Saturday, October 11, 2008

Video of the Week: Marshall Goldsmith's Feed Forward

Here is Marshall Goldsmith at Leading@Google. I have read his books but have never seen him gave a talk before. I enjoyed watching this video. This is a bit long (approximately 65 minutes), but if you are interested in leadership and management, as well as coaching and personal development, this is an excellent material to watch and share. Among his nuggets of wisdom: Successful people are delusional! Heh! Teaching leaders when to stop! Yup! Adding too much value! Particularly relevant to bosses who feel the need to add something to the ideas proposed by subordinate officers - when you add something to the idea, the quality of the idea may now go up 5%, but the commitment to the execution may now go down 50%. Four words to be a better coach! Help more, judge less - easier said than done, especially in highly competitive organizations. Stubborn and opinionated people! What are the odds that they are also excessively open minded? Uhm, zero... Lots of laugh and not boring (although you also get to watch the Googlers do stuff). Marshall Goldsmith is the author of the book, What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful, a New York Times best-seller ranked as America's #1 best-selling business book in The Wall Street Journal. Dr. Goldsmith identifies 20 bad habits, mostly behavioral problems, that hinder high achievers from reaching future goals and suggests methods for promoting behavior change. Marshall Goldsmith received his Ph.D. from UCLA. He teaches executive education at Dartmouth's Tuck School and frequently speaks at leading business schools. Dr. Goldsmith is co-founder of Marshall Goldsmith Partners, a network of top-level executive coaches. Check out additional materials from the Marshall Goldsmith Library where you can read, listen to, watch, download, copy and share articles, interviews, podcasts and more for free.

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