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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’s Your Networking IQ? (Or Why Entrepreneurs Should Bother Networking)

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 16, 2013 |
What’s Your Networking IQ? (Or Why Entrepreneurs Should Bother Networking)

Don’t roll your eyes at me just because you read the word networking! Let’s be honest: Networking often conjures up images of pushy people cornering you and trying to convince you that you need their products or services within 30 seconds of meeting them.

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Failure is Not an Option

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 9, 2013 |

It’s May 2013 – have you met your 2013 goals yet? More importantly – are you ready to fail at them? On a recent trip changing planes in the Houston airport, I walked past a t-shirt kiosk with “I Love Texas” tees and various sayings. One had the motto “Failure is not an option” boldly…

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Why Are You So Tired Anyways?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 2, 2013 |
why are you so tired

I read the article below by Jennifer Lee and I thought she just spoke to the exhaustion, pushing and striving that so many entrepreneurs feel on a daily basis.  

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Is Your Business Ready For Summer Vacation?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | April 25, 2013 |
Is Your Business Ready For Summer Vacation?

Have you planned your summer vacation schedule yet?  Does it include luxurious and relaxing time away from your business? If you answered “no,” let’s you and me talk about some finer delegation skills.

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Productivity for Entrepreneurs: Are You Too Busy For This?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | April 18, 2013 | Comments Off on Productivity for Entrepreneurs: Are You Too Busy For This?

Recently, I was driving my daughter home from preschool and we were arguing about what music to listen to. While her children’s music can be sweet and cute, after 500 times of listening to the same CD, you too would put up a bit of a protest when she requested listening to the same song…

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For Small Business Owners: A Quick Tip for Your Next Networking Event

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | April 11, 2013 |
for small business owners - networking tips

At a recent conference I attended, someone asked for my business card (which I of course gave him.) Then he asked if I would hold it up to my face and he snapped a pic.

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Is Marketing a Ploy?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | April 4, 2013 |
is marketing a ploy?

No matter what issue in their lives or business have brought clients to my door, at some point the conversation always turned to their marketing plan (or lack thereof). Of course this is normal: if you have a business, you’re going to need to do marketing. It’s up to you to figure out how to…

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Do You Need A Weekly Schedule?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 28, 2013 |
Do You Need A Weekly Schedule?

Lately I feel like so many of my clients are coming to me with the desire for a “weekly schedule.” The common hope is that a weekly schedule will simultaneously keep them from the pitfalls of too much social media and email time while making sure they are getting done what they REALLY need to…

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My Top 5 Take Aways from Wisdom 2.0

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 20, 2013 |
My Top 5 Take Aways from Wisdom 2.0

Wisdom 2.0 is where the High-Tech world of Silicon Valley meets the Low-Tech world of mindfulness, meditation and self-awareness. For me it is the perfect blend that inspires my coaching; essentially how you survive in the business without losing yourself in it.

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Are you in Balance? If not read this!

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 6, 2013 |
Are you in Balance? If not read this!

Let me start this blog with a little story. Once a long, long time ago, I joined a second-time Mom’s group when my second son was born.

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