Monthly Archives: July 2014

Respond: Leadership Is a Contact Sport

If there is one thing I know, it’s how to respond to feedback. A pioneer in the use of customized, 360 degree feedback (confidential feedback from direct reports, peers and managers) as a leadership development tool, I’ve spent the last … Continue reading

Posted in Marshall Goldsmith Thinkers50 Video Blog | Comments Off on Respond: Leadership Is a Contact Sport

Two Magic Words – Thank You!

Thanking works because it expresses one of our most basic emotions: gratitude. Not an abstraction, gratitude is a genuine emotion. It cannot be exacted or forced. You either feel it or you don’t. Yet, when someone does something nice for … Continue reading

Posted in Marshall Goldsmith Thinkers50 Video Blog | Comments Off on Two Magic Words – Thank You!

Think: Leadership Is a Contact Sport

Thinking before speaking is a challenge for a lot of people. It might even be hard for you, especially if you are trying to prove to the world how smart you are. Take the following little test and see if … Continue reading

Posted in Marshall Goldsmith Thinkers50 Video Blog | Comments Off on Think: Leadership Is a Contact Sport

Listen: Leadership Is a Contact Sport

In her book My Life in Leadership, Frances Hesselbein, former CEO of the Girl Scouts, CEO of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, and one of the greatest leaders I’ve ever met, wrote one of the best descriptions of listening and … Continue reading

Posted in Marshall Goldsmith Thinkers50 Video Blog | Comments Off on Listen: Leadership Is a Contact Sport

Ask: Leadership Is a Contact Sport

“Soliciting feedback” is just what the words imply. It is when we solicit opinions from people about what we are doing wrong. As simple as it sounds, it is not always so simple. Most people have two problems dealing with … Continue reading

Posted in Marshall Goldsmith Thinkers50 Video Blog | Comments Off on Ask: Leadership Is a Contact Sport