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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 Have You Done For Me Lately? aka The Postmortem

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | June 15, 2020 |
Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach| The Value of Anticipation

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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I Need Change, Do You?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | June 8, 2020 |

When I look around right now, when I talk to clients, when I read the newspaper, I see this gnarly blend of creation and frustration. If necessity is the mother of invention then I truly hope we are poised to see new ideas and innovation we never dreamed possible. We truly need it! We need…

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Zoom Meetings: How to Deal with the Awkward Pause

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 20, 2020 |
Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach| Virtual Meetings

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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The 10 Best Practices For Successful Suddenly Remote Teams

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 14, 2020 |
Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach| Tips for Remote Working

Previously published on Forbes.com Like many of you, most of my clients have had their co-located teams suddenly become remote teams in the previous month(s). Through guiding my clients and their teams to a successful new iteration of effective remote teaming, I’ve found these are the 10 most crucial things to get right for both…

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Here’s A Quick Zoom Tip – Who Has the Patience For Anything More?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 8, 2020 |

If your inbox is anything like my inbox, it’s overflowing with offers for webinars, articles and ways to think about your work during Covid19. It’s both wonderful and slightly exhausting. And as we enter week who-knows what of shelter in place, I find that I’m grateful for all the many brave ways people are showing…

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How to Give Feedback in a Virtual Meeting

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 1, 2020 |
Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach| How to Give Feedback in a Virtual Meeting

When giving feedback in a virtual meeting, you can’t tell how the person is taking the feedback. It can often sound a lot harsher than it intended. Watch this quick learning snack for the best ways to give feedback virtually.

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Gratitude, Giving Myself an ‘A’ and my FREE Crisis Summit

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | April 9, 2020 |

As we move further into April, I find myself increasingly grateful for the high quality of interactions we can STILL have while being virtual. I was able to conduct and record a live panel with two of my colleagues on how to shift your work in a Coronavirus world. We had an awesome live turnout…

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Shifting The Way You Work In A Coronavirus World – A Panel Discussion

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 19, 2020 |

 I was so thrilled to be joined this morning by two amazing colleagues. We hosted a panel discussion on how to change the way you work during this time of the Coronavirus pandemic. We covered three main areas of that we’ve found are crucial to consider as you transition your working world from the office…

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The Financial Times Business Book of the Month

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | February 24, 2020 |

People tell me they often appreciate my book reviews since I’ve taken some of the legwork out of it for them to find both interesting and helpful reads. This month I’m focusing on one book in particular: Optimal Outcomes: Free Yourself from Conflict at Work, at Home, and in Life. This book was recently named…

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Have you heard of micro-resolutions? Here are mine for 2020.

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 30, 2020 |

Like you perhaps, I’m floored that we’re not just in a new year but a new decade. In honor of simplicity for myself and for you, I thought I would share how I’m doing my New Year’s resolutions this year. Over my winter holiday vacation with my family, I read this interesting article on Micro-Resolutions.…

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