Category Archives: Engagement

ARE YOU LISTENING? OR JUST PRETENDING (OUCH!)?

"To learn from people, you have to listen to them with respect." - Marshall Goldsmith “Are you listening to me?”  Chances are, you’ve been asked this question before. If you hear it too often, it’s a good sign that you lack listening skills; and not listening to others, whether that be colleagues or family members,…
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FOLLOW UP OR FAIL: THE IMPORTANCE OF CHECKING IN

Chances are you know of at least one person who has recently made a grand statement regarding a desire to change for the better, and then never heard another word about it. If this same person is in the habit of making such statements with no real show of change, you may see them as…
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THE POWER OF THANKS: 5 REASONS WHY WE NEED TO SHOW GRATITUDE

 "We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives." John F. Kennedy   "We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives."John F. Kennedy Thanking others is a crucial part of your self-improvement. Marshall Goldsmith writes in his bestselling…
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THE STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS TO BEING A GREAT LISTENER

Here’s a simple test to see how good of a listener you are: Begin by closing your eyes, and count slowly to 50 (or down from 50 for more of a challenge).  What happens? How often did other thoughts enter your mind?  Did you criticize this exercise? Or did your mind simply wander off? [mp_image…
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3 ELEMENTS MISSING FROM YOUR LISTENING SKILLS

Being a great listener is entirely up to you. Being a great listener is an active process that involves three elements. When used together, these three elements make up what best-selling leadership author, Marshall Goldsmith, refers to as, “Active Listening.” The 3 Elements of Active Listening 1. Listen, and then think before you speak. First,…
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3 RIDICULOUSLY SIMPLE WAYS TO ACHIEVE YOUR RESOLUTIONS

Did your New Year resolutions include developing your leadership skills? Now that January’s almost over, can you honestly say you’ve taken the necessary steps to achieve them? If not, it’s still not too late—as a leader, you continuously strive to get better, no matter the time of year. But just as important as setting resolutions,…
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CONTEST: THE MARSHALL GOLDSMITH CHANNEL ON SAGECROWD PROMOTION

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HOW TO TELL THE WORLD YOU’RE TRYING TO CHANGE IN 7 STEPS

If you’ve ever tried to change a negative behavior, you know how hard it can be. But what’s even harder is changing other people’s negative perceptions about you! However, changing these negative perceptions is an important part of the habit-changing process and that’s why you need to “advertise” your self-improvement goals. In order to run…
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LEARNING HOW TO LOVE FEEDBACK

Successful leaders thrive on honest feedback. Although it can be hard for any of us to really listen to constructive criticism, feedback is absolutely essential for anyone who wants to see improvements in their personal and professional development. Seeking out honest and useful feedback from those around you is a key to improving every aspect…
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