Leadership Skills for World-Class Leaders

Strengthen your skills for even more influence, impact, & opportunity

Marshall Goldsmith's Stakeholder-Centered Coaching is a transparent process that guarantees measurable leadership Growth. No growth No charge.

20 leadership skills (Behavioral)

Leadership skills that are widely valued. It’s based on over 100 coaching engagements over the past 15 years from Marshall Goldsmith’s Inner Team of North America.

  1. Treat others with respect
  2. Build trust
  3. Listen to different points of view with an open mind before giving my opinion
  4. Delegate more effectively
  5. Stand up to individuals who undermine teamwork
  6. Develop Executive presence.
  7. Address conflict constructively and timely
  8. Collaborate with others
  9. Develop and link team strategy to business strategy
  10. Stand up for what I believe in
  11. Hold others accountable
  12. Present self with confidence
  13. Focus on the critical few issues
  14. Become more assertive
  15. Take appropriate risks
  16. Build cross functional relationships
  17. Become a better coach and mentor
  18. Match my leadership style to the specific need of others
  19. Present my POV persuasively
  20. Become more decisive

Leadership skills (Cultural)

Broader skills with big impact.

  1. Honesty/Integrity
  2. Inclusivity
  3. Servant leadership
  4. Alignment around clear & compelling vision
  5. Support culture of innovation
  6. Support culture of transparency
  7. Support culture of continual learning & improvement
  8. Grow leadership at all levels
  9. Ensure leadership exists where needed
  10. and many more

Why Improve?

What's in it for the organization and you? Of course that depends on your situation. But it may include benefits like:

  • Increase odds of success of a key product or initiative.
  • Strengthen your team's collaboration, innovation, & resiliance
  • Earn a big promotion to a new level of influence, salary, & equity
  • Less stress & frustration.
  • Better relationships with stakeholders and family
  • By you modeling your interest & effort in self improvement, you make it OK for the rest of the organization to look for their own improvement.
  • And you'll learn a leadership-development framework you can utiize across your organization
  • And more ...

As a leader, your improvements are leveraged accross the scope of your shadow.

What difference would it make for you if after a year you were seen and recognized by key people in your organization as a much more effective leader? What if you didn't improve in this way?

It helps to estimate the dollar value of the improvement. e.g. "If I can get the teams collaborating to launch this product, it will yield $100M" or "If I get the promotion it's worth $400K/yr in increased salary & equity, and a path to even more."

A Common Way to Improve

  1. Identify the skill that will help you and your org the most.
  2. Pick a way to improve it.
  3. Maybe get some help.
  4. Try to focus on it.

That can work. But if the stakes are high, consider the proven rigerous approach of Stakeholder-Centered Coaching.

Improving via Stakeholder-Centered Coaching (SCC)

Stakeholder-Centered Coaching adds a very systematic approach. It helps you identify the improvement that will have the biggest impact. It enlists 10 or so of your key stakeholders to help you progress. It provides focus long enough to integrate sustainable change. It produces measurable results and a change in the perception of your stakeholders.

Process Outline for Stakeholder-Centered Coaching (SCC)

Next Step Forward

Let's discuss your situation and where you want to go.

I'd be honored to help you and your teams grow in your chosen way. I'm a Certified Marshall Goldsmith's Stakeholder-Centered Coaching Leadership Coach. This simple coaching framework is systematic & measurable. Results guaranteed. No growth. No charge.

Michael Kelley Harris