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About Marshall Goldsmith

Nikkei Newspaper

Outline of this article is:

  • Introduction of Marshall as an executive coach
  • About 360 degree feedback and 20 bad habits.
  • About Marshall’s book “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There” as a world best seller
  • About being Buddhist and the importance of happiness



1 Winning Too Much

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Winning too much is the #1 challenge for most people, because it underlies nearly every other behavior problem. Watch video – Marshall Goldsmith Thinkers50 Video blog




2 Adding Too Much Value

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

A classic problem of smart, successful people is Adding Too Much Value. Learn why this is so and how you can change. Watch video – Marshall Goldsmith Thinkers50 Video blog




3 Playing Favorites

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Our recognition of people may be linked to how much they seem to like us rather than how well they perform. Watch video – Marshall Goldsmith Thinkers50 Video blog




4 Aren’t I Smart and Aren’t They Stupid?

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

This simple tool will greatly enhance your productivity and it involves very little effort. Watch video – Marshall Goldsmith Thinkers50 Video blog




5 Making Destructive Comments

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

This is one of the hardest habits for you to diagnose yourself – listen to those around you to gauge your guilt. Watch video – Marshall Goldsmith Thinkers50 Video blog




6 “No, But, However”

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

An easy habit for people who like to win to fall into, and a surefire shortcut for killing conversations, is to start a sentence with “no,” “but,” or “however”.




7 “That Is Great, BUT…”

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

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.




8 Leadership Is a Contact Sport

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Continual contact with colleagues is so effective in helping leaders develop that they can succeed even without a large, formal program.




9 Leadership Is a Contact Sport: Ask

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

The best question to ask when soliciting feedback – both at work and at home? “How can I be a better…?”




10 Leadership Is a Contact Sport: Listen

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Did you know that 80 percent of our success in learning from other people is based on how well we listen?




11 Leadership Is a Contact Sport: Think

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Reversing the order of speaking then thinking to thinking then speaking will do wonders for your relationships both professional and personal!




12 Leadership is a Contact Sport – Thank

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Thanking works because it expresses one of our most basic emotions: gratitude.




13 Respond: Leadership Is a Contact Sport

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Learn how to respond to feedback and why the keys are to be positive, simple, focused, and fast!




14 Improving Your Odds for Change

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Involve & Change: Leadership Is a Contact Sport




15 Why Didn’t You Get Better? You Didn’t Follow-up!

Leadership Is a Contact Sport Series

If you want to change, you must follow-up! Learn why this step is so important and how to do it, right.




16 Put Your $$ Where Your Mouth Is!

Coaching for Behavioral Change

The Coaching for Behavioral Change process is unique in that the coach only gets paid when clients achieve positive change in key leadership behaviors! Learn more about how this works and why.




17 Ten Surefire Reasons to Try Feedforward!

Coaching for Behavioral Change

Quality communication is the glue that holds organizations together. By using feedforward—and by encouraging others to use it—leaders can dramatically improve the quality of communication in their organizations.




18 What Does Uncoachable (and Unchangeable) Look Like?

Coaching for Behavioral Change

Even the best coach in the world can’t help an uncoachable. Learn the four indicators that you are dealing with someone who is uncoachable in this week’s written blog.

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Achieve Your Goals

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

A key to developing yourself is setting — and achieving — meaningful goals for personal change.




Acting Like a Professional or Acting Like a Phony

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Think about your job. As a professional, is your job consistent with the person that you really want to be?




Advice to New CEOs in Tough Times

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

When times are tough, becoming a new CEO from outside the organization is both a blessing and a curse.




All of Us Are Stuck on Suck-Ups

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

We all claim to hate suck-ups. So why do we surround ourselves with them?




3 Annoying Habits of Successful People

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Everyone has annoying habits that hold them back, make them a little less happy than they could be. So what do you need to stop?




Are You Driving Your Boss Crazy

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

From sending gooey e-mail to a co-worker to revealing company secrets on a blog, author Anita Bruzzese has the rundown on employee mistakes.




Ask Learn Follow Up and Grow

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

From: The Leader of the Future, Hesselbein, Goldsmith and Beckhard




Authentic Personal Branding

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

It can be quite a dilemma for people to brand themselves successfully without losing their real selves in the process.

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Bad Behavior

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Leaders get credit for doing good things – rarely for ceasing to do bad things. The good news: our faults are simple to correct.




