Category Archives: Coaching

How Successful People Set Goals and Follow Through

The typical advertisement or “infomercial” – designed to help people “get in shape” – provides a great example of what not to do in goal-setting. The message is almost always the same, “For an ‘incredibly small’ amount of money – … Continue reading

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Be part of the world’s first Coaching movie movement

The crowdfunding campaign of the world’s first Coaching documentary just went live. You can support this amazing movement here: http://igg.me/at/coaching/x/9616033 The crowdfunding campaign offers a lot of possibilities for you to get the film as the first one, to be … Continue reading

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The Five Reasons We Give Up

Yes, change takes longer than we thought, and the process is harder. Acknowledging that from the get-go can make a big difference in helping us stick to the plan. by Marshall Goldsmith and Kelly Goldsmith Why do we set New Year’s … Continue reading

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When I Get Better At …

In my younger days, as a newly minted Ph.D. and organizational behavior consultant, I would challenge my clients to pick one to three areas for personal improvement. As I grew more experienced, I began to realize that three was too … Continue reading

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Bashing the Boss

According to a survey by Badbossology.com and Development Dimensions International, a majority of employees spend 10 or more hours per month complaining or listening to others complain about bad bosses – and almost one-third spend 20 hours or more per … Continue reading

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Helping People Achieve Their Goals

In this article, we focus primarily on behavioral goals, such as becoming a better listener or more effective at involving team members in decisions. Much of the published research in the field of goal setting involves health-related goals … by Marshall … Continue reading

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The Upside of Anger

Getting angry with other people often means you’re just upset with yourself. by Marshall Goldsmith On a flight from Zurich to New York, I sat next to a very successful investor who had paid too much for a small high-tech firm. … Continue reading

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Turning Those Flabby Abs Into That Sexy Six-Pack

I don’t watch much TV. But on a recent Saturday morning, I found myself channel-surfing for about 15 minutes. I was amazed at how many of the ads were about getting in shape. Here are some of the exact phrases … Continue reading

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The Skill That Separates

Two highly accomplished lawyers are sitting at the bar at Sparks Steakhouse in New York. One is my friend’s lawyer, Tom, the other is Tom’s law partner, Kevin. They’re having a leisurely drink, waiting for their table to open up. … Continue reading

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Who Are You Arguing With?

Everyone has heard motivational speeches that exclaim “You can do it!” and “Follow your dreams!” Abandoning one job or career for another is much easier to say than do. Especially when you are, by any measure, a “winner” in life … Continue reading

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