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What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How successful people become even more successful Paperback – 12 Jun 2008
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As the reader, we think: 'How on earth will Marshall conquer this one?' A bit like the A-team: the odds seem impossibly slim and yet he always pulls it out of the bag. (Management Today)
...true success knows no bounds...By the time you've finished the section on Pulling Out The Stops, you should be well on your way. (City AM)
Your hard work is paying off. You are doing well in your field. But there is something standing between you and the next level of achievement. That something may just be one of your own annoying habits.See all Product description
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The main problem is, as many others have pointed out, that the Kindle version is hard to read because of all ' being rendered as (
This should be fixed, but not sure that it ever will. Otherwise, good book marred by a stupid rendering error, probably had the kindle version outsourced to someone with a non-English keyboard. -1 star but not enough to kill an otherwise useful book.
I was recently hit from two directions by the same person. They said, "You're the one person that stands out in my mind as someone who's never seemed to reach their full potential." And secondly, "You are actually the worse listener I've ever met. You are dreadful!" Ouch!
I found those comments motivational and started to work on changing through using this book. The book is analysis and workshop methods you need. The methods are in the book are not always obvious and certainly not easy fix-ups. But I think having to work at finding the what's and how's better than just being given the routemap.
I'd bet everyone has weak areas in their empathy with others and this book will tell you how to self diagnose and then how to start fixing the problems. You might find this book much more interesting (or horrifying) than you thought it would be. I started using the techniques with my wife - now that was interesting...
Once you are on the recovery route try "Just Listen" Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone
And if I did I would be lying. This book is powerful, and makes the strong case for 360 feedback- we all have our blind spots, and sometimes it is worth knowing what they are. Goldsmith knows his quarry, and our common flaws, very well.
This book makes the good point that most successful people get where they are on a mixture of ability and spin, and that may take them a long way up the corporate or professional ladder. Classically Western education has been about learning a subject, not about learning to understand yourself and your motivations. What the author adds is an appreciation that all virtues are shadowed by the vices of their excess and their lack. He shows how using 360 feedback on the basis that you don't know how you come across unless you've asked your co-workers and significant customers can help people develop further, increase their insight and their contribution to their work. The workers he assesses may well end up enjoying their work more, and getting promotions.
This book is well written, and it is on the great old theme of how we come to know ourselves accurately.
I think it would help most people in business and in professions to progress further, and even better to do this with their own and their colleagues sanity and respect intact.
We all have blind spots and cannot sometimes see our own shortcomings. This book will help the reader stop and think about which of the 20 traps they may be falling into and what to do about it. It is a great self help book for business professionals. As a coach myself, I give the book to clients to read and then use it as a starting point to discuss the areas they want to be coached in to improve themselves.
Strongly recommend this book.