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Marshall Goldsmith
Executive Coach/Author

Marshall Goldsmith

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

Sufficient intellectual gifts

Q: In appointing a new Supreme Court Justice to replace John Paul Stevens, President Obama was seeking someone who could provide intellectual and personal leadership of the liberal block. His gamble in nominating Elena Kagan is bringing in someone from outside the 'priesthood' of appeals-court judges. What are the advantages and disadvantages of selecting a leader with non-traditional qualifications?

President Obama's selection may give the Court a valuable and different perspective. Every Justice does not have to have the same background. A person with her intellectual gifts can learn what needs to be learned.

By Marshall Goldsmith

 |  May 11, 2010; 5:00 AM ET
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