Marshall Goldsmith joins i4cp as Chairman Emeritus

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (February 7, 2007) – The Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), the premier institute to improve workforce productivity and bottom-line results within corporations, today announced that Marshall Goldsmith, a world-renowned author on leadership and the premier coach to corporate CEOs and senior executives, has been appointed Chairman Emeritus. Goldsmith, whose current book, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, is the current #1 best-selling business book in America, is a world authority in helping successful leaders get even better by achieving positive change in behavior – for themselves, their people and their teams. In his role as Chairman Emeritus, Goldsmith will help guide i4cp’s mission to improve workforce productivity for its corporate members – over half of which are Fortune 500 companies.

“I’m delighted to be associated with i4cp and their focus on improving corporate productivity, a topic that’s near and dear to my heart and, of course, to the senior executives I coach today and have coached in the past,” said Goldsmith. “I commend the individuals who started i4cp – namely, Kevin Oakes, Debbie McGrath and Jay Jamrog – for creating a research-based network that provides some of the world’s leading organizations with access to cutting-edge information on human capital issues, and a forum to assist each other.”

Recently the American Management Association named Goldsmith as one of 50 great thinkers and leaders who have influenced the field of management over the past 80 years, and BusinessWeek listed him as one of the most influential practitioners in the history of leadership development. In 2005 he was recognized as a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources – the highest award for an HR professional – and recognized in BusinessWeek as one of 50 great leaders in the United States. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal (as one of the top 10 executive educators), The Economist (as one of the most credible consultants in the new era of business), Forbes (as one of five most-respected executive coaches), Fast Company (as America’s preeminent executive coach), Harvard Business Review, Business Strategy Review and The New Yorker. His work has received national recognition from almost every professional organization in his field, including the Academy of Management, ASTD, HRPS and SHRM.

“We’re delighted to have Marshall Goldsmith join us as our Chairman Emeritus and lend some of his vast experience to our growing company,” said Kevin Oakes, CEO of i4cp. “Marshall is clearly one of the brightest minds in corporate America today, and his track record speaks volumes. I think the entire i4cp membership will benefit from Marshall’s influence.”

Goldsmith is a professor at Alliant International University's Marshall Goldsmith School of Management, which was named in his honor in 2006. He is also co-founder of Marshall Goldsmith Partners, a network of top-level executive coaches. He served as a member of the board of the Peter Drucker Foundation for 10 years and now serves as a member of the Leader to Leader board. He has also donated substantial time to nonprofit organizations, such as the Girl Scouts and the International and American Red Cross, where he was a National Volunteer of the Year.

Goldsmith is one of the few consultants who have been asked to work with more than 70 major CEOs and their management teams. He conducts workshops for executives, high-potential leaders and HR professionals. His Ph.D. is from UCLA, and he is an adjunct professor teaching executive education at Dartmouth’s Tuck School, in addition to speaking frequently at leading business schools.

For more information about Marshall Goldsmith Partners, please contact us at or call (212) 340-8280. For more information on how to become a member of i4cp, please contact Greg Pernula at (727) 345-2226.

About i4cp, inc.
The Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp, inc.) improves corporate productivity through a combination of research, community, tools and technology focused on the management of human capital. With more than 100 leading organizations as members, including many of the best-known companies in the world, i4cp draws upon one of the industry’s largest and most experienced research teams and executives-in-residence to produce more than 10,000 pages annually of rapid, reliable and respected research and analysis surrounding all facets of the management of people in organizations. Additionally, i4cp identifies and analyzes the upcoming major issues and future trends that are expected to influence workforce productivity and provides member clients with tools and technology to execute leading-edge strategies and “next” practices on these issues and trends. i4cp is a for-profit company with offices in St. Petersburg, FL.