World’s #1 Leadership Thinker with Marshall Goldsmith | Part 2

Marshall Goldsmith is recognized as the World’s Number 1 Leadership Thinker by INC Magazine, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and Fast Company as well as many other business publications. Marshall is a business coach and educator who has helped over 150 CEOs and management teams take their organizations to the next level by embracing changes in the workplace. As a New York Times  bestselling author, he has published countless business-related books, including What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Triggers, and MOJO: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back If You Lose It.

Marshall joins me again today to discuss his stakeholder-centered approach to coaching and how it creates a constellation of accountability. He shares his coaching philosophy and why he believes it’s harder to change people’s perception than it is to change your own behavior. He explains why he decided to offer performance-based coaching rates and the benefits he’s received with this pricing model. He also shares his book writing process, why he recommends working with a co-author, and how to determine which field you want to become recognized as a world-class expert.

“In leadership, it doesn’t matter what we think we said. In leadership, all that matters is ‘what did they hear?’ Their perception is their reality .”  – Marshall Goldsmith

This week on The School for Good Living Podcast:

  • The stakeholder-centered coaching approach and how it creates a constellation of accountability
  • Why Marshall believes it’s harder to change other people’s perception than it is to change your behavior
  • The book writing process Marshall and his publisher uses and why he recommends working with a co-writer
  • The Daily Question process and the top 6 questions Marshall recommends adding to your daily questions list
  • Marshall’s perspective on branding, marketing, and promotion
  • How to decide what field you want to be recognized as a world-renowned expert in

Resources Mentioned:

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Connect with Marshall Goldsmith:


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World’s #1 Leadership Thinker with Marshall Goldsmith | Part 1

Marshall Goldsmith is a world-renowned business coach and educator and has been recognized as the World’s #1 Leadership Thinker by INC Magazine, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and Fast Company. He has helped over 150 CEOs and management teams, including Ford Motor Company, World Bank, and Intel, to take their organizations to the next level through his practical and proven coaching methods on embracing change in the workplace. Marshall is the New York Times bestselling author of multiple books, including What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Triggers, and MOJO: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back If You Lose It. He has presented dozens of keynote speeches on topics related to leadership and coaching for professional associations, executive groups, and HR organizations.

Marshall joins me today to discuss internal and external validation and how getting them mixed up can make us feel like an impostor or victim. He shares the biggest mistakes many coaches make and how to become a more effective leader. He discusses the challenges of achieving long-lasting changes in behavior, strategies to achieve it, and the importance of letting others know your goals for creating lasting change in your life and career. He also shares his coaching philosophy, the difference between feedforward and feedback, and his advice for other coaches and service-driven professionals.

“Love the process of what you’re doing.”  – Marshall Goldsmith


This week on The School for Good Living Podcast:

  • The two key variables Marshall believes makes the most impact on what’s important in life
  • His philosophy on life and achieving long-lasting happiness
  • The difference between internal and external validation, why they are important, and why it’s crucial to understand the difference
  • Why Marshall decided to set his coaching rates based on performance and client results
  • Why he believes people struggle to create lasting change
  • Marshall’s perspective on building rapport with coaching clients
  • His ‘feedforward’ technique and how it differs from feedback


Resources Mentioned:

**The School for Good Living may receive commissions for purchases made through Amazon links in this post.


Connect with Marshall Goldsmith:


This episode is sponsored by Nexus IT Consultants

Nexus IT Consultants offers world-class IT support and solutions to help companies of all sizes manage their information technology. Through hyper-responsive, white-glove IT support and services, Nexus IT can handle basic tasks like IT monitoring and maintenance to the more complex projects like digital transformation.

To learn more about the services offered at Nexus IT and to schedule your free comprehensive consultation, visit NexusITC.net


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Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of the School for Good Living Podcast, with your host, Bryan Miller. If you enjoyed this episode, please head over to Apple Podcasts to subscribe and leave us a rating and review.

Don’t forget to visit our website, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. And be sure to share your favorite episodes with your friends and colleagues on social media to inspire others to improve their lives and reach their full potential.






Solo Episode #5: Exploring Authenticity

This week in my 5th solo podcast episode, I’m going to explore five questions on the topic of authenticity. In my coaching practice I find this topic to be one that everyone wrestles with.

What does it mean to be authentic? What does it mean to feel comfortable in your own skin and how can we do it? One of the questions that I like to ask people that I work with when I coach is who’s the most authentic person you know and what about them makes you think they’re authentic?

What you need to know is you don’t need anyone to give you permission to be yourself. When you make that choice, it begins a virtuous cycle. As you more fully express your innermost self, you tap into your core genius, access more of your power, and increase the likelihood you will make the contribution that only you can make.

I want to thank my friend and client, Juliana, who’s in my Life’s Best Practices Breakthrough Coaching program, for asking these five questions.

