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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach |Risk|Leaning Into Risk When Decision-making

Leaning Into Risk When Decision-making

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 2, 2022

Do you hate taking risks when making decisions? A bad outcome doesn’t mean you made a bad decision. One great piece of advice I learned from Annie Duke’s book, “Thinking in Bets” is how you need to separate the decision-making process from the outcome. This means you can make the best decision given all the…

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What To Do When You’ve Got A ‘Bad Boss’

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | April 19, 2016

More likely than not, you have worked for a bad boss. I’ve had clients tell me about bosses who lied to them, then denied it; bosses who belittled them and made them cry in meetings; and even bosses who threw something “near” them and cursed.

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Renaissance (Wo)Man Or Expert? Time Management For The New Millennium

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | July 9, 2015

This past year I had the honor and privilege of leading a Lean-In Circle. The participants were an amazing group of women and leaders and I was honored to spend the year with them. While we didn’t entirely follow along the Lean In curriculum as specified by Sheryl Sandberg and co, we did take advantage…

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What is your "Decision-Making" IQ?

What is your “Decision-Making” IQ?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 5, 2014

When I was in graduate school, we had to figure out complicated economics problems where you were maximizing several variables at once. A complex way of saying – “there’s a lot of factors that go into any good decision.”

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a leadership tale of two bookshelves

A Leadership Tale Of Two Bookshelves

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 15, 2014

Recently I was at my friend Sara’s house to do yoga together on a rainy, non-running day. Afterwards – making tea and catching up on our lives – I spotted her bookshelf and had to laugh.

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2 Secrets To Being A Wiser Decision Maker

2 Secrets To Being A Wiser Decision Maker

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 15, 2013

How do you make decisions? Do you journal? List the pros and cons? Play devil’s advocate with yourself (or a loved one)?

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