Marshall Goldsmith

  • World Authority in Helping Successful Leaders Get Even Better
  • #1 Leadership Thinker in the World
  • New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller

Marshall Goldsmith Speaker Profile:

Marshall Goldsmith was recently recognized as the #1 leadership thinker in the world and the #7 business thinker in the world at the bi-annual Thinkers 50 ceremony sponsored by the Harvard Business Review.

He is the million-selling author or editor of 31 books, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – a WSJ #1 business book and winner of the Harold Longman Award for Business Book of the Year. His books have been translated into 28 languages and become bestsellers in eight countries.

Marshall’s professional acknowledgments include: Institute for Management Studies – Lifetime Achievement Award (one of only two ever awarded), American Management Association - 50 great thinkers and leaders who have influenced the field of management over the past 80 years, BusinessWeek – 50 great leaders in America, Wall Street Journal – top ten executive educators, Forbes – five most-respected executive coaches, Leadership Excellence – top five thinkers on leadership, Economic Times (India) – top CEO coaches of America, Economist (UK) – most credible executive advisors in the new era of business, National Academy of Human Resources – Fellow of the Academy (America’s top HR award), World HRD Congress – 2011 global leader in HR thinking, 2011 - Tata Award (India) for Global HR Excellence, Fast Company – America’s preeminent executive coach and Leader to Leader Institute – 2010 Leader of the Future Award. His work has been recognized by almost every professional organization in his field.

Dr. Goldsmith’s Ph.D. is from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management where (in 2010) he was recognized as one of 100 distinguished graduates in the 75 year history of the School. He teaches executive education at Dartmouth’s Tuck School and frequently speaks at leading business schools. He is one of a select few executive advisors who have been asked to work with over 120 major CEOs and their management teams. He served on the Board of the Peter Drucker Foundation for ten years. He has been a volunteer teacher for US Army Generals, Navy Admirals, Girl Scout executives, International and American Red Cross leaders – where he was a National Volunteer of the Year.

Marshall Goldsmith’s other books include: Succession: Are You Ready? – a WSJ bestseller, The Leader of the Future - a BusinessWeek bestseller. The AMA Handbook of Leadership, The Organization of the Future 2 and The Leadership Investment – all three are American Library Association - Choice award winners for academic business books of the year.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Change, Coaching, Coaching / Mentoring, Global, Global Leadership, Leadership, Management, Teambuilding, Vision

  • Travels From:

    California

  • Price:

    $30,000 - $50,000

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Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith Speaker Profile:

Marshall Goldsmith was recently recognized as the #1 leadership thinker in the world and the #7 business thinker in the world at the bi-annual Thinkers 50 ceremony sponsored by the Harvard Business Review.

He is the million-selling author or editor of 31 books, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – a WSJ #1 business book and winner of the Harold Longman Award for Business Book of the Year. His books have been translated into 28 languages and become bestsellers in eight countries.

Marshall’s professional acknowledgments include: Institute for Management Studies – Lifetime Achievement Award (one of only two ever awarded), American Management Association - 50 great thinkers and leaders who have influenced the field of management over the past 80 years, BusinessWeek – 50 great leaders in America, Wall Street Journal – top ten executive educators, Forbes – five most-respected executive coaches, Leadership Excellence – top five thinkers on leadership, Economic Times (India) – top CEO coaches of America, Economist (UK) – most credible executive advisors in the new era of business, National Academy of Human Resources – Fellow of the Academy (America’s top HR award), World HRD Congress – 2011 global leader in HR thinking, 2011 - Tata Award (India) for Global HR Excellence, Fast Company – America’s preeminent executive coach and Leader to Leader Institute – 2010 Leader of the Future Award. His work has been recognized by almost every professional organization in his field.

Dr. Goldsmith’s Ph.D. is from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management where (in 2010) he was recognized as one of 100 distinguished graduates in the 75 year history of the School. He teaches executive education at Dartmouth’s Tuck School and frequently speaks at leading business schools. He is one of a select few executive advisors who have been asked to work with over 120 major CEOs and their management teams. He served on the Board of the Peter Drucker Foundation for ten years. He has been a volunteer teacher for US Army Generals, Navy Admirals, Girl Scout executives, International and American Red Cross leaders – where he was a National Volunteer of the Year.

