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Feelings, the Powerful Leadership Motivator

Can you remember when a previous boss or colleague acknowledged you for a trait you value? How did that make you feel? Were you shocked that s/he knew enough about you and cared enough to know what you specifically value … 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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Delusional Leaders – Eyes Wide Shut

by Holly Green Have you ever watched the TV show Undercover Boss? The “plot” is fairly simple. Each week, the CEO or owner of a business goes undercover as an entry-level employee in his or her own company. S/he typically … Continue reading

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The ROI of Training Managers to Become Leaders

We’re often asked how to train managers to become leaders. Usually what is behind this request is the need to get managers to make good decisions and inspire their team. However, the sad truth is that often star employees who … Continue reading

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Management Coaching Advice for Joe Girardi

by Marshall Goldsmith Joe Girardi became the coach of the New York Yankees in 2008. I was recently asked what leadership advice I would give him.  Think of this in the context of being a new leader, succeeding someone who was very … Continue reading

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How Effective Leaders Can Engage Talent with Boldness

by Holly Green Are you brave, valiant, valorous, audacious, and swashbuckling? Or are you timorous, trepid, faint-hearted, and pusillanimous? Find out how to be bold as you “go for the gold.” 2012 is the year to be bold!  The economy … Continue reading

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What’s Your Benefit to Changing a Behavior?

by Marshall Goldsmith In my younger days, as a newly minted PhD and executive educator, I would challenge my clients to pick one to three behavior patterns for personal improvement – that is, if they demonstrated a positive change in … Continue reading

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Leadership Behavior Change and Mentoring for ROI

Change for the better and sticking to it Mentoring future leaders  and strategic alignment Successful people  have an intense need for self-determination. They believe they do what they do because they choose to do it – not because they have to do it! … 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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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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