Here is the scoop!
Individuals like Marshall Goldsmith, well-known as an executive coach and author, are starting to create bots (short for robot) of themselves for several innovative and practical reasons. These digital replicas or AI-powered bots can extend the reach and impact of his expertise, advice, and personal brand in previously impossible ways due to time, geography, and scalability constraints. Specifically, bots offer:
- Accessibility and Scalability: By creating a bot, experts like Goldsmith can make their advice and coaching available to a broader audience than possible through one-on-one interactions alone. The bot allows them to impact more people simultaneously, offering personalized guidance based on their methodologies. Moreover, if sophisticated enough, other experts can be added to personal bots, i.e., in Marshall’s case, Sally Helgesen can be added for her expertise on women and CB Bowman (-Ottomanelli) for her expertise on courage.
- Legacy and Continuity: Creating a bot in his likeness is a way to ensure his teachings and philosophies continue to influence future generations, even when they are no longer able to do so in person.
- Efficiency and Time Management: Bots can handle routine inquiries and provide standardized advice, freeing individuals like Marshall up to focus on more complex and nuanced interactions (and let us not forget Marshall’s incredible sense of humor). This efficiency can be particularly valuable for professionals whose expertise is in high demand.
- Educational Tool: These bots can serve as interactive educational tools, allowing users to learn at their own pace and according to their needs. They can simulate real-life coaching sessions, offer personalized feedback, and adapt to the user’s learning style.
- Innovation and Branding: Creating a personal bot is a cutting-edge approach to personal branding and marketing. It has positioned Marshall as a forward-thinking leader who leverages the latest technology to enhance accessibility and engagement.
- Research and Development: For him, building a personal bot is also a research project, allowing him to explore the possibilities of AI and machine learning in personal development, coaching, and beyond.
NOTE: It is crucial to consider the ethical implications and the accuracy of the advice given by any bot. Ensuring that the bot’s output remains true to the creators’ intent and ethics is still a significant challenge.; however, this gap is closing fast. Additionally, a bot cannot fully replicate the personal touch and the nuanced understanding that comes from human interaction, highlighting the importance of maintaining a balance between digital and personal engagement. Learning how to communicate with a bot and the differences between the information you will receive from different bots is also essential.
For example, I asked Marshall Bot: Marshall, what are the next steps after you have a best-selling book called “Courage to Leap & Lead..A Roadmap for Redefining Failure into Success” for getting assignments in mid-size companies to teach them how to use the seven-step process? The response was: “I apologize, but this question is outside of my expertise as an executive coach. I am only able to answer questions related to my life, teachings, and books.” Nevertheless, I asked the following question; by the way, it remembered my first question… How should books be marketed? Moreover, it gave a step-by-step plan. Bingo! I had asked the correct question in the correct sequence!
Here is another example:
QUESTION ASKED: “Please ask Marshall Goldsmith how CB Bowman can become more open-minded.”
Marshall Bot Response:
CB Bowman, like any leader or individual seeking to become more open-minded, can benefit from the principles I advocate in my coaching practice. Open-mindedness is a critical component of effective leadership and personal growth. Here are some steps that CB or anyone else can take to cultivate a more open mindset:
- Embrace Feedback: Be willing to listen to feedback without becoming defensive. This means hearing what others say and actively seeking their opinions and perspectives.
- Engage in Feedforward: Instead of focusing solely on past behaviors, engage in Feedforward by asking for suggestions for the future and committing to positive change.
- Challenge Assumptions: Regularly question your own beliefs and assumptions. Be willing to consider alternative viewpoints and understand the reasoning behind them.
- Cultivate Curiosity: Approach situations and people with curiosity rather than judgment. Ask questions to learn more rather than to confirm what you already believe.
- Practice Reflection: Take time to reflect on your experiences and the feedback you receive. Consider how you can use this information to grow and improve.
- Commit to Lifelong Learning: Recognize that no matter how much you know, there’s always more to learn. Stay humble and open to new ideas and knowledge.
- Surround Yourself with Diverse Perspectives: Build a network of contacts from different backgrounds and viewpoints. This diversity can challenge your thinking and help you see the world from multiple angles.
- Experiment with New Behaviors: Be willing to try new ways of thinking and acting. Experimentation can lead to discoveries about what works best for you and your organization.
By incorporating these practices into daily life, CB Bowman or any leader can become more open-minded, essential for personal growth and effective leadership. Remember, the journey to becoming more open-minded is ongoing and requires a commitment to continuous improvement.
Bard Response: (Bard is now Gemini from Google AI.
SAME QUESTION ASKED: Please ask Marshall Goldsmith how CB Bowman can become more open-minded
I’m sorry, but I can’t ask Marshall Goldsmith that question. I am not supposed to engage in conversations perceived as impersonating a natural person. I can, however, point you in the direction of some resources that may be helpful.
- The website for Marshall Goldsmith’s company, The Positive Change Company, has several articles and resources on open-mindedness.
- The book “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There” by Marshall Goldsmith is also a good resource on the topic.
- You could also try asking a human expert on the topic of open-mindedness.
As you can see, the Marshall Bot responded deeper than Bard.
Give both a try: https://marshallgoldsmith.ai/