Bashing the Boss

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

According to a survey by Badbossology.com and Development Dimensions International, a majority of employees spend 10 or more hours per month complaining or listening to others complain about bad bosses – and almost one-third spend 20 hours or more per month.




Become a More Effective Leader by Asking One Tough Question

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

What prevents us from making the changes we know will make us more effective leaders?




Becoming a Leader

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

The author of The Leadership Challenge discusses the principles of good leadership and how many of today’s leaders fall short.




Becoming a Soft-Side Accountant

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

To build a better organization – or family, we need to account for the soft-side values.




Being an Effective Global Leader

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

As a leader, what do I need to be successful as globalization changes the rules of the game?




The Better Boss

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Larissa MacFarquahr of The New Yorker spent two months researching Marshall’s life before writing this very humorous and positive 8,000-word profile on his life, his family and his work.




Brand Yourself to Fight the Bad Economy

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

My friend Dan Schawbel is a leading voice in the area of personal branding, focusing on helping individuals gain self-confidence, discover their passion, and develop a brand by using social media tools.




Building a Better Team

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Author Stephen Joyce talks about “collaborative intelligence,” which enables teams to think and maneuver more adroitly.




Building Partnerships

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

The ideal leader is a person who builds internal and external partnerships.

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Can Internal Coaches Be As Effective as Outsiders?

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Can internal HR coaches be effective in coaching leaders? Definitely. Will most internal HR coaches be effective in coaching leaders? Maybe.




Celebrating Diversity

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

To create a positive global community, we need to meet three key challenges.




CEO Succession Planning

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

In chapter 16 of Talent Management Handbook (2010) edited by Lance A. and Dorothy R. Berger, Marshall discusses important concepts in CEO Succession Planning.




Challenge Up: A Key to Organizational Integrity

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Published in: Leadership and Governance from the Inside Out




Change for the Better

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

And then make it permanent.




Changing Leadership Behavior

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

People often ask, “Can executives really change their behavior?” The answer is definitely yes. If they didn’t change, I would never get paid (and I almost always get paid).




Choosing Change

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Going beyond when people and organizations should consider a change (short answer: immediately), in this article Marshall talks about how they can effect change.




Classic Challenges of Successful Leaders

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

“One of the greatest mistakes of successful people is the assumption ‘I behave this way, and I achieve results. Therefore I must be achieving results because I behave this way.’ This belief is sometimes true but not across the board.” Marshall Goldsmith




Coaching Change

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Executive coaching is one tool in performance appraisal, compensation, and promotion that reinforces positive behavioral change.




Coaching for Behavioral Change

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

My mission is to help successful leaders achieve positive, long-term, measurable change in behavior: for themselves, their people and their teams. When the steps in the coaching process described below are followed, leaders almost always positive behavioral change – not as judged by themselves, but as judged by pre-selected, key stakeholders. This process has been used around the world with great success – by both external coaches and internal coaches.




Coaching for Growth

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

As coaches, we encounter people who have a stellar track record, off-the-chart IQ, great technical expertise, and a track history of success–but who then reach a career plateau. In contrast, we work with individuals who, despite a rather pedestrian early track record, lack of Ivy League pedigree, surpass those who appear to be the ‘chosen ones.’ How does this happen–and what can you do about it?




Coaching for Leadership

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Leadership coaching is going through dramatic changes. Of the many disciplines in the sphere of leadership coaching, we consider philosophy to be greatly important.




Coaching Great Leaders

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

As coaches, our greatest challenge is overcoming our own egos.




The Coaching Process

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Hiring an executive coach can be a useful part of the selection process.




Coaching that Changed My Life

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

I learned a great lesson from Case. Real leaders are not people who can point out what is wrong. Almost anyone can do that. Real leaders are people who can make things better.




Coaching the Uncoachables

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

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. How do you know when someone is uncoachable? How do you detect a lost cause?




Creating a Great Rest of Your Life

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Contribution to society, meaning, and happiness might be the three key ingredients. Start thinking about how to incorporate them now.




Crossing the Cultural Chasm

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Keeping communication clear and consistent with team members from other countries isn’t easy, says author Maya Hu-Chan. But the rewards are huge.

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The Danger of Denial

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

We all have an incredible ability to deny what we don’t want to see coming – even though it may be obvious to everyone around us.




Definitions of Achievement

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Sometimes there is a disconnect between the criteria we use to measure our achievements and what others feel about our accomplishments.




