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First published June 3, 2010

MARSHALL GOLDSMITH 

Recognized as one of the fifteen most influential business thinkers in the world, Marshall is a world authority in helping successful leaders get even better and a #1 NYT and WSJ best selling author (“What Got You Here Won’t Get You There”, “Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back if You Lose It”)   In this interview Marshall shares:
  • » How the double-booking of the then highest-paid consultant in his field got Marshall started in his career;
  • » How he became an executive coach, and the unique ‘pay-only-on-results’ basis he works on;
  • » The single intriguing question he asked soon-to-be-retired CEO’s that led to ‘Mojo’;
  • » The impact of his Buddhist beliefs on his writing, and what Buddha said when he asked him about ‘Mojo’;
  • » What Mojo is, and how to get it;
  • » The five categories of happiness and meaning, and how they impact leaders at work;
  • » Where Marshall gets his happiness and meaningfulness from;
  • » How he manages his teaching, coaching and writing activities to reach the most people;
  • » Why our default reaction in life is inertia, and how to overcome it;
  • » The exercise he goes through every day with his coach – and what he scores zero on;
  • » What he means by “going through periods of temporary sanity“, and how important they are;
  • » What we learned from Duke Ellington and Dennis Mudd about developing our own Mojo;
  • » Avoiding ‘Nojo’ – the negative spirit that holds back Mojo;
  • » What he, George Clooney and Bono have in common;
  • » The four steps to achieving Mojo;
  • » The Brain Pill – are you prepared to take it?;
  • » What he’s working on next;
  • » His precise retirement date;
Click here to read more about Marshall Goldsmith and Mojo at http://MarshallGoldsmithLibrary.com/ (Running time is approximately 30 minutes.)
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