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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
Leading Executive Coach: Executives
throughout the world seek Marshall Goldsmith's advice on developing
the leadership skills needed to success in today's competitive
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 www.BusinessWeek.com and www.HuffingtonPost.com.
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 www.economicclubofindiana.com.