Developing Leaders: How Winning Companies Keep on Winning

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

How do General Electric, Hewlett-Packard and Johnson & Johnson keep a steady stream of leaders moving up? By focusing on the five essentials of leadership development.




Developing Strategic Leadership

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Leadership expert and author Robert Fulmer talks about the competitive advantages of incorporating strategic planning into leadership development.




Developing Your Leadership Brand

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Set your company apart by focusing on the organization, not individuals, and on external matters such as customer and investor expectations.




Disagreeing with Your Reports

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

What if you are a manager with direct reports who already have strong opinions on a topic — and you wholeheartedly believe their suggestions just won’t work?




Do You Love What You Do

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

This may be the seminal question for our age.




Does Anyone Ever Really Change?

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Marshall discusses the importance of follow up.




Dogged by a Daydream

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Executive educator Goldsmith gets to the bottom of why some of us don’t meet our goals – and gives some free advice.




Don’t Delegate More – Delegate More Effectively

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

When C-level executives are asked what change they could make to become a more effective leader, one of the most common answers is, “I need to delegate more!” My caution to these executives is always the same: Don’t delegate more. Delegate more effectively.




Don’t Damage Your Reputation – End Pointless Arguments

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

In many cases, our reputation is at risk because of forces beyond our control.




Doubling Your Strengths?

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

By learning how to exploit your “weaknesses,” you can turn them to your advantage.

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E-Coaching: Using New Technology to Develop Tomorrow’s Leaders

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

From The Many Facets of Leadership, Goldsmith and Belasco




Effectively Influencing Decision Makers

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Marshall offers eleven guidelines to help you do a better job of influencing decision makers. In some cases, these decision makers may be immediate or upper managers – in other cases they may be peers or cross-organizational colleagues.




Entrepreneurs and Succession

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

In my book Succession: Are You Ready? I describe the challenge of succession for the CEOs of major corporations. I’d like to address the unique challenges for succession in entrepreneurial family businesses.




An Excessive Need to Be Me

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

We use our ideas of who we are to rationalize all kinds of behavior. Letting go of limiting definitions lets us do our best work.




Executive Coaching

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Make sure your leaders practice their behaviors.




Expanding the Value of Coaching

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

This real life case study shows how an executive can expand a simple coaching assignment to benefit his team and the entire company. I hope the article also reinforces my observation that the most important factor in executive coaching is not the coach.

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The Favoritism Test

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Learn to avoid the pitfalls of rewarding sycophants in the workplace.




Fix Your Sales MOJO: 5 Fast Tips

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Tom Searcy interviews Marshall Goldsmith about his book MOJO.




Focus on Results

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Marshall shares suggestions for those looking to make their institution more focused on results.




7 Fundamental Strategies of a Great Business and How You Can Apply Them to Yours (Part 1)

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

My good friends and business growth experts Brian Tracy, best known for his classic book “Eat That Frog!” and Mark Thompson, best known for his New York Times bestseller “Success Built to Last,” have written a new book called “Now, Build a Great Business!”




7 Fundamental Strategies of a Great Business and How You Can Apply Them to Yours (Part 2)

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Part 2.




Future Leaders

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

In our study of leadership characteristics, we found both consistent themes and emerging trends.

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Get Real Offers

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

One of my favorite coaching clients is the CEO of a huge company. He is going to be leaving his company soon and has done absolutely nothing to plan for his departure.




Get-Out-of-My-Face Time

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Accessible leaders can create dependency. Turn face time into get-out-of-my-face time.




Girl Scouts: Creating 21st Century Leaders

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

The leader of the nearly 100-year-old group shares her views on what today’s girls want and the continued relevance of the organization.




Give Yourself A Chance

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

The stories that we tell about ourselves can turn into traps.




Global Communications and Communities of Choice

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Adapted from: The Community of the Future, Hesselbein, Goldsmith, Beckhard and Schubert




Good Ways to Break Bad Habits

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

It’s one thing to point out a bad behavior. But how do you actually inspire change? How do you break a bad habit–or help one of your employees to do so?

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The #1 Happiness Killer: Taking On Too Much

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

What kills happiness? Sometimes it’s a big thing; but it’s usually a series of little things that pile up over time.




Have the Courage to Ask

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

At one of our early Drucker Foundation Board meetings, Peter observed, “The leader of the past knew how to tell, the leader of the future will know how to ask.”




Help More, Judge Less

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

I have found four words that almost always help people be better leaders, partners, friends, and family members: Help more, judge less.




How Can I be a Better Manager?

