Monthly Archives: July 2016

How to Get Better at Almost Anything!

For several years, I’ve performed what some might consider an unusual daily ritual. At a pre-arranged time, I get a phone call from a person who I have hired solely for the purpose of listening to me report my scores … Continue reading

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The Key to a Happy Life Isn’t What You Think

By Geoff Smart and Marshall Goldsmith Marshall:  I see nearly everybody struggle with this.  Whether you are a janitor or a billionaire, you want a happy life.  But no matter how wealthy you are, you are likely looking for happiness in the wrong … Continue reading

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Employee Engagement Isn’t Working. Now What?

Every company and leader wants the answer to this “Now what?” question. Engaged employees translate into a productive and successful organization, which is the goal of most every leader and organization I know. And, engagement also translates into a great … Continue reading

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Stop! Don’t Make the #1 Mistake in Business

By Geoff Smart and Marshall Goldsmith What’s the #1 mistake in business? Marshall:  How do you define “#1 mistake?” Geoff:  Let’s define it as a mistake that is most common, most damaging, and most preventable. M:  I believe the #1 mistake in business … Continue reading

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Why Not Mess Up a Good Thing?

We rarely get credit for not messing up a good thing. A number of years ago, a politician put it this way, “The most thankless decision I make is the one that prevents something bad from happening, because I can … Continue reading

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Two Leadership Titans Disagree about the #1

By Geoff Smart and Marshall Goldsmith What’s the #1 key to success? Geoff: Marshall!  Let’s start by saying what we think isn’t the #1 key to success.  This should raise some eyebrows.  There are so may people with an opinion on this … Continue reading

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How Being Too Good Holds You Back!

When it comes to changing our behavior, there are two options that people usually try. The first is attempting a new behavior (like running Saturday mornings, or calling our parents on Thursday afternoons). The second option most people try is … Continue reading

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