ABOUT THE EDITORS
Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is a world authority on helping
successful leaders get even better—by achieving positive,
lasting change in behavior for themselves, their people,
and their teams. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
is a New York Times best seller, Wall Street Journal #1
business book, and winner of the Harold Longman award
for Best Business Book of the Year. It has been translated
into 23 languages and is a top 10 best seller in seven dif-
The American Management Association named Dr.
Goldsmith as one of 50 great thinkers and leaders who
have influenced the field of management over the past 80
years. Major business press acknowledgments include
BusinessWeek—most influential practitioners in the his-
tory of leadership development; The Times (UK)—50
greatest living business thinkers; Wall Street Journal—
top 10 executive educators; Forbes—five most respected
executive coaches; Leadership Excellence—top five
thinkers on leadership; Economic Times (India)—five
rajgurus of America; Economist (UK)—most credible
executive advisers in the new era of business; and Fast
Company—America’s preeminent executive coach.
Dr. Goldsmith received his PhD from UCLA. He teaches
executive education at Dartmouth’s Tuck School and fre-
quently speaks at leading business schools. He is a
Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources
American Management Association
(America’s top HR honor) and his work has been recognized by almost every
professional organization in his field. In 2006, Alliant International
University honored Marshall by naming their schools of business and orga-
nizational studies the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management.
Marshall is one of a select few advisers who have been asked to work with
over 100 major CEOs and their management teams. He is cofounder of
Marshall Goldsmith Partners, a network of top-level executive coaches. He
served as a member of the board of the Peter Drucker Foundation for 10
years. He has been a volunteer teacher for U.S. Army Generals, Navy
Admirals, Girl Scout executives, and International and American Red Cross
leaders, where he was a National Volunteer of the Year.
Marshall’s 24 books include
The Leader of the Future (a BusinessWeek best
seller); Coaching for Leadership; and his latest best seller, Succession: Are
You Ready? Over 200 of his articles, interviews, columns, and videos are
available for viewing and sharing online (for no charge) at
www.MarshallGoldsmithLibrary.com. Visitors to this site have come from
188 countries and have viewed over 2.8 million resources.
John Baldoni is an internationally recognized leadership consultant, coach,
author, and speaker. He has taught what it means to inspire at the top of a
mountain in the Canadian Rockies. At sea level in Orlando, Florida, John
spoke to nearly 1,000 USAF/JAG commissioned and noncommissioned offi-
cers on leadership and communication. In 2007, John was named one of the
world’s top leadership gurus by Leadership Gurus International.
John began his business career in a 15th-floor office with a view of a private
golf course. Around the corner was a commanding view of the Pacific Ocean.
In between was a recording studio where John produced and edited corporate
radio spots. But John gave that all up to start his own business in the spare
bedroom of a beachfront rental more than three decades ago.
In time, John established a career as a highly sought-after communications
and leadership consultant and coach, where he has had the privilege of work-
ing with senior leaders in virtually every industry from pharmaceutical to
real estate, packaged goods to automobiles, and finance to health care.
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