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Get Some Sunlight…and Some New Ideas

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | April 27, 2023 |
For this article by Jo Ilfeld, Executive Leadership Coach on zoom meetings and getting outside the image shows sunlight shining through the trees.

As an executive leadership coach, I understand the challenges of a Zoom meeting-filled day. It can be draining to sit in front of a screen for hours on end, especially when our space may not look like the beautiful, spacious, and well-lit background you can see on my screen in this video (thank you, Dina…

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The Cost of Zoom Fatigue

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 20, 2022 |
Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach | The Cost of Zoom Fatigue

We all know that having the video on in Zoom calls is fatiguing to people.  But did you know that having the video led to people being less engaged in meetings and subsequently, in their work overall, leading them to speak up less in meetings and feeling less passionate about their job? It’s interesting because…

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Zoom Fatigue is Real

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 6, 2021 |
Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach| Zoom Fatigue is Real

Zoom fatigue is real. Last week I was talking with a group of biotech CEOs. One of the topics that came up for discussion was if they required people to keep their camera on for Zoom or Webex calls. Many said yes. I disagreed with them. Watch to see what advice I gave this team…

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Do You Have an Agenda?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 29, 2020 |
Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach| Do you have an agenda?

Have you ever gotten to a party and thought, “Huh, I don’t think this is what I expected?” This is exactly what happens when we show up at a meeting where there is no agenda. Your challenge this week is to review your meeting schedule. If there is a meeting on there that you don’t…

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Take Control of Your Schedule

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 22, 2020 |
Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach| Take Control of Your Schedule

Tell me the truth. Are you annoyed when someone is late for a zoom meeting or are you secretly thrilled that now you get a quiet few minutes to catch up on emails or finish up a project? If you’re like me and feel the latter, then it’s time for you to scratch at least…

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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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