SHOW NOTES
00:02:48 – Disempowering & empowering beliefs
00:13:01 – Bronnie Ware
00:22:10 – My tool to discovering what I really want.

LINKS –
**The School for Good Living may receive commissions for purchases made through Amazon links in this post.

The School for Good Living
Bryanmiller.com
Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing






Solo Episode #4: Daily Driver

So as I prepared for this solo cast I thought, what could I share that might be of value to you? I want to do two things: 1) I want to share with you a story about my six year old daughter, and 2) I want to invite you to really think about your own routine. Is your routine supporting you?

As a coach I have seen (I’ve seen in my own life as well), that all human behavior is a series of patterns. Maybe today is an opportunity to really look at that and consciously map out what your ideal day would look like. If there was a single day that you could live, day in and day out, what kind of day would it be?

I often think about how remarkable it is that you can change your entire life with a single decision.

SHOW NOTES
00:01:49 – Right hand vs. Left hand
00:05:44 – Life as a race track
00:17:57 – My routine

LINKS –

The School for Good Living
Bryanmiller.com






Solo Episode #3: Paths & Pivots

Today I want to share with you, in case it’s useful to you, a bit about my journey to creating the Life’s Best Practices Breakthrough Coaching Program. I suspect that you also have something you want to create or something you’re in the middle of creating and you might be wondering, is it worth it?

You have a gift, something that you want to share. We all have gifts and talents, but how can you share that with others in a way that’s ultimately fulfilling? At one point in my life I wanted to write and see produced my own screenplay. I travelled far down that path and in this episode I share that my desire to improve people’s lives, inspire them, and have fun in the process, was found through coaching – my entrepreneurial pivot.

Enjoy this episode and if you have topics that you think might be useful to explore on this show, I invite you to email me at [email protected]

SHOW NOTES
00:01:00 – If you’re an entrepreneur
00:01:51 – I committed my life…to a screenplay
00:04:29 – Life’s Best Practices
00:05:28 – Your library card
00:11:15 – I love when others grow

LINKS –

The School for Good Living
Bryanmiller.com






Solo Episode #2: Becoming Brilliant

Welcome to the School for Good Living podcast. This is the 2nd solo episode this month and it’s just you, me, and my producer Dallan.

Today I open up about my own struggles with identity and how a sweat lodge experience in New Mexico helped me clarify the constant questions – Who am I? What do I want? Why am I here? Challenging questions that we carry most of our lives but rarely get the opportunity to dedicate our awareness to.

There is this idea that any one of us is so much more than anything we could possibly use to describe ourselves, including our name. I love this saying, that we are more like rivers than statues. Because no matter what, life is in this constant dynamic flow and I want to share with you one small story on how I didn’t become Bryan Banana.

Enjoy this episode and if you have topics that you think might be useful to explore on this show, I invite you to email me at [email protected]

SHOW NOTES
00:01:27 – What a man can be
00:02:56 – Blessed or cursed
00:07:31 – The challenge is not finding the answers
00:010:03 – Bryan Banana
00:13:46 – What is it you ultimately want to be?

LINKS –

The School for Good Living
Bryanmiller.com






Solo Episode #1: Exploring Good Living

Hello my friends, it’s Bryan here. This month I’ve chosen to focus on our relationship and explore what it means to be a listener. Sitting in a sound booth, I have no idea where this podcast goes, who receives it, or what impact it might have. I might not know you, I might’ve met you before, or you might be my best friend. I want to build this relationship a little further by sharing with you a little bit about me and about the School for Good Living – what it is, why it exists, and what it could do for you.

If you have topics that you think might be useful to explore on this show, I invite you to email me at [email protected]

SHOW NOTES
00:03:42 – Figure out and find your voice
00:06:25 – I enjoy serving people
00:08:11 – Larry H. Miller Group
00:11:16 – Help make a world work for everyone
00:14:38 – A coach for everyone, everyone a coach

LINKS –
Marshall Goldsmith
Larry H. Miller Group
The School for Good Living





Carl Honoré: In Praise of Slowness

Hello my friends today, my guest is Carl Honore, author of a book called In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed.

Carl’s book came to me at the perfect time in my life. He was interested to explore and answer two questions. Number one – how did we get so fast, and two – is it possible or even desirable to slow down? Carl is an award winning writer, broadcaster, and TEDTalk speaker. He’s considered the voice of the global slow movement and talks about how to thrive in a fast world by slowing down. His TED talk on this same subject has been viewed more than 3 million times.

In his TED talk, he talks about bad slow versus good slow. The idea of time sickness and time exits, how we can get more out of time, slow time down. He talks about our tendency to race through life instead of truly living it.He spent a decade working as a journalist before really diving in to this slow movement thing.

