Influencing Up

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Influencing Up LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE By Marshall Goldsmith Organizations suffer when key people can’t effectively influence up. Most people are occupied with efforts rather than results. They worry over what the organization or their boss owes them and should do for them and obsess over the authority they ‘should have,’ thus rendering themselves ineffectual. Although knowledge […]

Discover What You Are Born to Do

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Discover What You Are Born to Do LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE By Robert Dickman, Richard Maxwell & Marshall Goldsmith   What were you born to do? How can you find out? Richard Leider, one of America’s premier career counselors, makes a distinction between career and vocation: “Career means work advancement; vocation comes from understanding your gifts and […]

Team Building or Time Wasting?

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Team Building or Time Wasting? LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE By Marshall Goldsmith and Howard Morgan Teams are becoming more important. As the hierarchical school of leadership fades, a new focus on networked team leadership emerges. Leaders are now members of virtual teams, autonomous teams, cross-functional teams, and action-learning teams. Many of today’s leaders face a dilemma: as […]

Get-Out-of-My-Face Time

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Get-Out-of-My-Face Time By Marshall Goldsmith The editor-in-chief of one of the top women’s magazines is a very dedicated and well-organized leader. In the past, she always took pride in her ability to juggle a high-pressure job and still maintain a sane personal life with her husband and two young kids. As a devoted mother, she […]

Helping Successful People Get Even Better

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Helping Successful People Get Even Better BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW, LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL, MARSHALL GOLDSMITH By Marshall Goldsmith In my role as an executive coach, I am asked to work with extremely successful leaders who want to get even better. They are key executives in major corporations. They are very intelligent, dedicated and persistent. They are […]

Displaying Your Singular Empathy

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Displaying Your Singular Empathy By Marshall Goldsmith One of the signs of our moral progress is the realization that other human beings are fully as human as ourselves. How often we forget this: Other people are going through the same things we are. Empathy is part of this realization: We feel what others feel.  Empathy […]

Disengage from Your Past

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Disengage from Your Past By Marshall Goldsmith Our lives are marked by transitions where we move from one phase to another, as we continually change who we are and become someone new.  In achieving an earned life, you are constantly becoming someone new.  Before you can effectively earn the next phase of your life, you […]

Write Your History of Help

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An Exercise to Write Your History of Help By Marshall Goldsmith Consider all the times someone—friend, neighbor, colleague, stranger, even foe—has asked you for help. Did you — refuse them,  resent them,  judge them to be stupid,  question their competence, or  deride them behind their back for needing help?  If you’re like most good people […]

Recognizing Your Needs

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Recognizing Your Needs By Marshall Goldsmith Many top leaders refuse to acknowledge that their needs are often aligned with those of their employees.  I have found that the Life Plan Review, or LPR, helps them confront this, because it creates an atmosphere where people can ask for help, and can understand that they are one […]

Other Benefits in Using the Life Plan Review

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Other Benefits in Using the Life Plan Review By Marshall Goldsmith I set up virtual meetings to put the Life Plan Review (LPR) into practice, once the pandemic had made it impossible for people to meet in person.  I had created the LIfe Plan Review by adapting the Business Plan Review that Alan Mullaly, the […]