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Marshall Goldsmith

Are You Being Played?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Because some things are outside of our control, we may feel like victims of circumstance. Victims of fate. I don't accept that. What would life be like if we just accepted the hand of cards we were dealt and lived the rest of our lives in homeostasis?

A Six-Second Six Pack? Really, Now...

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

We often confuse the words simple and easy. The changes I help people make are generally very simple. However, they are never easy. Just as with diet and exercise, changing behavior involves hard work. It takes time.

4 Reasons We Settle for 'Good Enough'

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 03.10.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Good enough isn't necessarily a bad thing. In many areas of life, chasing perfection is a fool's errand, or at least a poor use of our time. We don't need to spend hours taste-testing every mustard on the gourmet shelf to find the absolute best.

How to Instantly Make Your Life Better!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 03.03.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Have you ever tried to change something about yourself that was out of your control? I have. It was a fruitless and vain attempt, which I'll tell you now had a happy ending not because I changed what I couldn't change, but because I made peace with it.

Who Else Wants to Be Happy?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 02.24.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

The Great Western Disease is "I'll be happy when..." This is our belief that happiness is a static and finite goal, within our grasp when we get that promotion, or buy that house, or find that mate, or whatever.

10 Belief Triggers That Sabotage Your Success

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

I'm sure you've met him, or her. That person who says he'll finish the project tomorrow, but tomorrow never comes. Or the person who promises to call as soon as she gets home, but you never hear from her.

The One Question You Need to Ask Yourself Before You Say Anything

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Conflict is an unavoidable part of our lives, whether we're CEOs, entrepreneurs, parents, spouses, engineers or ditch diggers. In some cases, conflict stimulates us to accomplish great things.

The Secret to Becoming the Person You Want to Be

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Seeing our frailties in the face of behavioral change what do we do?

Do You Work With a Credit Hog?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 03.29.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Every one of us has a strong bias to remember events in a light that is most favorable to us. This drill exposes that bias and makes us consider the possibility that someone else's perspective is closer to the truth.

The Most Important Thing You Can Do If You Really Want to Change

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Follow-up turns changing for the better into an ongoing process -- not only for you but for everyone involved. When you involve others in your continuing progress, you are virtually guaranteeing your continued success!

What Really Matters in Life?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Most people don't want to "do nothing' all day. We have hopes and dreams, goals and ambitions. We want to contribute to the world, make it a better place, not "retire" from it to a life of "leisure."

Is It Time to Retire Yet?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Life transitions such as retirement are usually far harder than we imagine. It's easy to talk about letting go, but when the time comes, it's hard to do. The emotional aspect of departing is difficult to fathom.

The Best of 2014

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 02.22.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

As we end the year, I thought it would be interesting to review your favorite blogs (and mine). I would love to hear your thoughts on these articles and videos and any others. If you liked one or two, why? If not, why not? What did you learn? Do you have questions?

How to Get Ahead When Life's Not 'Fair'

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 02.15.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

On the surface, acceptance -- that is, changing what we can change and being realistic about what we cannot change in our lives -- should be the easiest thing to do. After all, how hard is it to resign yourself to the reality of a situation?

Are You Living in New Age Professional Hell?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 02.08.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

In yesterday's world, people worked 40 hours a week and took four weeks of vacation. This question was practically moot. If you didn't like your job it was pretty much part-time anyway, the benefits were glorious, and it just wasn't that bad.

Are You Full of Mojo or Nojo?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

By increasing our understanding of our identity, we can increase our Mojo. We can learn how to get Mojo, how to keep it, and how we get it back if we lose it. We can let go of what does not create happiness and meaning in our lives, and strive for what really matters to us -- we can live a life full of Mojo, meaning, and purpose!

Why You Should Get a Handle on Your Identity

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

How do we know who we are? Our identities are remembered, reflected, programmed and created.

2 Life-Changing Lessons You Need to Know Now!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

It's easier to see our problems (let's call them behavioral challenges) in others than to see them in ourselves.

The Top 7 Books Every CEO Must Read

Mike Harden | Posted 01.06.2015 | Business
Mike Harden

Narrowing it down to a select few is no easy task. However, regardless of the number, I do have a library of required reading for CEOs. Here are my top seven must read books for CEOs.

What I Learned About Influence From Peter Drucker

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Think of the years that you have spent "perfecting your craft." Think of all of the knowledge that you have accumulated. Think about how your knowledge can potentially benefit your organization. How much energy have you invested in acquiring all of this knowledge?

Can Delegation Kill?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

With input, you can delegate with your eyes wide open. Delegation won't blindly kill -- instead it will appropriately breathe new life into an organization and build morale, careers and a company.

Stop Defining Yourself as a Jerk!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

These little sayings add up to our definition of who we are. I consider them a pile of behaviors that we define as "me." The more we talk, the more we define our unalterable essence.

Your Boss -- Seriously Successful or Downright Deluded?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

While your boss's positive beliefs about herself helped her become successful. These same beliefs can make it tough for her to change. The same beliefs that helped her get to her current level of success, can inhibit her from making the changes needed to stay there -- or move forward.

Millennials Speak! 5 Future Leadership 'Must-haves'

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Characteristics like vision, integrity, focus on results, and ensuring customer satisfaction were seen as factors that were critical in the past and will be so in the future.

Why Your Boss Is a Lousy Coach

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.30.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

So, what can you do about this? How do you get the help you need from your boss? How do you turn him or her into your coach?