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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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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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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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