John Whitehead in Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Leadership Associate Executive Coach • Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching Feb 3, 2021 · 1 min read · ~100

When the Buck Stops Here

Marshall Goldsmith in his book What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, calls Passing the Buck “one of those terrifying hybrid flaws” where you take “a healthy dose of needing to win and making excuses. Mix it with refusing to apologize and failing to give proper recognition. Sprinkle in a faint hint of punishing the messenger and getting angry. And what you end up with is passing the buck. Blaming others for our mistakes”. And if you haven’t figured it out yet, each of those italicized terms are habits we have previously explored in this series. What do you do? Watch this week’s Vlog and let me know…


When the Buck Stops Here

John K Whitehead & Associates coaches individuals and organizations in becoming more effective by helping them improve their interpersonal communications, emotional intelligence, and resiliency.

You can read my blog at http://johnkwhitehead.ca

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Marshall Goldsmith in his book What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, calls Passing the Buck “one of those terrifying hybrid flaws” where you take “a healthy dose of needing to win and making excuses. Mix it with refusing to apologize and failing to give proper recognition. Sprinkle in a faint hint of punishing the messenger and getting angry. And what you end up with is passing the buck. Blaming others for our mistakes”. And if you haven’t figured it out yet, each of those italicized terms are habits we have previously explored in this series. What do you do? Watch this week’s Vlog and let me know…

John K Whitehead & Associates coaches individuals and organizations in becoming more effective by helping them improve their interpersonal communications, emotional intelligence, and resiliency.

You can read my blog at http://johnkwhitehead.ca

If you have enjoyed reading these posts, please Follow Me – and if you sign up for my Blog I will send you a copy of my eBook, “What Are These Things Called Soft Skills?”