Punishing the Messenger

Punishing the Messenger – the misguided need to attack the innocent who are usually trying to help us. In his book What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Marshall Goldsmith states that punishing the messenger “is like taking the worst elements of not giving recognition and hogging the credit…

The Impact of Just Saying “Thank-You.”

Dale Carnegie is known to say that the two sweetest words in the English language were a person’s first and last name. If you have known people who do that in conversations with you, you have more than likely paid closer attention to them and appreciated the attention. Marshall Goldsmith…

Are You Listening?

Not Listening is Marshall Goldsmith’s 16th habit in his book What Got You Here Won’t Get You There and of the 20 Habits That Keep You from the Top. Marshall comments that this is the most passive aggressive for of disrespect for colleagues.  In this week’s Vlog post I not…

15. Refusing to Express Regret – saying I’m sorry

Over the past 15 weeks I have been talking about habits that will keep you from the top, this week is number 15 – The inability to take responsibility for actions, admit when we are wrong, or recognize how our actions affect others – What are your experiences with this?…