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Passing Judgement: When making assumptions gets you in trouble.

In his book “What Got You Here Won’t get You There”, Marshall Goldsmith lists the 3rd of his Twenty habits that keep you from the top as Passing Judgement, which he defines as “the need to rate others and impose our standards on them”. In my mind it is about making assumptions. We often make judgments because we have assumed something which may be correct or may be incorrect. We jump to conclusions and when we do what is the message, we, as leaders are sending our direct reports? In this week’s Vlog I explore what this means to me… what about you?

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Adding Too Much Value? When is too much, too much?

Adding too much value is the overwhelming desire to add your two cents to every discussion. You may have a great idea or thought, but what is the unintended consequence you are having on others? As a leader one of your roles is to develop others, by adding value are you really giving them the opportunity to learn and grow. Watch this week’s Vlog post on another lesson learned from Marshall Goldsmith’s book “What Got You There Won’t get You Here” to learn more…

 

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What is “Winning Too Much” and Why Does It Matter?

In his book What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Marshall Goldsmith gives us his Twenty Habits That Hold You from The Top. These are twenty behaviours or habits that you may not even be aware of but have a significant impact on you as a leader. In this Vlog Post and for the next several weeks I will explore each of the twenty habits from my own perspective and what I have learned from them. I start with the first, Winning Too Much: the need to win at all costs and in all situations – when it matters, when it doesn’t, and when it is totally beside the point.

What is “No”, “But”, and “However”…?

In his book “What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There”, Marshall Goldsmith gives us the Twenty habits That Hold You Back from the Top. One of these is starting with “No”, “But or “However” and how the overuse of these negative qualifiers says to others; “I’m right, you are wrong”. One of the things I really appreciate about Marshall is his willingness to share freely his intellectual property, in fact actively encouraging people to use his “stuff”. This is one of the reason’s I decided to invest in myself and become a certified Coach with his stakeholder coaching process (https://www.marshallgoldsmith.com/stakeholder-centered-coaching/)

In this weeks video blog post I talk about a recent coaching conversation I had with a client where this came up.

 

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It’s Really All About Self-Awareness

Who am I? How do I tend to behave and communicate? This is the first step, the platform, the foundation to build upon. How can you use this knowledge to grow, move forward? In this week’s video blog post I explore the impact self-awareness has on our personal growth and on our relationships.

John K Whitehead & Associates assists individuals and organizations in becoming more effective by improving their interpersonal communications, emotional intelligence, and resiliency.

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