He points out that we used to dial, now we speed dial. We used to read, now we speed read. We used to walk, now we speed walk, and we used to date, and now we speed date. He has explored what some people call the international slow movement, and he makes the point that when we slow down (at the right moments) that ultimately we’re able to do everything better. I hope you enjoy and benefit from this interview with Carl Honore. Thanks so much for listening.

SUMMARY
00:03:58 – What’s life about?
00:13:58 – Time Sickness
00:36:38 – Eigenzeit & Tempo giusto
00:41:41 – The Lightning Round
00:51:00 – Writing lesson

LINKS – (In order of appearance)
**The School for Good Living receives commissions for purchases made through Amazon links in this post. **

In Praise of Slowness: Changing the Cult of Speed
TedTalk: Carl Honoré – In Praise of Slowness
CarlHonore.com


Clark Strand: Waking Up to the Dark

Today my guest is Clark Strand, author of Waking Up To The Dark: Ancient Wisdom For A Sleepless Age. Clark is someone who has written six books and he’s also written for the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, New York Times, Newsweek’s blog on Faith, Tricycle (which is a Buddhist magazine you might know), Body and Soul, Spirituality and Health.

In this interview we talk about a number of things that you might find interesting and useful. Clark talks about something called bimodal sleep and he shares both in the book and in this interview, research done by a doctor named Thomas Wehr. Dr. Wehr was looking for human beings’ primordial pattern of sleep, wanting to know how did human beings sleep before the electrical age. We also touch on light pollution – what it’s doing to our environment and what it’s doing to our bodies. Clark shares the view that electrification was the worst thing that’s ever happened to our planet (which is a pretty bold claim), but he goes on to explain what he means by that.

We also talk about his new book out November 5, 2019. It’s titled The Way of the Rose: The Radical Path of the Divine Feminine Hidden in the Rosary. He’s the founder of an eco feminist rosary group and if you want to investigate online before you invest your time in listening to the interview, you can go to wayoftherose.org and check it out. But at any rate, I suspect that Clark will share some views that you don’t typically hear in the circles you run in or the conversations you have. If you do, I want to be a part of your conversations. All right with that, please enjoy this conversation with Clark Strand.

SUMMARY
00:05:10 – What’s life about?
00:17:02 – The worst thing that’s ever happened for the planet.
00:25:13 – Dr. Thomas Wehr.
00:34:17 – Shintoism.
00:38:50 – Anthropocene.
00:53:11 – The Sleep industry.
01:10:17 – The Way of the Rose.
01:29:10  – Lightning round.

LINKS – (In order of appearance)
**The School for Good Living receives commissions for purchases made through Amazon links in this post. **

Waking Up to the Dark: Ancient Wisdom for a Sleepless Age by Clark Strand
Tricycle.org
The Way of the Rose – on Facebook
Wayoftherose.org
The Way of the Rose: The Radical Path of the Divine Feminine Hidden in the Rosary


Dean Burnett: The Idiot Brain

My conversation today is with Dean Burnett. Dean is a neuroscientist, a lecturer, an author, a blogger or podcaster, a pundit science communicator, comedian, and numerous other things – depending on who’s asking and what they need.

Dean discusses with us his book, “Idiot Brain, What Your Head Is Really Up To”. It’s one of five books that he’s written in the last few years. He’s very prolific. And I really enjoyed this book. This book goes through and takes a look at why we do the things we do and offers some of the latest scientific rationale, but in a very humorous way, very insightful way. Dean’s writing has been published all over the world and he’s very popular – especially in the United Kingdom.

I asked him about how he married his interest and passion in standup comedy with neuroscience. We talk about depression and mental illness, something he’s written about extensively. We talk about the blog posts he wrote that had more than 3 million readers (as a surprise to him) and how that was the passage from being an amateur to a pro.

We also talk about some of the egocentric biases that the brain has. Things that we are largely unaware of, whether or not we have free will. We talk about personality, what it is, if we can change it, and then we get into a discussion about writing and the creative process. We talk a little bit about promotion as we often do. I think you’ll enjoy this conversation with Dean. He’s a very humble guy with some interesting perspectives. So with that, please enjoy this conversation with my new Welsh friend, Dean Burnett.

SUMMARY
00:04:00 – What’s life about?
00:12:52 – Embalming cadavers.
00:20:20 – Knitting a sweater out of cotton candy.
00:26:57 – Have a go…at stand-up comedy.
00:35:10 – I didn’t think I was allowed to write a book.
00:37:15 – Our second brain.
00:52:20  – Mental health.
01:20:53  – The Lightning Round.

LINKS – (In order of appearance)
**The School for Good Living receives commissions for purchases made through Amazon links in this post. **

Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To
Why Your Parents Are Driving You Up The Wall And What To Do About It
Psycho-logical on Audible
Dean Burnett website
@DeanBurnettAuthor – on Facebook
@garwboy – on Twitter
Brain Yapping blog
Brain Yapping – The Podcast