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How to Lead People Who Know More Than You Do!

Marshall Goldsmith

By Marshall Goldsmith, Alan Mulally & Sam Shriver / Training Industry Magazine Fall 2016. Enter the “Knowledge Worker.”.

6 Questions that Will Set You Up to Be Super Successful

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A Little Background. I learned about active questions from my daughter, Kelly Goldsmith. Kelly has a Ph.D. Yes, I am a proud father!

What Successful People Know that You Need to Learn!

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It mirrored his training and mindset as an engineer. Dear Followers: My new book Triggers is published! Order it now at Triggersthebook.com !

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The Biggest Mistake Made in Employee Engagement!

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In this short blog series with HRD Business Summit, I was asked questions that are highly pertinent to leaders, especially leaders of HR. We all agree.

Employee Engagement Isn’t Working. Now What?

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Every company and leader wants the answer to this “Now what?” question. And yet, these programs are not working. Something is not working! It worked!

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

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Many years ago, a VP participant of a training session I facilitated asked me the perfectly reasonable question, “Does anyone who goes to one of these leadership development programs ever really change?”. Why would people go through a training, promise to implement what he/she had learned, and then not do it? It’s follow-up.

The #1 Most Dysfunctional Belief of Successful People!

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After years of medical training, many doctors thought that the constant reminders, especially when delivered by subordinate nurses, were demeaning.

2 Life-Changing Lessons No One Ever Taught You

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One of my teachers, Dr. Bob Tannenbaum, had invented ‘sensitivity training’, published a popular article in the Harvard Business Review, and was a full professor. Lesson #1: It’s easier to see our problems (let’s call them behavioral challenges) in others than to see them in ourselves. I was impressed! I ranted. (I’m he asked.

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Don’t Delegate More – Delegate More Effectively

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Another advantage was that his direct reports were getting on-the-job training that could help them take on larger responsibilities in the future. 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!” Delegate more effectively.

A Radical New Approach to Employee Engagement

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Who is really being trained? Who is really being trained? Who is being trained? Pre-order it now at Triggersthebook.com !

If They Understand, They Will Do

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All were trained to respond to co-workers on their feedback using a very simple follow-up process. At the end of the training, leaders were asked in a confidential survey if they were going to do what was taught in the program. The training that they attended produced no more change than staying home and watching sitcoms.

The Success Delusion

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I have asked over 50,000 participants in my training programs to rate themselves in terms of their performance relative to their professional peers – 80-85% rank themselves in the top 20% of their peer group – and about 70% rank themselves in the top 10%. I behave this way. I am successful. Wrong! The new General replied, “Why, yes, I have.”

Bashing the Boss

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While the survey is intended to point out why bosses need to be trained so they can change behavior, the results also may be interpreted to point out why employees need to be trained so they can change behavior. When you boss bash: You waste time. There are a lot of productive things that you could be doing in 10 to 20 hours per month.

Recruiting Coaches

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Your best coaches will not necessarily be outside experts who have credentials or training in your field. Your best coaches will not necessarily be outside experts who have credentials or training in your field. by Marshall Goldsmith. How can successful people get even better? They may be people who impact your life daily. Marshall.

Their Commitment Might Mean More Than Our Insight

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Leaders, especially technically trained leaders, often get so enamored with sharing insights aimed at improving the quality of an idea that they forget about the impact these insights might have on their employees’ commitment to execute the idea. If I want my suggestions to become orders, they are orders. The lesson was simple. Maybe!

From Good to Great

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When co-workers are trained to be supportive coaches, the follow-up process provides for ongoing constructive suggestions and recognition, reinforcing the commitment to change. By becoming aware of how we can improve, involving respected colleagues and following-up, we can get better at the behavior, as perceived by colleagues. I can succeed.

Effectively Influencing Decision Makers: Ensuring That Your Knowledge Makes a Difference

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Many knowledge workers have years of education and experience in training for their positions, yet have almost no training in how to effectively influence decision makers. “The great majority of people tend to focus downward. They are occupied with efforts rather than results. As a result they render themselves ineffectual”.

Does Anyone Ever Really Change?

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I was first asked this perfectly reasonable, and for me life-altering, question by a Fortune 100 company executive vice president for whose company I was preparing training sessions. Perhaps he had an eye on the training budget? Executive development is more than an event, training program, motivating speech or inspiring retreat.

Ask, Learn, Follow Up and Grow

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In today’s AT&T, leaders are trained to “break the mold,” empower people, and consistently reach out to acquire new insights.

PALEOVENTURES Takes Teams Back to Nature

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Nothing is more vital to business success than strong, effective teams made up of healthy and cooperative individuals. Trudy Triner and Jack Foley.

Mission Control

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Have you ever attended a training session entitled Stupid Things We're Doing That We Need to Stop Doing? On the surface, 'purpose' and 'goal' seem to be similar, if not synonymous, terms. But in parsing the definitions, we discover they're very different concepts. Purpose is the 'why' behind any thought or deed. Probably not. Hardly. he said.

