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The Daily Questions Ritual that Helps You Become Better at Anything

Every morning, Marshall Goldsmith, the world’s number one executive coach, gets a call from the same women. She sits pretty quiet – she’s there to listen as Goldsmith reads off a list of 32 questions and she answers with either a yes or no or a number between 1 to 10. In the evening, Goldsmith pays an associate to call him and ask a series of questions that force him to recap whether he has been true to his behavioral goals through the day’s events. The beauty with this process is that it ensures accountability. Goldsmith says there’s one overarching role: no negative feedback. No matter what the other person has done, don’t say ...

5 (Bad) Habits that Hold You Back from the Top

In Marshall Goldsmith's classic, "What Got You Here Won't Get You There," America's number one ranked executive coach writes about how the very characteristic that got you where you are may exactly be the very thing that is holding you back from going from good to great. On the back cover of the book, it writes: "Your hard work is paying off. You are doing well in your field. But there is something standing between you and the next level of achievement. That something may just be one of your annoying habits. Perhaps one small flaw - a behavior you barely even recognize - is the only thing that's keeping you from where you want to be." Goldsmith ...

Coaching Tip: Instead of Feedback, Try Feedforward

I cringe every I time hear the question, "Would you like some feedback?" Let's face it. Feedback is a dirty word. Though we see numerous articles on how feedback is the sine qua non for effective leadership, the word is loaded with negative connotations. Here's the problem. The fundamental issue with feedback is that it focuses on the past - things that already occurred. In other words, feedback becomes limited and static instead of expansive and dynamic. Instead, the focus should be on the future. Marshall Goldsmith, the world's number 1 ranked executive coach, offers a brilliant alternative. RELATED: MARSHALL GOLDSMITH'S SIX QUESTI...

$250,000 Advice from America’s Most Sought-After Executive Coach

Marshall Goldsmith is one of the world's best known - and best paid - executive coaches. He has racked up an impressive 7 million air miles and coached over 50 major CEOs. In fact, executives who hire Goldsmith for one-on-one coaching pay $250,000 for the privilege. Now, I started reading one of Goldsmith's signature books "What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful." With this book, his help is available for 1/10,000th of the price. The book's premise is simple. We have bought into the success delusion which has hold us back. We, Overestimate our contribution to a project. Take credit, ...

Marshall Goldsmith’s Six Questions for Effective Coaching

Ask this question to any direct report in any organization: “What aspect of your relationship with your supervisor could be improved?” Chances are you’ll hear them say “better coaching needed.” In fact, reviewing the 360-degree feedback scores for executives in 30 major companies indicated “provide effective coaching when needed” as one of the lowest items when direct reports evaluated their executives. Peter Drucker said that we’re living in a knowledge economy in which “someone knows more about what they are doing than their boss does.” If you’re in a senior executive position, most likely you’re too distanced to do the ...