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Best-Selling Alumnus Marshall Goldsmith Speaking at Economic Club of Indiana

January 3, 2013

Premier leadership thinker, best-selling business author, and Rose-Hulman alumnus Marshall Goldsmith will bring his wisdom and advice to the Economic Club of Indiana on January 8. He will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the 500 Ballroom of the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.

             Golden Smith

Leading Executive Coach: Executives throughout the world seek Marshall Goldsmith's advice on developing the leadership skills needed to success in today's competitive business environment.

Goldsmith, who earned a bachelor's degree in mathematical economics from Rose-Hulman in 1970, is among the world's most sought-after executive coaches. He was recognized as the No. 1 leadership thinker in the world and the No. 7 business thinker in the world at the 2011 bi-annual Thinkers 50 ceremony, sponsored by the Harvard Business Review. He is one of a select few executive advisors who have been asked to work with more than 120 major CEOs and their management teams.

The notion that everyone can change is part of the Buddhist underpinnings that enlighten Goldsmith's executive coaching. He helped pioneer the 360-degree feedback technique that solicits input from-as the name suggests-people all around the client. He creates reports and works with clients to set goals. Then, he coaches them as they pursue those targeted changes.

"I help important people to get better," he says.

Learn more about Goldsmith and his career in a profile article published last year in Rose-Hulman's alumni magazine, Echoes.

Goldsmith, who earned a PhD in management from UCLA, is the million-selling author or editor of 31 books, including the bestsellers Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back if You Lose It and What Got You Here Won't Get You There, winner of the Harold Longman Award for Business Book of the Year.

His other books include Succession: Are You Ready?, a WSJ best-seller; The Leader of the Future, a BusinessWeek best-seller; and The Organization of the Future 2 and The Leadership Investment, both American Library Association Choice Award winners for academic business books of the year. He has regular blogs at and

Goldsmith's studies in mathematical economics at Rose-Hulman are the base for his coaching work. "I use measurement in everything that I do," he explains. Though executive coaching involves behavioral changes and other softer-seeming sciences, measurement comes into play in researching potential improvements and gauging each client's success. At Rose-Hulman, he says, "I learned the importance of numbers and measurement."

Goldsmith joins a list of Economic Club of Indiana speakers that includes a recent appearance by Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve System.

Register to hear Goldsmith's talk at