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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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The Breakfast of Champions for Peak Performers

Know what this means:  (SQ) > R(C)? Alan Webber, the co-founder of Business Week said change happens when the cost of maintaining the status quo is greater than the risk of change. The key is in knowing when that tipping … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Turn Leadership Goals into Reality

by Marshall Goldsmith Today, sustaining peak performance requires a commitment to developing leaders who develop other leaders–helping people set and achieve meaningful goals for personal change. Often, however, goals are not set in a way that ensures the follow through … Continue reading

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How to Keep Peak Performers

by Marshall Goldsmith Is your company competing for top talent? Do you participate in hiring decisions or developing leaders? If so, pay attention! The workforce is changing dramatically–in two years, there will be more members of the Millennial Generation than … Continue reading

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Risk. Is It in You?

The daily headlines show how business is rebounding, especially in the technology sector where innovation and change is constantly happening. This was the business report from the New York Times today: ” Dell jumped nearly 6 percent after the computer maker reported … Continue reading

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Stopping a Leader’s Bad Behavior

Do you give credit where it is due? Do you share a juicy bit of gossip to loosen up the meeting? Do you withhold information from some but give it to others? These are all the daily choices we make as managers … Continue reading

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Managers and The Potted Plant Syndrome

There was a boss who complained that everyone around him was a “potted plant.”  He couldn’t understand why his managers wouldn’t take charge of an idea or come up with solutions. In his management meetings, if a manager suggested how to handle … Continue reading

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Are You Cut Out for Management?

In my old job in the news business, good producers or reporters were often promoted into management without leadership training.  That sometimes proved disastrous in stressful situations, where screaming and verbal assaults were the norm.  At the time that was considered the step “up the ladder of … Continue reading

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Is Your Talent Sitting on the Bench or Dis-Engaged?

by Marshall Goldsmith Finding, retaining, and developing talent is one of the toughest business challenges executives face. It’s made even tougher because many of the practices executives use don’t work in today’s uncertain environment. With the absence of job security … Continue reading

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Are You a Good Listener?

by Marshall Goldsmith You may think you’re a pretty good listener, but do the people around you disagree? Has anyone ever looked at you with a disappointed expression and said, “Are you listening?” My guess is the answer is yes. … Continue reading

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