Marshall Goldsmith is a management guru who regularly helps executives improve their leadership skills. He is a professor at Alliant International University, which named its graduate college of business after him. His major business innovation was "360-degree feedback," a method by which employees invite criticism. Time Magazine named Goldsmith one of the 100 most influential people in 2005.
He has co-edited or authored over 20 books, including the 2007 New York Times best-seller and Wall Street Journal #1 business book What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful. Goldsmith has a bachelor's degree from Rose- Hulman Institute of Technology, an M.B.A. from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. from the University of California Los Angeles.