What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful

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Profile Books, 2008 - Self-Help - 256 pages
Your hard work is paying off. You are doing well in your field. But there is something standing between you and the next level of achievement. That something may just be one of your own annoying habits.Perhaps one small flaw - a behaviour you barely even recognise - is the only thing that's keeping you from where you want to be. It may be that the very characteristic that you believe got you where you are - like the drive to win at all costs - is what's holding you back. As this book explains, people often do well in spite of certain habits rather than because of them-and need a "to stop" list rather than one listing what "to do".Marshall Goldsmith's expertise is in helping global leaders overcome their unconscious annoying habits and become more successful. His one-on-one coaching comes with a six-figure price tag - but in this book you get his great advice for much less. Recently named as one of the world's five most-respected executive coaches by Forbes, he has worked with over 100 major CEOs and their management teams at the world's top businesses. His clients include corporations such as Goldman Sachs, Glaxo SmithKline, Johnson and Johnson and GE.
 

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If you made it to the executive suite and you're a gigantic asshole, congratulations! this book is for you. Marshall Goldsmith will be happy to get paid good money to teach you how to pretend that you ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - tabascofromgudreads - LibraryThing

If you made it to the executive suite and you're a gigantic asshole, congratulations! this book is for you. Marshall Goldsmith will be happy to get paid good money to teach you how to pretend that you ... Read full review

Contents

You Are Here
3
Enough About You
11
The Success Delusion or Why We Resist Change
16
SECTION TWO The Twenty Habits That Hold You Back from the
33
The Twenty Habits
35
The TwentyFirst Habit Goal Obsession
99
SECTION THREE How We Can Change for the Better
105
Feedback
111
Thanking
157
Following Up
161
Practicing Feedforward
170
SECTION FOUR Pulling Out the Stops
177
Changing The Rules
179
Special Challenges for People in Charge
199
You Are Here Now
221
Appendix
225

Apologizing
136
Telling the World or Advertising
142
Listening
147

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Marshall Goldsmith was recently named by BusinessWeek as one of the most influential practitioners in the history of leadership development. The Times, and the American Management Association, recently named him one of fifty great thinkers and business leaders in the field of management. The Wall Street Journal names him as one of the world's top ten executive educators and he appeared in the Economist as one of the most credible thought leaders in the new era of business. He has a PhD from UCLA and has taught in executive education programs at many of the world's top business schools including Dartmouth's Tuck School.

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