Marshall Goldsmith’s other books include: Succession: Are You Ready? – a WSJ bestseller, The Leader of the Future - a BusinessWeek bestseller. The AMA Handbook of Leadership, The Organization of the Future 2 and The Leadership Investment – all three are American Library Association - Choice award winners for academic business books of the year.

To book Marshall Goldsmith call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404

MOJO: How to Get It, How to Keep It, and How to Get It Back If You Lose It. “Mojo” is the feeling we get when we’re moving forward, making progress, achieving goals, clearing hurdles, passing the competition—and doing so with increasing ease. Based on his newest book, Marshall Goldsmith discusses the new world of work and shows why mojo is more important than ever before. Goldsmith will reveal how our mojo is impacted by identity, achievement, reputation, and acceptance. By the end of the session, participants will be able to define mojo, measure it, and keep mojo by letting go of the little stuff, avoiding pointless arguments at work, and steering clear of mojo-killers.  Free applications will be available to help participants experience more happiness and meaning at work and at home.

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. How do successful leaders become even more successful? By following practical strategies from Marshall Goldsmith, one of the world’s leading executive coaches. This session will help you understand the unique challenges faced by successful people, and learn proven, research based tools for developing yourself and coaching others. Goldsmith will explain how to implement “feed-forward”, a positive, focused tool for improvement, and understand the latest innovations in peer coaching. As long as you have the commitment, Goldsmith has the guide for mastering change and finding more happiness and meaning—at work and home, and with the important people in your life.

Executive Coaching. Goldsmith is one of the world’s most accomplished and in-demand executive coaches. He is very selective in choosing clients and will personally work with a maximum of eight clients at any one time. His coaching process is unique; he defines success and “better” not by his or his individual clients’ qualifications, but by measurable positive change in pre-selected leadership behaviors as determined by pre-selected key stakeholders. Goldsmith’s clients range from CEOs to C-level executives whose work is critically important to an organization.

Conference Organizer

“I want to thank you for helping with our Principals Day event. Marshall Goldsmith was excellent. Not only is Marshall the consummate professional, being on time, ending on time, etc. but he really got our team on engaged. That’s a challenge for a group of 150+ leaders at 7:30 AM. I heard great comments throughout the morning, including our CEO who gave me a “fist-bump” for this.”

Boeing Commercial Airlines

"We were a very successful team who took our performance to the next level. With Marshall's help we identified our two areas and went to work. We used everyone's help and support, exceeded our improvement expectations and had fun! A team's dedication to continuous improvement combined with Marshall's proven process ROCKS!"

Australian Human Resources Institute

"As the opening keynote speaker for the Australian Human Resources Institute annual National Convention, Marshall Goldsmith wowed over 1000 delegates with his thought-provoking and engaging presentation ... high-energy ... extremely captivating and inspiring speaker and presenter ... fantastic charisma ... extremely relevant ... practical tools that I will use ... humour, pathos and insight ... made me feel the importance of life and that to get the most out of people, you have to give them what they need. What an inspirational man! ... The value that Marshall added to our convention extended beyond his presentation. ... He positioned himself as an ambassador of our organisation promoting AHRI at every opportunity. He really was one of the team, and my staff still rave about him! ...We cannot thank him enough and we look forward to working with Marshall again in the near future."

A Whale of a Shark Tale
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Mentoring effectiveness is all about clearing an emotional path to make the learning journey as free of boundaries as possible.

George has never been a person of moderation.

When he was in college, he joined a group of fellow wayward students to take a forbidden midnight swim in the pool at the girls’ gym on the other side of a tall, locked chain-link fence.

George was the one who decided everyone should make it a skinny-dipping adventure, and the fact that he was the only one who stripped did not bother him. It was not surprising that years later, after reading the best-selling book “Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive,” George went to a pet store and boldly bought a live shark for his Miami apartment. Though less than a foot long, it was a real shark — with a distinctive white dorsal fin rising from its gun-metal-gray body. George named the little fish Harvey after the book’s author, Harvey Mackay.

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