to. I want you to challenge yourself this week to shake things up. Looking for ideas? Watch the video for…

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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach| Too Many Meetings

You Have Too Many Meetings

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 8, 2020

You have too many meetings. It’s the simple truth.  But as a leader, you need to set aside time weekly, if not daily for deep, strategic thought. After all, that’s why you are in the leadership role. Problem: How do you carve out the time for strategic thought when you are in meetings from early…

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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 | Feedback |Executive Leadership Coach| How to Learn from the past to be Preventative

How Do You Turn a Painful Sunburn into a Teaching Moment?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 22, 2020

This week’s learning snack is inspired by my daughter’s unfortunate mishap. After she suffered a really nasty sunburn the other week, I took good care of her burn but at the same time I talked to her about how this painful incident will change how she thinks about sunscreen in the future. That instead of…

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Jo Ilfeld | Intent |Executive Leadership Coach| Do You Know the Difference between Impact and Intent?

Do You Know the Difference between Impact and Intent?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 10, 2020

We think we know the difference but often when apologizing for our actions or mistakes, we tend to emphasize intent over impact. When we do this, it ends up sounding like you are making excuses for yourself instead of taking responsibility for the impact you had on others. Watch this week’s learning snack to find…

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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| Do people know the why behind your change

Change: Why Not How

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | June 25, 2020

We are all witnessing huge calls for real change right now. For those that have already been working on change in your organization, it is important to stop and ask yourself the following: “Do your people know the why behind your change?” Watch this week’s learning snack on why your WHY is more important than…

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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach| The Value of Anticipation

What Have You Done For Me Lately? aka The Postmortem

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | June 15, 2020

Like many at the start of the pandemic, I bet you were great about checking in with your team, making sure things were working or corrected. Yet now that you have been in it two months or more, chances are you have gotten a lot less consistent about checking in. Watch this learning snack for…

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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach| Virtual Meetings

Zoom Meetings: How to Deal with the Awkward Pause

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 20, 2020

You know what I’m talking about. The long, awkward pause that follows a question in a Zoom meeting. How do you deal with that? Unlike Q&A sessions in an in-person meeting, when you are on a video call, there is a long pause after you ask someone a question. What is the reason for the…

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