Monthly Archives: June 2013

Avoiding the Superstition Trap

Are you successful in spite of doing things that make no sense at all? by Marshall Goldsmith Walking under a ladder. Breaking a mirror. A black cat darting across our path. Whoa! Most of us scorn superstitions as silly beliefs of … Continue reading

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It’s Not About the Coach

The best leaders may be the ones least noticed. by Marshall Goldsmith A lot of what passes for leadership development in companies can be a waste of time. See if you recognize this process. Your company taps you as a future … Continue reading

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Nice Guys Can Finish First

The higher up you go – the more important your people skills become! by Marshall Goldsmith Imagine a world where technical skills, educational pedigrees, even professional achievements and track records no longer matter. Everyone is blessed with equal brains and talent. … Continue reading

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It’s Not a Fair Fight If You’re the CEO

As the leader, you mere suggestions may mean more than you think. Watch your words! by Marshall Goldsmith John Hay Whitney started the first venture capital firm, financed Gone With the Wind and Minute Maid orange juice, served as Eisenhower’s ambassador … Continue reading

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When the Golden Rule Doesn’t Work

Treating others the way we want to be treated may not work – they aren’t us! by Marshall Goldsmith Alot of executives assume that their staff members should act exactly as they do — and enjoy what they enjoy. You can’t … Continue reading

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