Marshall Goldsmith’s article “Four Bad Habits of Super-Smart Leaders” Series

My final month of exploration of Marshall Goldsmith’s “Four Bad Habits of Super-Smart Leaders” and this time I’m paying attention to “why can’t they be like me?” I recall with great clarity being in front of a room talking about a specific aspect of leadership and using a sporting analogy when one of the leaders said he had no framework to interpret that analogy. Dang it, dude, why can’t you be like me and love sports? Shift that to be about some aspect of you that you think really brings success in a meeting. And how we operate from assumption that everyone will get it, or does get it, the same way you do. Also consider others who operate from this approach, which is often easier at first. What do you wish they would say or do to bring you into the conversation or project? Now, how can you use that advice for those you lead?

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About Judy Hissong

Judy Hissong is the President of Nesso Strategies. A former law firm Chief Operating Officer, she helps firms become more profitable by developing leaders. Her mission is “world domination for Good.” By creating actionable, lightbulb moments that leaders want to share and spread, she intends to improve the world one person at a time.

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