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Do You Ever Feel Culturally Outdated?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | November 12, 2015

Do You Ever Feel Culturally Outdated? I do! I recently went back home in Chicago at the same time as one of my oldest friends. We met for breakfast and as I was modifying my order, I made a joke to the waitress (who was definitely younger than me) that I was just like Sally.

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Learning Leadership From Birthday And the Super Bowl

How Birthdays And The Super Bowl Can Teach Leadership

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | February 1, 2015

It’s Super Bowl Sunday today and the game is over. The victory parties might still be raging on but my kids are tucked into bed. Today was also my daughter’s 7th birthday. I realized today that Super Bowls celebrations, like birthdays can shed some great insights into building great teams at work. 1) Rituals Matter – For…

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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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What Would You Need To Change To Be More Visible At Work?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 7, 2014

Last week I had new website photos taken (stay tuned for the launch in a month or so hopefully!). Not only did I have an amazing experience, which I know I will end with amazing new shots, I also gained new appreciation for what it takes to increase professional visibility and really be “seen.”

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3 Keys To Managing Conflicting Leadership Styles

3 Keys To Managing Conflicting Leadership Styles

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | October 10, 2013

Have you ever found yourself butting heads with another leader in your company? Do you ever read memos from others and wonder, “What are they thinking?” Recently my husband and I set out to renovate and add an additional bathroom to our house. It was a project that we’ve talked about for years but finally found…

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What does Workplace Courage Look Like?

What Does Workplace Courage Look Like?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 26, 2013

Two weeks ago I gave a talk on the San Jose Ebay/Paypal campus on why your fear of failure might be slowing your success.

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