Marshall Goldsmith started his career out as a business school professor but ended up as one of the world’s top executive coaches. In Episode 142 of the Knowledge Project (one of our favorite podcasts), Shane Parrish interviews him at great length, covering the essentials of leadership.
Not surprisingly, much of his leadership advice comes down to controlling one’s ego- something that’s very hard to do if you’re very used to winning all the time.
Here are takeaways of the big ideas the podcast generated, both Marshall’s and our own:
FIND SOMETHING THAT MATTERS
EMBODY LEADERSHIP AS A MINDSET
STOP LIVING IN THE PAST OR IN THE FUTURE – EMBRACE NOW
LEAVE YOUR EGO AT THE DOOR