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Marshall Goldsmith Shows Why Follow-Up Leads to Consistent Results

Home Covid-testing kits can sometimes show false positives or negatives. A new nonprescription home test can be sent to a lab for results, which are more likely to be true. Marshall Goldsmith explores the importance of follow-up in our everyday lives.

Marshall Shows Why Follow-Up Leads to Consistent Results
“Follow-up heightens our self-awareness. It forces us to assess our moments of accountability.”

Nashville, TN (Newsworthy.ai) Monday Jul 11, 2022 @ 7:00 AM Pacific —

In a blog post related to following up, the renowned leadership expert and bestselling author Marshall Goldsmith talks about how follow-up helps us with accountability in reaching our goals.

Goldsmith writes, “Follow-up appears in many forms. It could be someone from human resources conducting a company wide survey, or our boss requesting a weekly progress report, or a vendor checking to see if we’re satisfied with a purchase. Like it or not, follow-up is a valuable process that heightens our self-awareness. It forces us to assess our moments of accountability.”

In this age of Covid, follow-up is essential to understanding one’s health. Home testing has been a boon, and people often follow that up with testing at sites to get further results.

But home tests have had a lot of false negatives, which can be problematic. The Food and Drug Administration authorized the first nonprescription test that can detect Covid-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus. The test can be sold directly to consumers online or at retail. A person can collect a nasal-swab sample themselves before sending the sample to Labcorp for analysis.

The test, called the Labcorp Seasonal Respiratory Virus RT-PCR DTC Test, searches for and amplifies the genetic materials of multiple viruses to figure out which one a person might be harboring. The test kit costs $169, but comes at no upfront cost to those who meet clinical guidelines and have insurance. Results are delivered through an online portal, with a follow-up from a healthcare provider if the outcome is positive or invalid.

The authorization is another step in increasing diagnostic access to patients for not only the virus that causes Covid-19, but other pathogens and conditions, a concept that has gained increasing traction throughout the pandemic.

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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