Marshall Goldsmith: Don’t come to me with a problem

Most of us have difficulty articulating our struggles in a public forum, especially in the presence of our boss and peers. This probably stems from history we may have with bosses who said things like: “Don’t come to me with a problem, come to me with a solution!” When you think about it this creates exactly … Read more

Dialogue Classics: Are many minds really better than one?

  Don’t confuse group wisdom with the madness of crowds [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] “All of us is smarter than one of us” is a nice-sounding aphorism. It is the sort of platitude that gets thousands of retweets and shares, while making the proclaimer sound like a team player: immensely humble, and up-to-date … Read more

The trust deficit

  Employees have too little faith in their managers. Repairing it should be central to your business strategy [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Trust matters. In our working lives as in our personal lives, trust is essential to the smooth functioning of any relationship. Amid the complexity of business in … Read more

The art of first-time leadership

Becoming a new leader isn’t easy. But these key steps can make the process smoother, writes Stephen Archer [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Over the past few months, here in the UK, we have welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May, and England football manager Sam Allardyce. Allardyce, regrettably for him, didn’t … Read more

Marshall Goldsmith: Be more like your heroes

Recently I was at a workshop with my good friend designer Ayse Birsel. Ayse has created a program that helps leaders Design the Life You Love. During the program, Ayse asked us (the participants) to list our heroes. I made my list. Here are some of the people who were on my list. Frances Hesselbein, … Read more

Breaking bread is making dough – how to make away days more effective

  Awaydays. Offsites. They have a bad rep, and, in most cases, deservedly so. Over-crammed agendas, windowless rooms, technology that doesn’t work, tired jokes and tired participants who got up at the crack of dawn to arrive at the country house venue in time for the 0845 start, goody bags filled with useless artefacts, the … Read more

Straight-laced CFOs could damage your business

  Research shows that companies with traditionalist financial bosses are the least profitable  [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] What kind of chief financial officer do you have at your company? Do they like to think objectively, ignoring politics and personalities? Do they prefer existing systems and processes to spearheading change? … Read more

Leaders are game to learn

  Successful sports coaching is based on encouraging belief and creating an endless will to improve. Management would benefit from similar [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] We have just enjoyed another great sporting summer, and leaders can gain significant insights from the sporting approach and some of its underlying theories. … Read more

The most dysfunctional belief of successful people

Winners think structures are for other people, says Marshall Goldsmith One of the most dysfunctional beliefs of successful people is our contempt for simplicity and structure. We believe that we are above needing structure to help us on seemingly simple tasks. In this last video of the Stakeholder Centered Coaching video course about ‘Becoming the … Read more

Design the life you love

You are never too young or old to redesign your life, says Marshall Goldsmith You’re never too old or too young to look at designing (or redesigning) your life. And, it’s never too late or too early to create the life you want! In this interview series, designer Ayse Birsel walks me through her wonderful Design … Read more