Marshall Goldsmith, the father of 360 degree feedback, shared some of his thoughts on a recent LeadStar podcast. He encouraged people to ask themselves: “Who are your heroes? – and then to consider how you can be more like them.”

He gave the personal example of one of his heroes who was very generous with his time and mentored Goldsmith when he was a novice. Goldsmith always admired that, and now is leading an extensive mentoring program where he is “teaching everything he knows” to 100 people chosen for his program. He offers this without cost, rather a promise that the participants pay by teaching others in this way when they are older.

As we reflect on Labor Day and all the heroes among us – those that have advanced labor and prosperity in the country, served in the military, volunteered, been a first responder or provided heroic acts in any way – think about who you would like to emulate and why. Then make your labor for today taking the first step toward that behavior.

Source; Marshall Goldsmith on LeadStar podcast episode #24, August 24, 2017

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Dr. beth triplett is the owner of leadership dots, offering coaching, training and consulting for new supervisors. She also shares daily lessons on her leadershipdots blog. Her work is based on the leadership dots philosophy that change happens through the intentional connecting of small steps in the short term to the big picture in the long term.

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