Stephen Baum on Experiences That Shape Great Leaders

    Jan 24, 2019

    The corporate world is filled with executives, men and women who have worked hard for years to reach the upper levels of management. They're intelligent, skilled, and even charismatic. But only a handful of them will ever reach the pinnacle -- and as executive coach Marshall Goldsmith shows in his book What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful, subtle nuances make all the difference. These are small "transactional flaws" performed by one person against another (as simple as not saying "thank you" enough), which lead to negative perceptions that can hold any executive back. Marshall Goldsmith is corporate America's preeminent executive coach, having worked with more than sixty CEOs at the world's leading corporations. He is on the faculty of the executive education programs at Dartmouth College and the University of Michigan. Goldsmith lives in Fairbanks Ranch, California. For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars: * Moving from an Operational Manager to a Strategic Thinker * Situational [email protected]; II Workshop * The Voice of Leadership: How Leaders Inspire, Influence and Achieve Results * Preparing for Leadership: What It Takes to Take the Lead * Projecting a Positive Professional Image To learn more, read these AMACOM Books: * The Leadership Advantage, by Robert M. Fulmer, Jared L. Bleak * The Nature of Leadership, by B. Joseph White, Yaron Prywes * John F. Kennedy on Leadership, by John A. Barnes * The Leadership Training Activity Book, by Lois B. Hart, Ed.D., Charlotte S. Waisman, Ph.D.Becoming a leader is not about education or pedigree or even native smarts. Most of the most successful leaders started life as a regular person just like you. Certainly these leaders are smart and talented, but there are countless people even smarter...Becoming a leader is not about education or pedigree or even native smarts. Most of the most successful leaders started life as a regular person just like you. Certainly these leaders are smart and talented, but there are countless people even smarter and more talented who stall on the way. Something else is going on. What is it, and what can the rest of us learn from such people to improve our own chances of accomplishment? Stephen H. Baum has been an advisor and coach to CEOs for more than twenty years, first as a partner with Booz Allen & Hamilton and then as an independent practitioner. As chair of a Vistage Group of business owners and chief executives engaged in peer-to-peer coaching, Mr. Baum's role is to facilitate confidential exchange of experience, expertise, approaches to decisions, ideas and resources on issues of critical importance to the members. Mr. Baum also hosts Inside the CEO, a leadership series comprised of a CEO interview and unscripted student Q&A about the life experiences that prepared leaders to lead. Mr. Baum has taught classes in leadership development at Baruch College (CUNY) where the series is recorded. In addition, he is author of the recently published book What Made jack welch JACK WELCH. Get more information at his website: www.stephenhbaumleadership.comAMA_Edgewise_0820.mp3