Marshall Goldsmith: Lessons From A Coaching Legend

“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

An underlying objective of all leaders is to help maximize the full human potential of every person they manage – to effectively coach them and elevate their overall effectiveness.

But in an era where many people are working remotely & managing remotely, the process of teaching, developing & stretching employees proves to be more challenging than in the pre-COVID era when we could sit in the same room with someone, and have a real heart-to-heart.

As the need for coaching employees has only become more important during the work-from-home era, managers now must elevate their skills to match the need. And Marshall Goldsmith just happens to be a coaching Jedi who, in this podcast, shares truly uncommon wisdom on how to successfully help people keep growing & becoming more.

For anyone not already familiar with Marshall Goldsmith, he is the author or editor of 42 books including “Triggers,” “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There” and “How Women Rise.” His books have sold over 2.5 million copies & have been translated into 32 languages. Over his career, he’s coached CEOs from 200+ companies around the world. And two years ago, he was inducted into the “Thinkers50″Hall Of Fame – the same year the “Marshall Goldsmith Distinguished Achievement Award for Coaching & Mentoring” was created. He has been ranked as the World’s #1 Executive Coach & Top Ten Business Thinker for eight years – & was the inaugural winner of the Lifetime Award for Leadership by the Harvard Institute of Coaching.

It’s a profound understatement to say that Marshall’s insights will prove invaluable to coaches & coachees alike. And his wisdom on how to successfully maneuver one’s life & career during the COVID pandemic makes this a truly remarkable, worthwhile and especially inspiring episode. One thing for sure is that it will leave you feeling extremely hopeful tied to Marshall guidance that we “accept what is” & “be happy now.” 

By Mark C. Crowley

Mark C. Crowley is the author of Lead From The Heart: Transformational Leadership For The 21st Century which has been taught in 11 American universities. He is a global speaker, leadership consultant and thought leader on the topics of workplace culture and employee engagement.