EDITOR'S NOTE: Successful people are always successful because of many things and in spite of some things, according to coach and consultant Marshall Goldsmith. Helping executives understand this and change ineffective behavior is Goldsmith's challenge.
Goldsmith is a founding director of Keilty, Goldsmith and Company (KGC), a consulting firm based in San Diego that specializes in leadership development and feedback. He has been rated one of the top five executive coaches by Forbes magazine and one of the top ten executive development consultants by The Wall Street Journal. He has co-edited a number of recent books for the Drucker Foundation, including Leading Beyond the Walls