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Marshall Goldsmith Shows Why it Takes Time to Find Your Genius

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had a talent for acting, but a genius for leadership, which was made clear after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Marshall Goldsmith explores capitalizing on native talents.

Marshall Goldsmith Shows Why it Takes Time to Find Your Genius
“You need years of experience to develop the knowledge base, work habits, and relationships to narrow down your own expertise.”

Nashville, TN (Newsworthy.ai) Wednesday Jul 6, 2022 @ 9:00 AM Pacific —

In a blog post related to discovering your gifts, adapted from his new book The Earned Life, the renowned leadership expert and bestselling author Marshall Goldsmith talks about when your native talents, skills, or genius might arise.

Goldsmith writes, “Remember this the next time you wonder why it’s taking you so long to identify a job or career that fully engages and fulfills you: You actually need years, not months, of experience to develop the knowledge base, the work habits, and the relationships that will enable you to narrow down the expertise to one that is yours to own.”

Some people are born great, while others have greatness thrust upon them, to paraphrase Shakespeare. Volodomyr Zelensky has assumed the rule of inspirational leader and exceptional communicator — positions few would have thought him attaining when he ran for president a few years ago, after a career as an actor and comedian. But life throws you curveballs, and President Zelensky’s leadership during the war in Ukraine has proved that when the time is right, the right person may be there to step up and lead the charge. President Zelensky recently saluted a small group of Ukrainian soldiers who reached the Russian border near Kharkiv — a powerful symbolic moment in Ukraine’s pushback against Russian invaders.

In The Earned Life Goldsmith uncovers the source of today’s existential crises, including regrets that stem from choices that irrevocably alter our lives, reroute destinies, and haunt our memories. These are particularly timely themes today.

With Goldsmith’s book as a guide, readers can close the gap between what they plan to achieve and what they actually get done—even in a world full of inescapable unfairness and curveballs—and live an earned life that is fulfilling in the long run.

You can read Marshall Goldsmith’s blog here.

About MARSHALL GOLDSMITH

Marshall Goldsmith has been recognized for years as the world’s leading executive coach and the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Mojo, and Triggers. He received his Ph.D. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. In his coaching practice, Goldsmith has advised more than 200 major CEOs and their management teams. He and his wife live in Nashville, Tennessee.

About THE EARNED LIFE

In THE EARNED LIFE (Currency Books), Marshall Goldsmith uncovers the source of today’s existential crisis: regret, the kind stemming from choices that irrevocably alter our lives, reroutes destinies, and haunts our memories—particularly timely themes as the pandemic and Great Resignation inspire people to seek meaning in their lives, get unstuck and make changes. With this book as their guide, readers can close the gap between what they plan to achieve and what they actually get done—even in a world full of inescapable unfairness and curveballs—and live an earned life too fulfilling to dwell on the “what ifs.”

If you’d like more information on Marshall Goldsmith, The Earned Life, and his work, please get in touch with Lyda Goldsmith.

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