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Today’s worker is much more sensitive, and you have to keep this in mind while operating in a global economy.




How Do You Give Feedback to Top Performers?

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Howard Morgan and Marshall Goldsmith offer ideas for giving feedback to top performers.




How to Be a Better Listener

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

You may think you’re a pretty good listener, but do the people around you disagree? Has anyone ever looked at you with a disappointed expression and said, “Are you listening?” My guess is the answer is yes.




How to Increase Employee Commitment

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

What can managers do to increase employee commitment and engagement in their companies? My good friend, Judith Bardwick, wrote a book about the answer to this question called One Foot Out The Door, How to Combat The Psychological Recession That’s Alienating Employees And Hurting American Business.




How to Increase Your Leadership Effectiveness

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Are we influenced more by nature or nurture? Applied to leadership, the question becomes: Are great leaders born or made? It’s one of the most frequently asked questions in leadership development.



How to Learn the Truth About Yourself

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

To find out how you come across at work, check in with the people at home.

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If They Don’t Care, Don’t Waste Your Time

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Try to change people who don’t care, and you end up wasting everyone’s time.




If They Understand, They Will Do

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Our greatest challenge as leaders is not understanding the practice of leadership; it is practicing our understanding of leadership.




An Interview with Marshall Goldsmith

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

By any objective measure, you have had an extremely successful career. What are the highlights?




Is Optimism Contagious in Your Organization?

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

In the past I’ve talked about the value of optimism in life and at work, how the two intersect, and different challenges that crop up to sway even the most confident and consistent optimists.




Is Winning Everything?

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

It’s important that you not only have a clear understanding of your organization’s objectives and the reasoning behind them, but also an intense passion for performing well in your role.




It’s Hard to Leave

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Life transitions are usually far more difficult than we imagine. It’s easy to talk about letting go – it’s just hard to do it.




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

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

As the leader, you mere suggestions may mean more than you think. Watch your words!




Its Not About the Coach

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

The best leaders may be the ones least noticed.

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Just Be You

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Is your company competing for top talent? Do you participate in hiring decisions or developing leaders? If so, pay attention!




Just Say ‘Thank You’

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Snapping at someone who offers well-intentioned advice diminishes us more than it does the other person. Why not simply be grateful?

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Leaders as Coaches

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Even in the most intimate moments, we can’t help passing judgment.




Leaders Make Values Visible

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Ultimately, our actions will say much more to employees about our values and our leadership skills than our words ever can.




Leadership Coaching: What is it Worth?

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

When every dollar in your organization’s overall budget counts, each line item must contribute to the bottom line. Leadership coaching, which focuses on how human beings think and behave, can not be measured on a financial balance sheet with any logical certainty. So, how do you know that the money you’re spending on leadership coaching is worth your investment? If the leader sustains the change long after the coach has moved on, the coaching was worth the investment.




Leadership Code: 5 Rules to Lead By

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Dave Ulrich, Norm Smallwood, and Kate Sweetman answer questions about their new book and show how the principles apply in a recession.




Leadership Effectiveness

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

By asking for feedback, analyzing the results, developing a focused action plan for change and following-up, leaders are perceived as more effective.




Leadership is a Contact Sport

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Leadership is not just for leaders anymore.




Leadership: It’s All About Them

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

The team you lead is more critical to the success of a project than what you contribute as leader. Think of yourself as a facilitator.




Learning From the Jurassic Office Park

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Arrogance didn’t help AT&T – it won’t help you or your company either!




Let It Go

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

In my work as an executive coach, I finally decided to only work with people who care and who are willing to try.




Leveraging HR: How to Develop Leaders in “Real Time”

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

We have known for many years … that leadership is not primarily learned in the classroom – it is learned on the job. Human Resources in the 21st Century.

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Make Way for a Tough New Work Environment

Talent Management

I had lunch with an old friend, Joanie. She talked about the differences between the life her father, Bob, had and the one her son, Jared, was having.




Making a Resolution that Matters

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

To make resolutions that matter, don’t look forward. Look back.


Marshall Goldsmith in Japan

Nikkei Business Management

Nikkei Business Management published an article about Marshall Goldsmith in preparation for Marshall’s visit in October 2008.




Mission Control: Putting Our Purpose Above Our Goals

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

At the surface level, “purpose” and “goal” seem to be very similar. In fact, my thesaurus tells me they’re synonyms.




MOJO or Nojo: Where Are You Living?

