Frank Wagner: Marshall Goldsmith Coaching

Episode 07


About Frank Wagner: Frank was a founding partner in the Marshall Goldsmith Group. Frank has worked with Marshall since 1972 and Marshall asked Frank to help him develop the methodology so that they could teach other coaches. Frank’s specialty as a teacher and a coach has been helping leaders become more effective influencers since 1976. His mission is to measurably improve leadership around the world and he has a long list of accomplishments. He was recognized last year in London as being one of the top coach trainers in the world. He has both an MBA and a Ph.D. from The Graduate School of Management At UCLA.Frank is the author of one of the best and easiest to read books on leadership called The Power of Total Commitment: A Leader's Legacy.Frank has attained a level of Enterprise-Wide Business Partner, the highest level of the ACEC.

In this episode, Jordan and Frank discuss:

  • Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching

  • How leaders can get people to want to follow them

  • The advantages of “Feed Forward” over “Feedback”  (Feed Forward is important-Check it out)

  • The discipline for 95% success in changing perceptions about your leadership

Key Takeaways:

  • Talking about the future leads to more productivity. 

  • Leaders change perception of their leadership with 3 actions: ask, listen the right way, and say thank you.

  • Effective leaders must be able to respectfully tell their team what not to do 

"That rearview mirror is what’s behind you, it’s like the feedback. It’s important to see and learn from what’s behind you, but put more emphasis on where you’re headed than where you’ve been.” —  Frank Wagner

Connect with Frank Wagner:

Website: Stakeholder Centered Coaching

The Marshall Goldsmith Group

Email: coach.frank@gmail.com

Book: The Power of Total Commitment


Your host, Jordan Goldrich, grew up in a loud New York family and once lost an executive position because of his style. He is co-author of the Amazon Best Seller, Workplace Warrior®: People Skills For The No-Bulls**t Executive, Chief Operations Officer, Master Corporate Executive Coach, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. His guests are part of his international network of Workplace Warrior® executives, master corporate executive coaches, and thought leaders. Each guest will engage you in conversation about their successes, mistakes, and solutions. You will get strategies for being completely authentic, while you fulfill your commitment to your organization, build positive relationships, and take performance to an even higher level.

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