Monthly Archives: October 2011

Leaders Life Report and Sharing Results of Choices and Decision-Making

Recently David Brooks of New York Times called out to readers over 70 to send him a Life Report. He wants to share these with readers, especially the young, who wonder about life’s lessons. Think about this in the context … Continue reading

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Breaking Out of the Expensive Formal Education Model

Scary stat: we will forget 50% of what we’ve been told within an hour, unless we can quickly put what we’ve learned into practice…within that hour! You can see what this means for learning. According to Charles Jennings, former CLO … Continue reading

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Leadership Like Porn, I’ll Know It When I See It”

by Kenny Moore When I lived in the monastery as a Catholic priest, 20% of my superiors thought they were Divinely inspired.  Now that I’m working in Corporate America, the number’s up to 80%.  In my company, I’m one of … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Gain Self Confidence as a Leader

by Marshall Goldsmith Here are a few suggestions that I give leaders who have self-confidence issues. 1. Decide if you really want to be a leader. Many of the MBAs who report self-confidence issues are brilliant technicians. They often find … Continue reading

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Interpersonal Skills Fastest Route to Leadership Success

“The problem with (CEO)Leo Apotheker wasn’t lack of vision as much as a lack of execution and communication.”  HP Executive Chairman Ray Lane on the firing of HP’s CEO who had been on the job for only 11 months. You … Continue reading

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Is Google Failing on Leadership Change Management?

It’s one thing to write in theory about leadership change management and another to see it in action. When you read this, think of how your own organization would manage change and the communication of it. Google engineer, Steve Yegge, … Continue reading

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Leaders of Turnarounds and Surviving Change

Editor’s Note: While this article is about CEOs the leadership advice applies to anyone in a leadership position. by Marshall Goldsmith When times are tough, becoming a new leader or CEO from outside the organization is both a blessing and … Continue reading

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Should Leaders Take Business Personally?

We have all learned that leadership has lost the edge it once had because leaders have been required to be good managers, not great leaders.  I have witnessed the weakening of leadership first hand.  Leaders are scared to make real … Continue reading

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Giving Productive Feedback That’s Not Over the Net

There’s a definition of insanity that goes something like this: trying to achieve a different result doing the same thing over and over. Sometimes we don’t know that’s what we’re doing and that is why feedback is one of the most … Continue reading

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Marshall Goldsmith Video on Change Management

Change is often viewed as scary or uncomfortable. However, it’s what we need to innovate and grow our way through these tough economic times.  We can find resistance from managers or employees who aren’t clear on the benefits to change.  … Continue reading

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