Dr. Marshall Goldsmith was recognized as the #1 Leadership Thinker in the World and the top 5 Management Thinker in 2015, as well as one of the top ten Most-Influential Business Thinkers in the World and the top-ranked executive coach at the 2013 biennial Thinkers50 ceremony in London.
Dr. Goldsmith is the author or editor of 35 books, which have sold over two million copies, been translated into 30 languages and become bestsellers in 12 countries. He has written two New York Times bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – a Wall Street Journal #1 business book and winner of the Harold Longman Award for Business Book of the Year. His new book Triggers: Creating Behavior that Lasts – Becoming the Person You Want to Be is a Wall Street Journal #1 business book. His work has been recognized by nearly every professional organization in his field.
Dr. Goldsmith’s Ph.D. is from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management where he was recognized as the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. He teaches executive education at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. He is one of a select few executive advisors who have been asked to work with over 150 major CEOs and their management teams. He served on the Board of the Peter Drucker Foundation for ten years. He has been a volunteer teacher for US Army Generals, Navy Admirals, Girl Scout executives, International and American Red Cross leaders – where he was a National Volunteer of the Year.
Since beginning his consulting firm in 2006, Jim has worked with some of the most well-regarded companies in the world. His consulting engagements have been in North America, South America, Western & Central, Europe, Russia, India, China, Australia and New Zealand. Clients include J&J, Microsoft, Avon, ITW, JPMorgan Chase, Fidelity Investments, Turner Broadcasting, Mass Mutual, PWC, KKR, Mass Mutual, PIMCO, US Navy, USAA, Wyeth, Telstra and National Australia Bank.
Jim’s consulting practice focuses on six areas:
Jim Shanley retired from Bank of America in 2006 after a 20-year career with the company. He played a leadership role in growing the company from a small regional bank into one of the world’s largest and most profitable companies earning in excess of $70bb in revenue, $20bb in net income and employing over 250,000 people. He led the cultural integration in over 15 significant mergers and acquisitions.
At Bank of America, he had corporate-wide accountability for Staffing, Executive Development & Succession Planning, Organization Development, Leadership Development and Learning. He was a member of the Management Operating Committee and regularly worked with the Board of Directors. He led a team of over 1500 professionals. Under Jim’s leadership, Bank of America earned a reputation as a benchmark company for their Leadership Development and Talent Management programs and processes.
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