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Meet Marshall Goldsmith; Top Ten Articles; New Favorite Photo; Mojo

  "…keeping you great"


Marshall Goldsmith is Keynoting!! Considered one of the top ten executive coaches in the world (probably number 1), I'm so excited that Goldsmith agreed this week to keynote our Fortune Leadership Summit May 10 – 11, Houston, TX. Clients of Goldsmith include Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford, and over 120 other CEOs and executives of Fortune 500 companies. You'll be spending time with one of the true giants of executive development.

What Got You Here Won't Get You There — this is the title of Goldsmith's huge #1 bestseller, named the Best Business Book the year it was released. Subtitled "How Successful People Become Even More Successful", Goldsmith highlights 20 bad habits that can derail an already accomplished executive — exactly the message we want to highlight at our first Fortune Leadership Summit.

Mojo: How to Get It, How To Keep It, How to Get It Back If You Lose It — this is the title of Goldsmith's latest book. Leaders of growth firms intuitively understand the importance of gaining and maintaining momentum. It's the force that helps you bust through the barriers that present themselves as you aim to dominate your niche. Not enough attention is given this important intangible in business.

Top Ten Articles — take four minutes and choose one of Goldsmith's top ten articles and read it this week. I chose Goldsmith's "Try Feedforward Instead of Feedback" and plan to use it with my team during our January 10 planning session. Here's a link to his top ten articles.

3% of Payroll — looking to prepay some expenses before the end of the year? Planning to bring your team to hear Goldsmith at the Leadership (May 10 – 11) and attend the Growth (Oct 25 – 26) Summits and want to get great seats (G200 and 10k members are seated upfront) while saving over $700 per seat? For $10,000 ("great" companies budget 3%-5% of someone's salary on executive education), you can pre-purchase 8 seats to any of our future Summits – this locks in the best price per seat of $1250 vs. the single price at $1995 and the 4 or more at $1495. And there's no time limit — you can use one seat per year, we don't care!! And the return is better than you'll get from banks! Here's a link to sign-up.

CEO's Family World Tour — two weeks ago, Larry Weinberg, CEO of BOWA, the award-winning remodeler I've highlighted many times, took off with his wife and two children for a 9 month trip around the world, starting in Panama with a visit to an orphanage. As Larry mentioned in one of his first blogs, they are taking this trip to "burst the McLean bubble" of privilege their children have lived in all their life — for them to learn what it's like in the rest of the world. Here's a link to a photo Larry sent me as he tries to juggle coconuts.

My New Favorite Photo — speaking of photos, Tijmen Bos, my new Dutch friend and Managing Partner of Amstel Valley, a European Business Accelerator for US Growth companies wanting to access the European market, sent me this photo. Never too young to start mastering the Rockefeller Habits!

CORRECTION — there was no link to Pat Lencioni's excellent quarterly newsletter last week — my apologies — here's the link.

Verne Harnish
Verne Harnish
Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants” and WEO’s “Advanced Business” executive program both held at MIT. Founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company with over 150 coaching partners on six continents, Verne has spent the past three decades helping companies scale-up. The “Growth Guy” syndicated columnist, he’s also the Venture columnist for FORTUNE magazine. He’s the author of Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0); Mastering the Rockefeller Habits; and along with the editors of Fortune, authored The Greatest Business Decisions of All Times," for which Jim Collins wrote the foreword. Verne also chairs FORTUNE Magazine’s annual Leadership and Growth Summits and serves on several boards including chairman of The Riordan Clinic and the newly launched Geoversity. He is an investor in many scale-ups. A father of four, he enjoys piano, tennis, and magic as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.