Self-Awareness

The Paradoxical Habit of Goal Obsession

Goal obsession is Marshall Goldsmith’s 21st habit that keep’s us from the top in his book What Got You Here Won’t Get You there. In my interpretation of this habit, I see it as a paradox, whereas we need to be planning, setting goals, but not at the expense of…

Habit #20 – An Excessive Need to Be “Me”

The excessive need to be me is exalting our faults as virtues simply because they’re who we are. Marshall Goldsmith in his book What Got You Here Won’t Get You Here calls this the “chronic behaviour, both positive and negative”. In my interpretation of this habit, I talk about how…

When the Buck Stops Here

Marshall Goldsmith in his book What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, calls Passing the Buck “one of those terrifying hybrid flaws” where you take “a healthy dose of needing to win and making excuses. Mix it with refusing to apologize and failing to give proper recognition. Sprinkle in…

Punishing the Messenger

Punishing the Messenger – the misguided need to attack the innocent who are usually trying to help us. In his book What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Marshall Goldsmith states that punishing the messenger “is like taking the worst elements of not giving recognition and hogging the credit…

The Impact of Just Saying “Thank-You.”

Dale Carnegie is known to say that the two sweetest words in the English language were a person’s first and last name. If you have known people who do that in conversations with you, you have more than likely paid closer attention to them and appreciated the attention. Marshall Goldsmith…