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!

Life is good!

Marshall Goldsmith and Howard Morgan