The six states of being

It is all too easy to fixate on what we’re doing. An era of fast change demands we refocus on who we want to be. Ben Renshaw explains READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION I have been driven by ‘doing’ all my life. I grew up attending the world-renowned Yehudi Menuhin School for aspiring musicians in … Read more

Introvert, extrovert or somewhere in between: We are all ambiverts now

A world of emergent strategy demands that leaders be flexible in how they behave. Karl Moore explains READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Since Susan Cain’s bestseller Quiet came out in 2012, introverts have been finally getting the recognition they deserve as leaders. In the past, it was widely held that only extroverts could thrive as … Read more

Dialogue Classics: Four bad habits of super-smart leaders

Some leaders are too clever for their own good [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] While we often consider the blessings that accompany a high IQ, we seldom think of the challenges that come with extreme intelligence. Yet there are many. In the role I play, I have had the opportunity … Read more

Dialogue Classic: The laughter dividend

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION   Humour is powerful. We need to understand more about it Freud found humour of academic interest over a century ago. But it wasn’t until the 1980s that PB Malone and others focused on humour’s relationship to leadership. Much evidence emerged to suggest that humour, when used appropriately, has the … Read more

How to successfully leave your job

Transitions such as quitting one job for another opportunity or retiring from your current career are usually far harder than we imagine. It’s easy to talk about letting go, but when the time comes, it’s hard to do. The emotional aspect of departing is difficult to fathom, but at a recent meeting I attended, a … Read more

A journey inside the human brain that will make you brighter

The mental health of you and your leaders is a powerful determinant of business success. This book helps you decode your most powerful – and most dangerous – tool, writes Ben Walker [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Imagine human beings were computers. Every time someone set us a task, we’d … 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

How to increase awareness for behavioral change that lasts!

Imagine living a life in which nothing changed. I’m not talking about working at the same company your entire adult life, or staying married to the same person for fifty years, or never leaving the community you were born in. Those are choices to be honored, not regretted or derided. These actually reflect a sturdy … Read more

Marshall Goldsmith video: How to get better at almost everything

For several years, I’ve performed what some might consider an unusual daily ritual. At a pre-arranged time, I get a phone call from a person who I have hired solely for the purpose of listening to me report my scores on a brief self-test. The questions, which I wrote myself, function as a simple checklist … Read more