Monthly Archives: March 2012

Marshall Goldsmith Video: How to Avoid Favorites

We’ve all seen it. A boss has his or her favorites. It’s de-moralizing. You’re frustrated because it feels like Fort Knox trying to get his attention to discuss an important business problem or HR solution. Others don’t even want to bother; they … Continue reading

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Video stories, better for learning than charades

Do you sometimes feel like you’re playing charades when you’re teaching? You’re hoping  participants get what you’re trying to teach. You talk, show a slide, ask questions and hope you narrow the gap for mis-communication.  You could be teaching a leadership … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Protect and Manage Your Most Precious Asset

There’s probably nothing more valuable than time. We’re given a set amount of “pieces” or tools that we can use to accomplish goals. The one limiting factor will be time. Will we make our deadlines? Will we manage our team and resources toward … Continue reading

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Empowered Leaders Who Ask for Help

by Karlin Sloan We think of leaders as take-charge people who can handle difficult tasks with grace and determination and who are capable of juggling several tasks at once. Of course this is right – to a point. No one … Continue reading

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Get Matched with Your Next Mentor

by Lois Zachary You’ve missed the deadline for submitting your request for a mentor, again! There was just too much on your plate. Well, guess what? You don’t need to wait for a formal mentoring program to get matched with … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Creating Lapdogs at Work

  “Lap dogs historically were kept in many societies around the world by individuals with leisure time, as docile companion animals with no working function.” Wikipedia We’ve all seen “lap dogs” at work.  They can be seen as the favorites of the boss … Continue reading

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Protecting and Managing Your Most Precious Asset

There’s probably nothing more valuable than time. We’re given a set amount of “pieces” or tools that we can use to accomplish goals. The one limiting factor will be time.   Our goal could be to create a loving family, build a fast growth … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Suck Ups and Favoritism

by Marshall Goldsmith  I have reviewed more than 100 custom-designed leadership profiles for major corporations – and have helped write over 50. These documents typically feature motivational language that describes the leadership practices companies desire – such as “communicates a … Continue reading

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7 Benefits of FeedForward vs Feedback

by Marshall Goldsmith Here are seven reasons why managers and leaders like FeedForward and find it helpful as opposed to painful, embarrassing, or uncomfortable. Their answers offer a great explanation of why FeedForward can often be more useful than feedback as … Continue reading

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