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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.

What Kind of Leader Are You?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 31, 2013 |

I recently discovered a well-established leadership theory (Rooke and Torbert, HBR April, 2005) that divides individuals into 7 types of leaders. The theory, as it reads, conceives these 7 leadership types as different developmental levels that people evolve through on their leadership path.

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Self-Quiz: How To Tell If You Are “Too Busy”?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 25, 2013 |
Self-Quiz: How To Tell If You Are "Too Busy"?

Be honest here – when someone last asked, “How are you?” – weren’t you even slightly tempted to answer “Busy!” These days it seems as if the lament of not having enough time has become a national refrain. Everywhere, people find themselves constantly in a rush, over-booked and over-scheduled with little time off.

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What Direction Are You Headed This Year?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 8, 2013 |
what direction are you headed this year

I know that you’re probably feeling extra busy right now. After taking off some holiday time with your loved ones and thinking, “oh that can wait until January…” January has arrived and your to-do list is overflowing with, well – overflow.

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The Five-Minute Business Booster (Or How Gratitude Can Help Your Business)

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | December 10, 2012 |
The Five-Minute Business Booster (Or How Gratitude Can Help Your Business)

It feels like just yesterday we were gathered around the table for the ritual Thanksgiving holiday dinner. Originally conceived as a gratitude feast, more often these days all our holiday dinners resemble feasts of enormous amounts of food, family members and yes, sometimes familial tensions. So it seems fitting that we might also want to give…

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How To Break A Bad Habit In 20 Seconds Or Less

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | October 9, 2012 |
How To Break A Bad Habit In 20 Seconds Or Less

Recently I was driving my son to basketball practice (usually a wonderful father-son activity) and I suddenly realized I was actually en-route to my daughter’s preschool, having completely missed the freeway exit I needed to get to basketball! It struck me that this instance of driving on “auto-pilot” is the perfect metaphor for how many…

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Romantics Anonymous

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | October 8, 2012 |
romantics anonymous - leadership and chocolate

I don’t think you need to be a fan of romantic comedies to enjoy the newly imported (available on iTunes) French film “Romantics Anonymous.” Not only is this quirky film about one of my favorite subjects of all time — chocolate (!), but it has such crazy yet likable characters and a plot that is…

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Welcome to Success Reboot!

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 30, 2012 |
welcome to success reboot

About Jo: Jo Ilfeld is an executive leadership coach who specializes in working with recently promoted managers and leaders who are struggling to navigate their new responsibilities.

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