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Amazing Leaders Ask These 3 Questions Every Day

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 26, 2022

This article first appeared in Forbes An amazing leader I’ve worked with over several years just gave notice. It was time for a short sabbatical before finding her next purpose-driven pursuit. When she gave notice, members of her team cried when they heard, her org tried to delay her departure as long as possible, and…

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How Do You Impact Others?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 6, 2022

Do you really know what you think you know? Like many of my clients, I am sure you have all done multiple surveys and tests that highlight your strengths and weaknesses. However, do you really know how those qualities really impact those around you? This is one of the big realizations that my clients come…

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Process or people? What matters more in your work culture?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 15, 2019

I recently returned home from a trip to Japan for work. One thing that struck me about being in Japan was how much some of the little things, that we often ignore in the US, really matter. Let me give you an example. My husband and I were walking along an outdoor market in Kyoto…

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From The Horse’s Mouth: Reflections on Leadership Work With Horses

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 9, 2016

Earlier this month, I led my inaugural leadership development workshop with horses in Sonoma. You might have read my newsletters promoting the event and even thought it sounded interesting.

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A Leader’s Guide: What’s Worth Tracking?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 28, 2016

Picture this — I’m in my tennis lesson when I look down at my Apple Watch to check my heart rate. And instead of seeing a heart rate, I see the ambiguous searching circle. Where is my heart rate?!

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How To Design Your Career Growth From A New Angle

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 28, 2016

I wanted to give insights to you as you begin 2016 and progress through January and beyond. Perhaps you’re struggling to make, keep, or understand why you’ve already broken New Year’s resolutions.

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A Readiness Quiz & Guide To Determine If Leadership Coaching Would Work For You

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | December 17, 2015

Here’s a typical conversation I have at parties: Person: “So what do you do?” Me: “I’m an executive leadership coach.” Person:“Hmm, so what do you do exactly?” Me: “Well I’m really great at helping people improve their interpersonal interactions and relationships at work. I tend to work with corporate and business leaders who are very…

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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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Leadership Rules for the Age of Complexity

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 31, 2015

I was recently having coffee with a good friend (Happy Birthday Kathrin!) and we were discussing the biggest challenges business leaders face currently. Near the top among these challenges has to be managing all contradictions in today’s workplace, both internally for yourself and within your company.

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How Does Your Personal Appearance Affect Your Leadership?

How Does Your Personal Appearance Affect Your Leadership?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 12, 2015

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the first ever Women’s Leadership conference called ‘Lead On’ put on by Watermark in the Bay Area. Not only was it fabulous to reconnect with some close friends there, but it was motivating to be with so many women passionate about leadership.

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