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

MOJO is the moment when we feel we’re “on a roll”, firing on all cylinders, and everyone around us senses it. When we’re moving forward, making progress, achieving goals, clearing hurdles, passing the competition—and doing so with increasing ease. Sports people call this being “in the zone”; others describe it as “flow”.MOJO is that positive spirit toward what we are doing now that starts from the inside and radiates to the outside.
MOJO plays a vital role in our pursuit of happiness and meaning because it is about achieving two simple goals: loving what we do and showing it.
MOJO becomes apparent when the positive feelings toward what we are doing come from inside us and are evident for others to see. In other words, it is the moment when there’s no gap between the positive way we perceive ourselves—what we are doing—and how we are perceived by others.

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Name Interview: Marshall Goldsmith

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Working with people can be a pain! Going to the dentist can be agonizing too but at least there they give you Novocain. There’s no pain relief strong enough for an annoying workmate. That said, there have been times when I’ve worked on teams that just gelled. We all worked together so well that it made it a pleasure to go to work every day. As a result, we all put more energy and time in the project because we enjoyed it so much. I wish all teams could be like that. But what’s the difference between that intolerable workmate and the synergistic team? There had to be someone I could ask about this. Enter, Marshall Goldsmith.




Nice Guys Can Finish First

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

The higher up you go – the more important your people skills become!




Not Achieving Your Goals? 5 Common Mistakes

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

If you’re like most professionals, you’re probably very skilled at setting goals–but not quite so adept at achieving them.

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Open Your Wallet – Open Your Mind!

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

There is a common assumption that old rich men don’t really care about losing small amounts of money.




The Overcommitment Trap

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

A busy person is well-organized and not inclined to waste time or get distracted. But there’s a line between taking on a lot of work and too much.

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Partners, Not Employees

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Gone are the days when leaders could be – indeed, were expected to be – aloof and unapproachable, handing out orders from on high like some sort of demigod. Because of revolutionary transformations in the business world, though, the traditional relationships between employees and employers have changed.




Peer Coaching Overview

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Peer Coaching was originally developed as a cost-effective way to provide quality coaching to mid-level, high potential and emerging leaders. The process was originally developed by Andrew Thorn who later partnered with Marshall Goldsmith to extend many of the benefits of the Goldsmith Coaching Model. Marshall Goldsmith’s personal involvement and extensive experience of helping successful leaders get even better gave energy and momentum to this unique process. It is now implemented in over 20 organizations and is achieving significant results in accelerating leadership development. Its design creates sustainability and reduces the cost of training by involving each participant as an equal partner in the process.




People Skills

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

There’s a fine line between being competitive and overly competitive, between winning when it counts and when no one’s counting-and successful people cross that line with alarming frequency.




Pick One Thing

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Pick one behavior that really matters! Make sure that the benefits are truly worth your effort.




The Power to Change

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Author Tim Irwin talks about the wake-up calls that motivate change, and how to sustain the process.

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Questions That Make a Difference Every Day

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

I have had more than 1,000 participants in my training programs write their own questions. The results are very revealing and sometimes even profound.

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A Real-Life Application of FeedForward

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

As all coaches know, it’s a wonderful moment when someone tells you you’ve changed their life.




Recruiting Coaches

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Your best coaches will not necessarily be outside experts who have credentials or training in your field.




Retain Your Top Performers

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

If you don’t modify your human resource systems to match tomorrow’s realities, you will lose the competitive edge.




The Right Thing to Change

Talent Management

I spend serious time with people helping them decide what they need to change.

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Seeing Ourselves as Others Do

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Can you see in yourself what others see in you, or do you see in others what you don’t want to see in yourself?




Sharing is Caring

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Withholding key data is extremely counterproductive – inhibiting or suppressing vital information for any reason eliminates value. So, why is this such a common problem?




The Six-Question Process

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

The Six-Question Process for Coaching is an approach that I have seen work consistently well with senior executives. This process has produced measurable change in effectiveness (as evaluated by direct reports) with five CEOs that I have personally coached.




The Skill That Separates

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

If you want others to care about what you have to say – care about what they have to say!




Steps in the Leadership Coaching Process

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

If the coach will follow these basic steps, our clients almost always achieve positive change!




7 Steps to Boost Your Leadership Self-Confidence

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Advice for a leader whose bosses say needs to exhibit more self-confidence while still being collaborative and authentic.


