23 results for author: Marshall Goldsmith


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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To Help Others Develop, Start With Yourself

Great leaders encourage leadership development by openly developing themselves. Listen to what General Mills CEO Steve Sanger recently told 90 of his colleagues: "As you all know, last year my team told me that I needed to do a better job of coaching my ...
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Leaders Make Values Visible

The corporate credo. Companies have wasted millions of dollars and countless hours of employees' time agonizing over the wording of statements that are inscribed on plaques and hung on walls. There is a clear assumption that people's behavior will change ...
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Why it can be so Hard for Successful Leaders to Change

Any human, in fact, any animal will tend to repeat behavior that is followed by positive reinforcement. The more successful we become, the more positive reinforcement we get – and the more likely we are to experience the success delusion. I behave this ...
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The Success Delusion: Why it Can Be So Hard for Successful Leaders to Change

Any human, in fact, any animal will tend to repeat behavior that is followed by positive reinforcement. The more successful we become, the more positive reinforcement we get – and the more likely we are to experience the success delusion. I behave this ...
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Try Feedforward Instead of Feedback

Providing feedback has long been considered to be an essential skill for leaders. As they strive to achieve the goals of the organization, employees need to know how they are doing. They need to know if their performance is in line with what their leaders ...
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