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‘You’ve got to motivate’

‘You’ve got to motivate’

Though a post on John Federico’s blog a couple of days ago, Juggling e-mails, blogs and integrity, I can accross an article from the CNN website: Today’s leaders juggle e-mails, blogs and integrity.

It is the second section of the article, which did really get my attention. There, the anonymous author, interviews Marshall Goldsmith, who has published Global Leadership: The Next Generation. The whole section seems to be really worth meditating for many wanabee leaders, especially the last sentence. Emphasis are mine.

“The role of leadership has changed from the top-down — ‘I’m going to tell you what to do approach’ — to a more asking, listening and participating [approach].”

“You’re managing a bunch of smart people,” Goldsmith said. “You can’t tell them what to do and how to do it, you’ve got to involve them, you’ve got to listen, you’ve got to motivate them.

[…] the most difficult thing is “getting people involved so they own the vision.”

“The great achiever: It’s about me. The great leader: It’s about them”

>>>To the article..

Comments (2)

  1. Wayne Turmel

    Marshall Goldsmith is really leading the pack on the topic. I interviewed him for the Cranky Middle Manager podcast and had a great time. You can hear him talk about his book and other topics at

    I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for all your hard work and keep it up

    Wayne Turmel

  2. Pascal Venier

    Thank you for the link and your good words, Wayne. I am very honored that the Cranky Middle Manager would be visiting my modest blog.

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