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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach | Envy: What is it Telling You?

Envy: What is it Telling You?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | November 18, 2021

Hands up if you have an occasional stab of envy when a friend or colleague shares something about their life? Yeah, me too. Sometimes when we experience envy, it could be a really good signal to us of something that we really care about or something we might want to prioritize in our life. But…

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Is Your Change Attitude Working For You

Is Your Change Attitude Working For You?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 6, 2015

I’m writing this note returning home on a plane from visiting my 96 year-old grandmother in Phoenix. I know I’ve mentioned her before in my blog posts and newsletters, but each time I can’t help from remarking on how much she has lived and seen and how much she has adapted through the years.

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a smile is a frown when upside down

A Smile is a Frown When Upside Down

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | June 18, 2015

What do you see in this picture? I see a typical residential scene. A street of houses, people walking, cars driving by. Now turn 180 degrees with me. What do you see now?

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13 Lessons I’ve Learned From My 13 Year Old

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | May 26, 2015

Prologue: My 13 year old son was recently Bar-Mitzvah’ed.  At our temple, parents can give a short talk to their child before the main service begins. I’m sharing below the talk I gave to my son.

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I’m Perfect Just The Way I Am… Or Am I?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 26, 2015

Recently I was sitting with a client and going over the results of an assessment that I love and regularly use with clients. As we began to go over the “Blind Spots” part of the assessment, he turned to me and said:

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People Skills: The 3 Must-Read Books to Help You Improve Yours Instantly

People Skills: The 3 Must-Read Books to Help You Improve Yours Instantly

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | December 21, 2014

Or at least instantly get the ideas to help you improve them People skills, like any other skill, need constant updating, evolving and upgrading. Books are a great way to up-level your people management and leadership skills, easily and effectively.

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Who's Mentoring YOU?

Who’s Mentoring YOU?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | February 13, 2014

I was reading some recent research that talked about the great divide in satisfaction with workplace advancement between employees with sponsors and those without sponsors.

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Your New Year’s Resolutions: Where Are They Now?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 30, 2014

Well, we are now at the end of January. Did you make New Year’s resolutions? Are you still on course? One of my biggest New Year’s goals was to do more schedule blocking. I have loved being an entrepreneur because of the flexibility it afforded me to schedule appointments whenever I needed to, volunteer at…

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Quiz: How Likely Are You to Boost Productivity by 40%?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 13, 2014

This is a guest post courtesy of my friend, the talented coach Deborah Galuk of HumanRx. Early in my career I had a great job, loved my work and my boss, Jan Dolejsi. My clients were achieving their goals, my reputation was growing and I was acknowledged with a few awards, too. SWEET!

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The Five-Minute Business Booster (Or How Gratitude Can Help Your Business)

The Five-Minute Business Booster (Or How Gratitude Can Help Your Business)

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | December 10, 2012

It feels like just yesterday we were gathered around the table for the ritual Thanksgiving holiday dinner. Originally conceived as a gratitude feast, more often these days all our holiday dinners resemble feasts of enormous amounts of food, family members and yes, sometimes familial tensions. So it seems fitting that we might also want to give…

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