- Hardcover: 236 pages
- Publisher: Hyperion; 1st edition (Jan. 9 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781401301309
- ISBN-13: 978-1401301309
- ASIN: 1401301304
- Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 2.2 x 24.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 454 g
- Average Customer Review: 26 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,535 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful! Hardcover – Jan 2 2007
|New from||Used from|
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
From Publishers Weekly
Goldsmith, an executive coach to the corporate elite, pinpoints 20 bad habits that stifle already successful careers as well as personal goals like succeeding in marriage or as a parent. Most are common behavioral problems, such as speaking when angry, which even the author is prone to do when dealing with a teenage daughter's belly ring. Though Goldsmith deals with touchy-feely material more typical of a self-help book—such as learning to listen or letting go of the past—his approach to curing self-destructive behavior is much harder-edged. For instance, he does not suggest sensitivity training for those prone to voicing morale-deflating sarcasm. His advice is to stop doing it. To stimulate behavior change, he suggests imposing fines (e.g., $10 for each infraction), asserting that monetary penalties can yield results by lunchtime. While Goldsmith's advice applies to everyone, the highly successful audience he targets may be the least likely to seek out his book without a direct order from someone higher up. As he points out, they are apt to attribute their success to their bad behavior. Still, that may allow the less successful to gain ground by improving their people skills first. (Jan. 2)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
By now, the CEO as celebrity is old hat. (Just start counting the books from former company heads.) That goes for the executive-recruiter-cum-president-makers. What has yet to be explored--until now--is the celebrity business coach, the individual who helps C-level executives correct flaws, whether invisible or public. A frequent interviewee in major business magazines like Fortune, Goldsmith, with the sage help and advice of his collaborator Reiter, pens a self-help career book, filled with disguised anecdotes and candid dialogue, all soon slated for bestsellerdom. His steps in coaching for success are simple, honest, without artifice: gather feedback from appropriate colleagues and cohorts, determine which behaviors to change (and remember, Goldsmith specifically focuses on behavior, not skills or knowledge), apologize, advertise, listen, thank, follow up, and practice feed-forward. Admittedly, this shrewd organizational psychologist only works with leaders he knows will listen, follow advice, and change--especially considering that he doesn't receive fees until improvements are secure and visible. On the other hand, these are words and processes anyone will benefit from, whether wannabe manager or senior executive. Barbara Jacobs
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Showing 1-8 of 26 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I am really enjoying the audible version of "What Got You Here Won't Get You There"; it's a fantastic book. I decided to get the Kindle version to facilitate making notes. I saw the graphic novel version and, despite my intial misgivings, curiosity got the better of me and I bought it instead of the regular, text version.
It's great. It's a really fun, and even more efficient, way to review the material!
Someone should get a promotion for coming up with this idea.
Want to see more reviews on this item?