Marshall Goldsmith is arguably the best executive coach in the country. He is without question the best paid. His new book What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, was just listed as America’s best-selling business book by The Wall Street Journal. If you’re swimming in the corporate sea you should read it next time you come up for air. Marshall has been a friend and a bit of a mentor to us at FirstVoice for years, and we make a point to check out his regular e-column. There is a posting there now with direct relevance to Leadership Stories – a subject this blog will be getting more and more involved with as the election cycle heats up. One of Marshall’s great gifts – both as a coach and as a writer – is his ability to ask the obvious central question that somehow everyone else has overlooked. Scroll down to the July 17 post “What Drives Our Greatest Leaders” and see what we mean. You’ll see why Marshall’s unique brand of expertise is worth every penny.
“I’m a senior manager at Nike. I’ve been with Nike for 35 years. Recently I’ve been challenged to speak more powerfully. I hired Bob to boost my abilities. I got more than my money’s worth. Bob transformed my speaking by finding a passionate storyteller inside me. Now people are excited to hear what I have to say. They are not passive. They want to get involved. They want to help change things for the better.”