The corporate world is filled with men and women who have worked hard to reach upper level management. They're intelligent, skilled, and even charismatic. But only a handful of them will ever reach the pinnacle -- and as executive coach Marshall Goldsmith shows in this book, subtle nuances make all the difference. These are small transactional flaws performed by one person against another that, using Goldsmith's straightforward, jargon free advice, are easy behaviors to change.
What Got You Here Won’t Get You There holds the basic premise that there are a handful of workplace habits that often keep successful people from making the next big leap forward in their career. The author, "Marshall Goldsmith, seeks to identify those habits and help you to overcome them so you can make that next big leap in whatever you’re planning to do with your life. While this book has a heavy skew towards management, there is a lot of meat here that applies no matter what you’re doing. Let’s take a look." The Simple Dollar
"Whether you are near the top of the ladder or still have a ways to climb, this book serves as an essential guide to help you eliminate your dysfunctions and move to where you want to go." Hachette Book Group
"Companies pay Goldsmith big bucks to teach their best and brightest how to get rid of the everyday behaviors that drive their officemates nuts and sabotage their success. It's an investment that often costs $250,000. Fortunately, he captures his thoughtful advice inWhat Got You Here Won't Get You There." Book Page
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