In a blog post related to the importance of coaching, adapted from his new book The Earned Life, the renowned leadership expert and bestselling author Marshall Goldsmith talks about how asking for help is a sign of growth.
Goldsmith writes, “Coaching is an ongoing process, as open-ended as our desire to continue improving. The difference between teaching and coaching is the difference between “I want to learn” and “I need help to get better and better.” None of us is perfect. We’re all flawed human beings. We all should be asking for help.”
Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s foreign minister, has criticized what he called a lack of support from NATO since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine three months ago. Despite Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s impassioned pleas for help when the war began, Mr. Kuleba says that NATO has not done enough to protect the country, even if Ukraine is not part of that organization. Before the war, Ukrainians saw NATO as more forceful than the European Union. Since the invasion, he said, the trans-Atlantic alliance had failed to help Ukraine as an organization, though individual members have responded to President Zelensky’s calls for help in the fight against Russian aggression.
In The Earned Life Goldsmith uncovers the source of today’s existential crises, including regrets that stem from choices that irrevocably alter our lives, reroute destinies, and haunt our memories. These are particularly timely themes today.
With Goldsmith’s book as a guide, readers can close the gap between what they plan to achieve and what they actually get done—even in a world full of inescapable unfairness and curveballs—and live an earned life that is fulfilling in the long run.
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About MARSHALL GOLDSMITH
Marshall Goldsmith has been recognized for years as the world’s leading executive coach and the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Mojo, and Triggers. He received his Ph.D. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. In his coaching practice, Goldsmith has advised more than 200 major CEOs and their management teams. He and his wife live in Nashville, Tennessee.
About THE EARNED LIFE
In THE EARNED LIFE (Currency Books), Marshall Goldsmith uncovers the source of today’s existential crisis: regret, the kind stemming from choices that irrevocably alter our lives, reroutes destinies, and haunts our memories—particularly timely themes as the pandemic and Great Resignation inspire people to seek meaning in their lives, get unstuck and make changes. With this book as their guide, readers can close the gap between what they plan to achieve and what they actually get done—even in a world full of inescapable unfairness and curveballs—and live an earned life too fulfilling to dwell on the “what ifs.”
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