Marshall Goldsmith, one of the world's top thought leaders on organizational development, leadership and coaching, posts this entry on "Real Change Requires Real Effort."
"Leaders can help people set goals that increase their probability of lasting change—or they can help them set goals that may feel good in the short term but lead to disillusionment and giving up in the long term."
BOTTOMLINE: "Real change requires real effort. The quick fix is seldom the meaningful fix. Distractions and competing responses are going to happen. The higher the level of the leader, the more likely it is that they will happen. Improving leadership skills—like getting in shape—won't solve all of life's problems.