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Scott Eblin
Scott Eblin is an executive coach, professional speaker, and author of The Next Level: What Insiders Know About Executive Success.
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Posted Oct 5, 2011 at Next Level Blog
October 1, 2011 marks the retirement of Admiral Mike Mullen from the U.S. Navy and from his role as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Washington Post’s David Ignatius offers a nice recap of the Mullen years in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2011 at Next Level Blog
Are you accountable or responsible? What’s the difference and why does it matter? The first time I heard this distinction was years ago in one of my first coaching engagements. I was interviewing colleagues of my client and a senior... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2011 at Next Level Blog
CNN’s Fareed Zakaria is one of the smartest people I don’t know. His GPS (Global Public Square) show on Sunday afternoon is an oasis of civil and intelligent discussion on world events in a desert of babble and blather. He... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at Next Level Blog
There are a lot of things you could say about the board of directors at Hewlett Packard but being afraid to pull the trigger is not one of them. With its dismissal of Leo Apotheker, the HP board has fired... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2011 at Next Level Blog
Earlier this week, I was leading a workshop for a group of leaders in a company that’s been around for a long time. They’re at the beginning of an enterprise wide, top to bottom reimagining of the business. There’s a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2011 at Next Level Blog
Being busy makes you stupid. And when I say, "you", I mean me. Heck, I'll just say it out loud. Being busy makes me stupid. I realized this in a conversation with my wife on Friday night. We were out... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2011 at Next Level Blog
About a month ago today, I was a guest on the US Coast Guard Cutter Venturous leaving their station in St. Petersburg, Florida and getting under way for a patrol in the Florida Straits. In this last of the videos... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at Next Level Blog
Let’s hear it for Doug Elmendorf! It’s possible that, as was the case with me until yesterday afternoon, you don’t know who Doug Elmendorf is. He runs the Congressional Budget Office and was the star witness at a hearing yesterday... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2011 at Next Level Blog
Watching the ceremonies on TV yesterday, I was struck by the beauty of the 9/11 memorial in New York. It’s a park built around the footprints of the World Trade Center towers and waterfalls flow into the footprints. Looking at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at Next Level Blog
There are a lot of memories coming to the surface as the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks approaches. Of course, some of the most vivid memories are of the first responders who showed so much courage and skill... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2011 at Next Level Blog
Earlier this year, I wrote a blog post called Can This Marriage (Customer, Team, Leader) Be Saved? in which I referenced a book called The 5 Love Languages and riffed a bit on how those might be applied at work.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2011 at Next Level Blog
There’s lots of speculation about what President Obama will say in his jobs creation strategy speech to Congress on Thursday night. Will he be bold? Will he be meek? Will he seek compromise? Will he draw a line in the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2011 at Next Level Blog
Long term readers of this blog may have noticed that I don't write nearly as many posts as I used to that are based on politics. There are a couple of reasons for that. First, I try to keep this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2011 at Next Level Blog
The turmoil and damage caused in the Northeast last weekend by Hurricane Irene is just the latest reminder of how much we rely on first responders like the U.S. Coast Guard in times of emergencies and natural disasters. There was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2011 at Next Level Blog
There’s been so much written about Steve Jobs stepping down as Apple CEO this week. As an Apple fan and a student of business leaders, it’s hard to disagree with the many, many tribute articles that have sung the praises... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2011 at Next Level Blog
September will see the launch of a new Eblin Group website and Next Level Blog with some cool new features and resources. One of the ones I’m most excited about is an online self assessment based on the Next Level... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2011 at Next Level Blog
So, the big question on the East Coast yesterday evening was where were you when the earthquake hit? I was in a large conference room in Baltimore leading a group coaching session for rising leaders at a client company. They... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2011 at Next Level Blog
For the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity each Fall to talk leadership with the newly promoted admirals of the U.S. Coast Guard and their Senior Executive Service counterparts from the Department of Homeland Security. I’ll be joining the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2011 at Next Level Blog
It’s time for this month’s Leadership Development Roundtable Challenge. Executive coach and blogger Mary Jo Asmus has written up a “ripped from today’s headlines,” case involving a manager who says he wants coaching but doesn’t follow through. The question is,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at Next Level Blog
This past weekend, I had the great opportunity to spend a couple of days with the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Venturous on patrol in the Florida Straits. I’m organizing my thoughts, pictures and videos from the trip... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2011 at Next Level Blog
If you’re a sports fan (guilty as charged), you’ve likely heard by now about golf caddie Stevie Williams’ interview after his new boss, Adam Scott, won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational last weekend. It’s the talk of the sports world this week.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2011 at Next Level Blog
One of the great truisms in leadership coaching is that a strength when overused becomes a weakness. For example, the strength of confidence, when overused, looks like arrogance. The overconfident leader is so convinced of his or her world view... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2011 at Next Level Blog
One of the things I enjoy the most in my work as a coach is helping my clients come up with regular practices that will make them better leaders. One of my guiding principles as a coach is the line... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2011 at Next Level Blog
With a shout out to the folks at SmartBrief on Leadership for pointing it out, I recommend to you a deeply reported article in Fortune magazine about how and why Pfizer CEO Jeff Kindler was pushed out of his job... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at Next Level Blog