Marshall Goldsmith
Best-Selling Author, "What Got You Here Won’t Get You There"
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Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is the author or editor of 34 books, which have sold over two million copies, been translated into 30 languages and become bestsellers in 12 countries. He has written two New York Times bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – a Wall Street Journal #1 business book and winner of the Harold Longman Award for Business Book of the Year. He most recently released Managers As Mentor, a guide for leaders in helping associates grow in today’s tumultuous organizations.

Marshall’s global professional acknowledgments include being named Harvard Business Review’s “World’s #1 Leadership Thinker,” Institute for Management Studies’ Lifetime Achievement Award (one of only two ever awarded), American Management Association’s “50 great thinkers and leaders who have influenced the field of management over the past 80 years,” BusinessWeek’s “50 great leaders in America,” Wall Street Journal’s “top ten executive educators,” Forbes “five most-respected executive coaches,” Leadership Excellence’s “top ten thinkers on leadership,” Economic Times’ “top CEO coaches,” Harvard Business Review’s “Leadership Thinker of the Decade,” CEO Global’s “World’s #1 Leadership Speaker,” Economist’s “most credible executive advisors in the new era of business” and Fast Company’s “America’s preeminent executive coach.” His work has been recognized by nearly every professional organization in his field.

Dr. Goldsmith’s Ph.D. is from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management where he was recognized as the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. He teaches executive education at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. He is one of a select few executive advisors who have been asked to work with over 150 major CEOs and their management teams. He served on the Board of the Peter Drucker Foundation for ten years. He has been a volunteer teacher for US Army Generals, Navy Admirals, Girl Scout executives, International and American Red Cross leaders – where he was a National Volunteer of the Year.

Marshall’s other books include: Wall Street Journal bestseller Succession: Are You Ready? and BusinessWeek bestseller The Leader of the Future. The AMA Handbook of Leadership, The Organization of the Future 2, and The Leadership Investment are American Library Association Choice award winners for academic business books of the year. Over three hundred of his articles, interviews, columns, and videos are available online at for viewing and sharing. Visitors to this site have come from 197 countries and have viewed, read, listened to, downloaded, or shared resources over 20 million times.

Speech Topics

  • Helping Successful Leaders Get Even Better
  • Coaching for Leadership
  • Global Leadership: The Next Generation
  • Globalization: A Nightmare or a Dream Come True
  • Effectively Influencing Up: Changing What You Can Change and Making Peace with What You Cannot Change
  • Achieving Happiness and Self-Acceptance in a Crazy World
  • Women in Leadership: Unique Challenges and Opportunities
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What Got You Here Won't Get You There
Managers as Mentor
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