21 results for author: Marshall Goldsmith


The #1 Success Killer and How to Beat It!

Do you cling to the past? Spend time reliving unfortunate things that have happened? Tell yourself that you need to rehash events because you’re trying to “figure things out” in order to understand exactly what went wrong? At a certain point, ...
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You’re Not Perfect – Oh Well!

You’ve identified a behavior that’s been getting in your way. You have a clear idea of how you’ll start working on it. You understand that altering an ingrained behavior is difficult, but you have no idea what to expect. Here’s one thing you really ...
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You Can’t Coach the “Uncoachables”!

Even if you are the best coach in the world, if the person you are coaching shouldn’t be coached, the coaching isn’t going to work. My friend Chris Coffey, who along with Frank Wagner, leads the Stakeholder Centered Coaching® certification in the US and ...
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6 Things You Don’t Ever Want Your Co-Workers to Hear You Say

Six things you never want your colleagues to hear you say are: I don't care about you. I don't understand you. You're wrong. You're stupid. You’re wasting my time. All of the above. And, when you fail at listening, you’re sending out ...
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6 Things Positive People Say in Adversity!

Today, with all of the pressures of life and work, we’re busier and working harder than we ever have. Sometimes life can be difficult, things happen that we don’t like, and we get down. This is just a fact! My wonderful friend Frances Hesselbein ...
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You’re a Leader – What Should You Tweet?

Social media has given us an incredible tool with which to reach millions and millions of people across the globe. With 7.5 billion people and counting and almost 2 billion on Facebook alone, as a leader, it is more important than ever to be thoughtful ...
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How to Get Incredibly Helpful Feedback From Just About Anyone!

Feedback is very useful for telling us "where we are." Without it, I couldn't work with my clients. I wouldn’t know what the people around my client think about what he or she needs to change. Likewise, without feedback, we wouldn't know if were getting ...
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How to Avoid One of the Most Devastating Causes of Career Lag!

Our environment is full of triggers! Smells, sounds, sights barrage us constantly and can affect our actions in both our personal and professional lives. Some triggers are so powerful they can keep us from focusing on making meaningful change, and we ...
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5 Great Ways to Keep Your Super Stars

When giving feedback to your superstar performers, the key issue to recognize is that the "no news is good news" feedback approach is not an effective management technique for handling them. Too often we assume that these individuals know how much we value ...
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4 Simple Steps to the Life of Your Dreams!

My good friend, designer Ayse Birsel, has taught me a wonderful new and fun way to make amazing changes in my life. She calls her process Design the Life You Love. If you're like me and you really want to change, try her process. It will help you become the ...
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How to Save Yourself From a Job You Hate!

Saying no is difficult for me. I want to do everything! I want to help everybody! Helping people makes me feel good. I love the variety of opportunities that I have every day, and I love the way I feel when I say yes! job satisfaction Unfortunately, I don't ...
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One Thing Super Successful People Don’t Do!

Super successful people do not “coast” on their success. Over the years, I’ve worked with hundreds and hundreds of very successful people, and I’ve found they have one thing in common. They always keep challenging themselves. They always keep ...
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