My Reflections on Marshall Goldsmith’s “What Got You Here Won’t get You There”

My Reflections on Marshall Goldsmith’s “What Got You Here Won’t get You There”

Over the past almost six months I have recorded a series of vlog posts based on the work of Marshall Goldsmith and his Twenty Habits

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That Hold You Back from the Top which can be found in his amazing book, “What Got You Here Won’t get You There” published in 2007 by Hyperion.   This has been and continues to be a very influential work for me personally and has informed a lot of my thinking on leadership and what it means to be a leader in, not only organizations but in life in general. Below are the links to the vlog posts in the order Marshall presents them in his book plus an epilogue. Again, these are my interpretations, thoughts, and reflections and how they have influenced me and how I work with my clients – enjoy.

1.What is “Winning Too Much” and Why Does It Matter?

2. Adding Too Much Value? When is too much, too much?

3. Passing Judgement: When making assumptions gets you in trouble.

4. Marshall’s 4th Habit That Keeps You from The Top

5. What is “No”, “But”, and “However”…?

6. Danger – Showing People We’re Smarter Than We Are

7. What Is the Impact of Speaking When Angry?

8. Negativity: Being negative and what you can do about it

9. Why “You Can Have That” Matters

10. A Tip on How to Make Sure You Give Recognition

11. Taking Credit When It Is Not Ours to Give

12. If You Are Hearing Excuses, Look at Yourself.

13. Clinging to The Past: Leadership requires moving forward

14. Are you Playing Favorites in the Workplace?

15. Refusing to Express Regret – saying I’m sorry

16. Are You Listening?

17. The Impact of Just Saying “Thank-You.”

18. Punishing the Messenger

19. When the Buck Stops Here

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

21. The Paradoxical Habit of Goal Obsession

Epilogue: The Twenty Habits Are Not Just for Leaders

I look forward to any and all comments…

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