Soft Skills

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?…

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…

Why “You Can Have That” Matters

Withholding information: The refusal to share information in order to maintain an advantage over others. This is the 9th Habit That Keeps You from The Top as described and pronounced by Marshall Goldsmith in his leadership book “What Got You Won’t Get You There”.  As Marshall puts it, “the problem…