Saturday, January 07, 2017

"What Got You Here Won't Get You There" by Marshall Goldsmith - How Successful People Become Even More Successful

I always learn new things when I read Marshall Goldsmith's books. "What Got You Here Won't Get You There Is No Exception." In this book, he draws from his several decades of experience in coaching top business leaders to offer practical guidance to anyone who wants to become more successful. He offers a very helpful list of twenty bad habits that must be broken before an individual is ready to move on to the next level of success. He follows that  section of the book with chapters that outline positive steps and attitudes that will lead to dramatically improved levels of productivity and success. These later chapters include topics like Feedback, Apologizing, Advertising, Listening, Thanking, Following Up, and Paying It Forward.

In addition to offering principles that help to shape a new approach to growth and success, Dr. Goldsmith offers concrete examples from the experiences of those he has worked with- individuals who either struggled putting these principles into practice, or successfully applied them. It is the combination of the theoretical and the  practical that makes this book so useful.



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