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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach | The Cost of Zoom Fatigue

The Cost of Zoom Fatigue

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 20, 2022

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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Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach| Zoom Fatigue is Real

Zoom Fatigue is Real

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | January 6, 2021

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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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach| Do you have an agenda?

Do You Have an Agenda?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 29, 2020

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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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach| Take Control of Your Schedule

Take Control of Your Schedule

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | September 22, 2020

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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Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach| Five Mistakes To Avoid With Partially Remote Employees: Lessons From Biotech

Five Mistakes To Avoid With Partially Remote Employees: Lessons From Biotech

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 20, 2020

Article originally appeared in Forbes It’s time to return to the office. Or is it? How can newly hybrid companies best manage the divide between in-person and remote workers? Reaching out to biotech company CEOs, I learned crucial do’s and don’ts. When shelter-in-place hit the Bay Area, many biotech companies found themselves with most of…

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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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