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From Incite to Leadership founder and CEO Jo Ilfeld, read the latest on strategic vision, leading change amid complexity, and honing the way you communicate and collaborate with others. Get resources, practical strategies, research, and more.

How to be Compassionately Persistent

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | November 24, 2021 |
Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach | How to be Compassionately Persistent

Is it possible to get your needs met and be compassionate at the same time? Yes, you can and in this video below, I share how a good friend of mine helped me make that realization. I would love to hear your thoughts. What are your suggestions for being persistent in getting your needs met…

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Envy: What is it Telling You?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | November 18, 2021 |
Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach | Envy: What is it Telling You?

Hands up if you have an occasional stab of envy when a friend or colleague shares something about their life? Yeah, me too. Sometimes when we experience envy, it could be a really good signal to us of something that we really care about or something we might want to prioritize in our life. But…

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How do you know when enough is enough?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | November 10, 2021 |
Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach | Enough is Enough

For the past few months, I’ve been returning again and again to this question, “How do you know when enough is enough? I will give you an example of what I mean. Over the summer, my kids were at camp and I put together two care packages for them. It involved a whole lot of…

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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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Ambition vs. Gratitude

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | October 14, 2021 |
Jo Ilfeld | Ambition |Executive Leadership Coach| Ambition vs. Gratitude

Ambition vs. gratitude and the tension between the two.  Do you feel that there is so much in your life that is going well and yet you still want something more? And then you feel guilty because you feel you are not grateful enough for what you do have? Many of my clients feel this…

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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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What Are You Avoiding?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 28, 2021 |
Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach | What Are You Avoiding?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how there’s always something we are avoiding but different types of people are avoiding different types of things. Are you a hard-driving, hard-charging personality? Then you might be avoiding rest or taking time for yourself. Or are you facing a really big task that seems overwhelming and you…

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Covid Makes It Take Longer

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 14, 2021 |
Jo Ilfeld | Relationships|Executive Leadership Coach |Are you tripping yourself up?

Are you that person who gets frustrated by someone so long to do a task that you know will only take five minutes? And are you also that person who’s been putting in longer hours because of all the extra work created by Covid? Then you’re like me and this video is for you.  When…

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Celebrating Endings

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 31, 2021 |
Jo Ilfeld | Celebrate Endings|Executive Leadership Coach| Celebrating Endings

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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Getting the 30,000-Foot View

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 25, 2021 |
Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach |Getting the 30,000-Foot View

How do you get that 30 000 foot view of the lay of the land, that big picture? In today’s world, we seem to be pulled in so many different directions that it can be almost impossible to see the wider view of what’s going on in our work. We find ourselves putting out fires…

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