Soft Skills

When the Buck Stops Here

Marshall Goldsmith in his book What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, calls Passing the Buck “one of those terrifying hybrid flaws” where you take “a healthy dose of needing to win and making excuses. Mix it with refusing to apologize and failing to give proper recognition. Sprinkle in…

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…

Are you Playing Favorites in the Workplace?

Playing favorites is failing to see that we are treating someone differently, maybe even unfairly The question isn’t “do we play favorites – like some people over others, treat some people differently than others”?  As humans we do tend to do that – the question should be “are we aware…

Clinging to The Past: Leadership requires moving forward

Marshall Goldsmith in his book What Got You Here Won’t get You There talks about clinging to the past as one of the things that will keep you from the top. Marshall talks about this as being a way to deflect blame away from ourselves and onto events and people…

Marshall’s 4th Habit That Keeps You from The Top

Making destructive comments is Marshall Goldsmith’s 4th habit that keeps you from the top. These are the needless sarcasms and cutting remarks that we think make us sound sharp and witty. In this week’s Vlog I take a different take on what this means to me and how I have…