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Leadership Lessons Ripped from the Headlines

Through his work as an executive coach, leadership strategist, speaker and author, Scott Eblin has become known as a thought leader in identifying the behaviors that executives need to pick up and let go as they transition into new and larger roles. President of the leadership development and strategy firm The Eblin Group Inc., Scott is a former Fortune 500 executive, with a coaching client list that runs the gamut from Astra Zeneca to the U.S. Navy. He is the author of The Next Level: What Insiders Know About Executive Success which Business Book Review calls a “fascinating read” that “is full of potentially career-saving advice.”

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Their Perception is Your Reality

by on December 2, 2011 11:39am
in The Next Level

As an executive coach, a big part of my job is helping my clients adjust their behaviors so that they get different results. Since my clients are executives, they are, by definition, dealing with other people. Since that’s the case, it’s not enough for my clients to adjust their behaviors when it would make a [...]
If you haven’t been paying much attention to the Eurozone debt crisis, now might be a pretty good time to start. A relatively small crisis that started with Greece not being able to repay its debts, has spread to Italy and Portugal and it looks like Spain and even France are at risk. It’s a [...]

Four Ways to Build Your Willpower

by on November 28, 2011 10:20am
in The Next Level

It’s Monday morning, so it’s time for me to write a blog post. If you’re a regular reader, you may have noticed that I typically post on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Unless I’m on vacation, it’s three days a week most of the time. That’s been the schedule for about three years now.  This is [...]
As Thanksgiving Day approaches in the United States, here’s a personal leadership challenge that could have an impact long after the turkey leftovers are gobbled up. If you’re a leader (at work, in the community, at home – it doesn’t matter where), take up the challenge to give your true and sincere thanks to someone [...]
Last week, I spent an afternoon sparking a conversation on leadership presence with a group of rising leaders in a well known organization. The conversation turned to how difficult it can be to lead change because there are often a lot of structures and norms in place that create massive barriers to change. That’s where [...]
He did it again. On Thursday night, down 13 to 10 against the NY Jets, Tim Tebow quarterbacked the Denver Broncos to a win in the last five minutes of the game.  He’s done that so often this season that fans have named the closing minutes of the game Tebow Time. The highlight of the [...]
In what ended up being a pretty close game, Duke beat Michigan State at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.  In the process, Coach Mike Krzyzewski set a record by winning his 903rd Division I basketball game.  With the win, he passed his former coach, boss and mentor Bob Knight who was sitting court side calling the [...]

Put Your Own Mask on First

by on November 14, 2011 10:19am
in The Next Level

If you’ve flown on a commercial airliner, you’ve heard the flight attendants say something along the lines of, “In the unlikely event of a loss of cabin pressure, yellow oxygen masks will deploy.  Put the strap of the mask over your head and breathe normally.  If you’re travelling with passengers who need assistance, put your [...]

Leadership Lessons from Veterans

by on November 11, 2011 12:35pm
in The Next Level

Over the past couple of years, I’ve had the good fortune to spend time with members of our armed services in leadership training sessions and on board the aircraft carrier, The USS Harry S Truman and the United States Coast Guard Cutter Venturous.  I’ve learned a lot from the service members I’ve talked to about [...]
In the days of the Watergate hearings, Senator Howard Baker became famous for asking the question, “What did the President know and when did he know it?”  Today, the same question is being asked about Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and administrative officers at the University.  It’s easy enough to find the details about [...]
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