Book Review:What Got You Here Wont Get You There By Marshall Goldsmith
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“People will do something—including changing their behavior—only if it can be demonstrated that doing so is in their own best interests as defined by their own values.”

This book is written by Marshall Goldsmith (March 20, 1949) is an American leadership coach, the author of several management-related books

The book is divided into different sections.

Section One: The Trouble With Success.

This section talks about the Success and indicates that it is bad sometimes.

Section Two: The Twenty Habits That Hold You Back From The Top

Some habits which will be destructive in your work place. for e.g. Not listening to your co workers

Section Three: How We Can Change For The Better

and then he talks about how to fix these behaviors.

Section Four: Pulling Out the Stops

Some heavy concepts for management.

For starters, if you have subordinates, be very clear to them what’s expected of them specifically from you. Similarly, if you have a new boss, be sure to ask (even repeatedly) what specifically is expected from you. This is the greatest advice conveyed in this book in a confusing manner ever.This book is so confusing as the title. A more accurate title might be ”Just Be Nice” .This contradicts all the success theories and you would be like what the f$%# did you read all these while.This book claims that the habits that you have gained so far in the career which gave you the success -are now delaying your success.I did skim through some chapters just to found that this book is awesomely crazily boring.

I felt like he kept saying the same thing over, and over, and over again. Its unfortunate that we live in a society that has to write a book to tell people you should send a thank you note in-order to succeed in life.

If you can’t explain a thing using simple language to simple people – please don’t even try!




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