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Published: September 3, 2013


Beware Sophomoric Self-Obsession

—Marshall Goldsmith

Reprinted with the permission of  Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2013.

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The Reviewer

  1. Art Kleiner is editor-in-chief of strategy+business and author of The Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management (2nd ed., Jossey-Bass, 2008) and Who Really Matters: The Core Group Theory of Power, Privilege, and Success (Currency/Doubleday, 2003). 

This Book

  1. Managers as Mentors: Building Partnerships for Learning (3rd ed., Berrett-Koehler, 2013), by Chip R. Bell and Marshall Goldsmith

    Chip R. Bell is a leading consultant and speaker on customer loyalty and service innovation. He is the author of six business books, including Managing Knock Your Socks Off Service (with Ron Zemke; 3rd ed., Amacom, 2013) and Customers as Partners: Building Relationships That Last (Berrett-Koehler, 1994). 

    Marshall Goldsmith is a highly regarded executive coach. He has authored and edited numerous books, including Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back if You Lose It (Hyperion, 2010) and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful (Hyperion, 2007). In 2011, he was ranked as the top leadership thinker in the world on the biennial Thinkers50 list.