What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful
Marshall Goldsmith & Mark Reiter
Hyperion, 2007 (2007)
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Reviewed by Lyn Seippel
hat happens when a successful career stalls? Profession coach Marshall Goldsmith lists twenty transactional flaws that can be easily corrected with his practical advice. While the list looks daunting, the failings rarely show up in bunches.
etermine two behaviors to change, and work on those before moving on to the next two.
ocusing on behavior rather than accomplishments or knowledge, Goldsmith finds teaching people to use their positive skills rather than their negative ones is simpler than you might think. His book uses anecdotes to demonstrate the failings that often get in the way of success, and offers tough but easy suggestions on fixing them.
ou don't have to be a business executive to find that self-destructive behavior can hurt your career. Goldsmith's common sense advice applies not only in business, but can be used to succeed in marriage, parenting, and in dealing with people anywhere.
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