Stop Chasing the Wrong Priorities (Japanese)

Japanese translation by Masato Kokubun and Chris Rasberry in Tokyo

What is the key to having a great life?




Stop in the Name of Leadership

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

The recognition and reward systems in most enterprises are geared to give credit for doing something good. We rarely get credit for ceasing to do something bad. Yet, they are two different sides of the same coin.




Stop Trying to Coach People Who Shouldn’t Be Coached!

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

You may be the best coach in the world, but if the person you are coaching shouldn’t be coached, it’s not going to work.




The Success Delusion

Japanese translation by Satoko Mitani Gibbs

Marshall discusses the beliefs of successful people, and offers suggestions on how to achieve positive change.




The Sunk Costs Fallacy

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

We often persist because we cannot admit error.

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Teaching Leaders What to Stop

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

In my book What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, I discuss the 20 bad habits of leaders. Everyone I have met has exhibited one or more of these behaviors, including me! Do you identify with any of these bad habits?




Team Building Without Time Wasting

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

As major organizations have to learn to deal with increasingly rapid change, teams are becoming more and more important. As the traditional, hierarchical school of leadership diminishes in significance, a new focus on networked team leadership is emerging to take its place. Leaders are finding themselves members of all kinds of teams, including virtual teams, autonomous teams, cross-functional teams, and action-learning teams.




Thought Leadership

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

It comes from outside and inside.




To Help Others Develop Start with Yourself

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Great leaders encourage leadership development by openly developing themselves.




Torre and Girardi: Coaching the Joes

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

The outgoing and incoming coaches of the New York Yankees have big challenges ahead, but they should remember it’s about the teams.




Transparent Leaders

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

The less you focus on yourself and the more you consider what your people are feeling, the more you benefit.




Try Feedforward Instead of Feedback

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

There is a fundamental problem with all types of feedback: it focuses on the past, on what has already occurred—not on the infinite variety of opportunities that can happen in the future. As such, feedback can be limited and static, as opposed to expansive and dynamic.




Turning a Negative into a Positive

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

“Fining” people for making destructive comments (and giving the money to charity) will help your company and people in need.




Turning Those Flabby Abs Into That Sexy Six-Pack

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Marshall doesn’t offer quick fixes.

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The Upside of Anger

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Getting angry with other people often means you’re just upset with yourself.

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The Value of Behavioral Coaching for Executives

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

While behavioral coaching is only one branch in the coaching field, it is the most widely used type of coaching. Most requests for coaching involve behavioral change.

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What Are You Teaching Your Kids About Work?

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Where does fun come into your work equation?




What Drives Our Greatest Leaders

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

When assessing the potential of future chiefs, we often forget to ask one key question: How much do you love leading people?




What If You Were Paid Only If You Achieved Results?

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

My mission is to help successful leaders achieve a positive change in behavior: for themselves, their people and their teams. Almost everything that I do as a professional is related to my mission.




What is the Truth About Leadership – Part 1

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

What’s so radical about the fact that the way we’re working today — telecommuting, remote teams, and matrixed organizations?




What is the Truth About Leadership – Part 2

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

More excerpts of my interview with Jim Kouzes, co-author with Barry Posner.




What to Do When Your Company Is Sold

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

The business landscape is changing dramatically as many companies are being acquired and/or merging into others.




What to Know About Coaching Your Successor

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Do’s and Don’ts for coaching your successor so the new leader enters to applause, you bow out gracefully, and the transition is seamless.




When I Get Better At …

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

I teach my clients to pick the one area for personal change that will make the biggest difference, and to focus on that.




When the Golden Rule Doesn’t Work

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Treating others the way we want to be treated may not work – they aren’t us!




Where the Work of Executive Coaching Lies

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

In this article, Marshall describes some of the concepts he uses in his behavioral coaching engagements.




Why Coaching Clients Give Up

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

A review of research on goal-setting has helped us better understand two key areas of concern for leadership coaches: 1. Why people give up on goals and 2. How effective goal-setting can help ensure long-term goal achievement.




Why Don’t We Ask

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

Why is asking so important? In today’s rapidly changing world, we need to ask, listen and learn from everyone around us.




Why Leadership Programs Don’t Work (Hint: It’s Not the Coach)

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

When I think about the effectiveness of corporate leadership development programs, I think of a piece I read by David Brooks, the New York Times columnist, about education reform in this country.

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You Spoke, But No One Listened

Japanese translation by Yujiro Akimoto

It’s a huge mistake to assume that just because people understand, then they will do.