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Marshall Goldsmith
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Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith is an executive educator, speaker, coach and best-selling author. His most recent book is Mojo.

An Accepting Boss

Santa has many wonderful leadership qualities. He is always "up and positive" - even in a 'down' environment. This is not easy to do. Even Santa must get bummed-out, but he is the ultimate professional. He doesn't whine or complain about factors that he cannot control.

The Rudolf decision shows Santa's flexibility. He did not say that Rudolf would always lead the team - just when needed. Santa is incredibly customer-focused and willing to "do what it takes" to make the kids happy!

Although Santa claims to use a 'naughty-nice' system, he is incredibly generous in his assessments. Let's face it - we have all been a little naughty and Santa has still come through for us!

By Marshall Goldsmith

 |  December 23, 2008; 3:34 PM ET
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