Marshal Goldsmith on Leadership being a Contact Sport

I had dinner with Marshal Goldsmith in Abu Dhabi in 2009. A wonderful session with him in the morning and then watched him coach young UAE nationals over dinner. Have a look at his article below on feedback and leadership.

Our article “Leadership Is a Contact Sport: The ‘Follow-up Factor’ in Management Development” is one of 9 articles featured in the Autumn 2010 special edition of Strategy+Business as one of the greatest articles published in the journal’s 15-year history. In this article we built on research involving over 86,000 participants to highlight the incredible positive correlation between feedback, follow-up, and leadership effectiveness. We are planning to follow-up on this article in 2011 with parallel research on the topic of employee engagement.

View a copy of “Leadership Is a Contact Sport” here. If you have any questions or comments about the article, we would love to hear from you! Please contact us at Marshall@MarshallGoldsmith.com!

Life is good!

Marshall Goldsmith and Howard Morgan