17 results for author: Marshall Goldsmith


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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Effectively Influencing Decision-Makers

"The great majority of people tend to focus downward. They are occupied with efforts rather than results. They worry over what the organization and their superiors 'owe' them and should do for them. And they are conscious above all of the authority they ...
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How to Tell if You are in the Wrong Job

Every once in awhile, you have a moment of clarity, a flash of insight into what you really want, who you really want to be, how you really want to live your life. Can you recall a few of these glimpses? I've had three such flashes of "temporary sanity" ...
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Can Being Disciplined Make You Happy?

Can being disciplined make you happy? This is an interesting question that most people don’t think about. At least, they don’t think about it in the way that I’m going to talk about it here. Most people think that if they are disciplined with their ...
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The Power of Pay for Performance

How would your work change if your pay was based on your performance rather than how much your clients like you or how much time you spend with them? I believe that neither of these (how much I’m liked or the length time I spend with my clients) is a ...
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