HR Studio Podcast
About This Show
HR Studio Podcast is designed to accelerate the development of new and aspiring HR leaders. Guests will include senior HR executives, thought-leaders, authors, speakers and trend-spotters from the field of HR and beyond. Listeners will learn what it takes to succeed in HR today through career stories and journeys; developmental references and resources; human capital trends and much more.
Each show concludes with an open ended question for the audience to answer in the LinkedIn Group.
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Most Recent Episode
Episode 14 Show Notes: The “Superstition Trap” &“In Spite Of List”
Kyle O’Connor and Linda Hlavac interview Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, currently the number one executive coach and number one thought leader on coaching. This episode will be of interest to all listeners who coach others in leadership roles; through internal/external coaching roles; or informally coaching colleagues. Learn the pitfalls and superstitions to which smart leaders become susceptible and what it takes to improve leadership skills and become a better coach. Learn about Marshall’s new mentoring project and how you can apply to participate. Marshall has two number one best-selling books on both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal’s lists, Triggers and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. Both are recognized on Amazon’s top 100 leadership and success books to read in a lifetime. ________________________________________ Key Learnings From This Episode • Marshall’s passion is ‘positive change’. His mission is to help successful leaders achieve positive lasting change in behavior. He believes we spend a lot of time helping leaders learn what to do and not enough time helping each other to learn what to stop doing. • What does Marshall see as the strengths and challenges of leaders? o Strengths: They are smart, dedicated, hard-working, driven to achieve, creative, entrepreneurial, care about the company, care about the customers, they have great values, high integrity and get results. o Challenges: Ego. They never want to be wrong; they want to be right all the time. Winning too much. Adding too much value. o It’s fairly hard for smart, successful people not to go through life constantly proving how smart and wonderful they are. o As people become more successful, they fall into something called a ‘superstition trap’. What is a superstition trap? ‘I behave this way; I’m incredibly successful. Therefore, I must be incredibly successful because I behave this way.’ Wrong. They’re successful because they do many things right, and in spite of doing some things that make no sense. No one is so wonderful that they have nothing on the “in spite of” list. • What are the qualities he believes people need to get better? How about just “need” o They have to have the courage to look in the mirror, which is not easy. o They have to have humility to admit they can improve, because nobody’s going to get better if they don’t try to ge