Building Partnerships

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Leaders are trained to challenge their managers when they believe that the direction they are being given is not in the best interest of the client. The ideal leader is a person who builds internal and external partnerships. by Marshall Goldsmith. The results were clear. Internal partnerships include direct reports, co-workers and managers.

Leadership Effectiveness

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Many leadership development efforts focus exclusively on the front side of the process – impressive training, well-designed forms, clever slogans, and lots of “flash” They fail to focus on the back-side – the ongoing application of what is being learned. by Marshall Goldsmith. Follow Up or Fail. Life is good.

Questions That Make a Difference Every Day

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In the past several months, I have had more than 1,000 participants in my training programs write their own questions. My colleague, Andrew Thorn, taught me this fascinating daily-questions process and tried it out on me. Since then, I have been using it with my good friend, Jim Moore, (former CLO of Sun Microsystems). I am a Buddhist.

Challenge Up: A Key to Organizational Integrity

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In spite of the best corporate guidelines, the best training, and the best intent, some individual managers may still be very intimidating. They must be trained on how and when to use these alternate channels. Providing traditional ethics training may be a waste of time for many employees. I was just following orders.”

People Skills

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I trained many generals that year. The reason I devote so much energy to identifying interpersonal challenges in successful people is because the higher you go, the more your problems are behavioral. At the higher levels, all the leading players are technically skilled, smart, and up-to-date on the technical aspects of their job.

Person in the Mirror

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Bob had invented 'sensitivity training', published a popular article in the Harvard Business Review, and was a full professor. Can you see in yourself what others see in you, or do you see in others what you don't see in yourself? As a Ph.D. student at UCLA in the 70s, I had a self-image of being 'hip.' Early in my Ph.D. Who is that person?'

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Just Be You

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One talented manager asked for training, and was told that there was no budget for it. Despite the company's message of valuing the development of people, if training isn't in the budget, it isn't believable. Is your company competing for top talent? Do you participate in hiring decisions or developing leaders? If so, pay attention!

People Skills

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” I trained many generals that year. 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. by Marshall Goldsmith. Behavioral issues become so important in upper management. We like winning.

Self-Confidence and Success

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I have asked more than 80,000 participants in my training programs to rate themselves in terms of their performance relative to their professional peers. One common characteristic of the great leaders I meet is self-confidence, which of course makes sense. Leaders have to inspire confidence in others. Great leaders have to take risks.

Leaders Make Values Visible

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When I conducted leadership training for J&J, one of its very top executives spent many hours with every class. The corporate credo. Companies have wasted millions of dollars and countless hours of employees’ time agonizing over the wording of statements that are inscribed on plaques and hung on walls. Enron is a great example.

Reducing Negativity in the Workplace

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Train everyone to think before speaking and to ask themselves, not just, "Is this comment what I believe?" I am amazed at how much time gets wasted by people who complain all of the time. Even more amazing, almost a third spend 20 hours or more per month doing so. When I first read this study, I couldn't believe it. to implement.

Goal 1, Mission 0

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Nicholson is an officer of high integrity, dedicated to excellence, a great leader of people – and thus well trained to complete any mission that he is given. Obsessing on your goal – may cause you to forget your mission. by Marshall Goldsmith. So he skillfully inspires his men to build a near-perfect bridge. ” I asked.

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Feed It Forward

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Traditional training does not seem to make a great deal of difference. I have observed more than 50,000 leaders from around the world as they participated in a fascinating experiential exercise, in which I ask participants to play two roles. Participants are asked to: - Pick one behavior they would like to change. We can change the future.

Feed It Forward

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Traditional training does not seem to make a great deal of difference. I have observed more than 50,000 leaders from around the world as they participated in a fascinating experiential exercise, in which I ask participants to play two roles. Step by Step. Participants are asked to: - Pick one behavior they would like to change. Face it!

Advice for Marketing Executives During Tough Times

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Many marketers are creative or have deep functional expertise but lack general business training. Q: Do you have any specific suggestions for marketing executives in this challenging climate? A: Great question. During hard times companies often cut back on marketing budgets. CMOs have a very high turnover rate. Find the right reporting tools.

Seeing Ourselves as Others Do

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I think he invented the term “sensitivity training” He was an important person in our school. 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? by Marshall Goldsmith. Fortunately for me, one of my teachers was a truly wise man, Dr. Robert Tannenbaum.

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Fallacy of ‘If They Understand, They Will Do’

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All were trained to respond to co-workers using a simple follow-up process. At the end of the training, leaders were asked in a confidential survey if they were going to do what was taught in the program. The training that they attended produced no more change than staying home and watching sitcoms. by Marshall Goldsmith.

Feed It Forward

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Traditional training does not seem to make a great deal of difference. I have observed more than 50,000 leaders from around the world as they participated in a fascinating experiential exercise, in which I ask participants to play two roles. Participants are asked to: - Pick one behavior they would like to change. We can change the future.

Coaching Great Leaders

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’ Our school’s mission is to be a world leader in practical training related to the human side of organizations. Warning! Warning! Warning to Coaches! Get Over Yourself!!! by Marshall Goldsmith. I am frequently asked the question, “What is the greatest challenge faced by a coach?” Today it is very clear and simple.