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No Excuses!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Genuinely apologizing is one of the most magical healing, restorative gestures a person can make. Without the apology, there is no recognition or acknowledgement that mistakes have been made, there is no announcement that you intend to change, and most importantly, there is no emotional contract between you and the people you care about.

Staying on the Path -- Critical for Executives

Terri Wallin | Posted 07.29.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

Envisioning the future of the business has to be a purposeful effort. Distractions are our enemy and are something we can learn to control. Why is it that operational distractions attract us?

Two Magic Words - Thank You!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

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.

Listen Well - It's an Active Exercise!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

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 t...

What Can I Do to Be a Better...?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

In my experience, there are a hundred wrong ways to ask for feedback and one right way. Most of us know the wrong ways. We ask people, "What do you think of me?" "How do you feel about me?" "What do you hate about me?" or "What do you like about me?"

Leadership Is a Contact Sport!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

My career as an executive coach began many years ago with a phone call from the CEO of a Fortune 100 company. I had just given a leadership clinic to ...

"That Is Great, BUT..."

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

The higher up you go in your organization, the more you need to make other people winners and not make your job about winning yourself. This is a hard concept for people who like to win to grasp.

Three Nasty Little Words: 'No, But, However'

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

An easy habit for people who like to win to fall into, and a surefire shortcut to killing conversations, is to start a sentence with "no," "but," or "however." It doesn't matter how friendly your tone is or how honey sweet you say these words, the message to your recipient is "You are wrong."

Strong Leadership Begins With Your Mindset

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

Your mindset isn't just a bunch of touchy-feely psychology and relationship stuff. It also has a big effect on your company's bottom line, setting the stage of its performance, productivity, and, ultimately, its profitability.

Adding Too Much Value

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

A classic problem of smart, successful people is Adding Too Much Value. This bad habit can be defined as the overwhelming desire to add our two cents to every discussion.

5 Big Discoveries About Personal Effectiveness in 2013

David Rock | Posted 03.01.2014 | Business
David Rock

In 2013, we continued to push the boundaries of what we know about ourselves; going boldly into questions no researcher has gone before. Like, what should we do when we need a little lift -- take a run, have a coffee, or grab a beer?

4 Powerful Tips On How to Be A Powerful Listener in 2014

Blake Landau | Posted 02.26.2014 | Business
Blake Landau

Being a good listener can be the difference between recognizing opportunity, and completely missing the boat.

Fearless Self Image: How You Dress Matters

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 12.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

So many of my clients are influenced by how they look and how they feel. If someone feels depressed and lacks confidence, this is reflected in what they wear, and conversely, if someone has a positive attitude and is confident, that will show in their attire.

Can Wine and Paint Help Boost Business?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

On the surface, having a glass of wine and painting a pretty picture may seem kind of silly for a staff of adults at a business services agency to partake in. But dig a little deeper and you'll be able to see how it really does help to benefit your company.

Saving the Middle Class: A "Plan B" for President Obama When Congress Fails

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

President Obama has available a "plan B" that will save the middle class and, in the process, devastate the Republicans.

Help More, Judge Less

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 10.23.2012 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

He is a great executive. A self-starter, he prides himself on being able to land on his feet in virtually any new environment. He is extremely intelli...

Guy Adams on Being Suspended From Twitter and #NBCFail (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.02.2012 | Media
Shira Lazar

Journalists will continue to speculate upon the back room dealings that went down between Twitter and NBC, but Adams doesn't regret his original action.

FBI Arrests Research Firm Exec For Insider Trading

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2012 | Business

(Corrects to show in first two paragraphs Nguyen worked at research firm, not expert network firm) By Basil Katz NEW YO...

Checks and Balances

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Today's political commenters often misuse the concept of "checks and balances" to refer directly to politics. This is just flat-out wrong.

Coaching the "Uncoachables": Forget About It!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 12.06.2011 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Even if you are the best coach in the world, if the person you are coaching shouldn't be coached, the coaching isn't going to work. The good news is that the "uncoachables" are easier than you think to spot.

Who Are You, Really?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 08.08.2011 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Most of us have behaviors that make up what we define as "me." If we buy into our definitions, we can excuse almost any action we take by saying, "That's just the way I am!" It's when we let go of these definitions that we can do our best work.

Our Forgotten "Presidents"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In between the Declaration of Independence and George Washington's inauguration, there were 16 (or perhaps 13, or maybe just eight) men who were called "president".

An Early Gift: More Companies Beginning to Hire

Robyn Greenspan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robyn Greenspan

Executive job growth in the private sector might be the bright gem found among the lumps of coal in the most recent employment data from the Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Don't Let Digital Dirt Derail Your Career

Robyn Greenspan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robyn Greenspan

The challenge to professionals is twofold: create a positive identity and suppress a negative one. Information about you posted by others requires quick damage control.

"Do You Really Like Living Here?" A Foreigner's Perspective on Tokyo

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jared Braiterman

(This article originally appeared in Newsweek Japan on October 28, 2010 in Japanese) "Do you really like living in Tokyo?" is a question I am often a...