Overall Rating: 3 Stars
"...as we advance in our careers, behavioral changes are often the only significant changes we can make."
People with highly successful careers have developed skills and behaviors that enabled them to reach their level of corporate achievement. Unfortunately, the same behaviors these people used to attain their level of success often can derail future career moves. These behaviors become blind spots and annoying unconscious habits that alienate both bosses and subordinates. Promotions are lost because these people choose to ignore problem behavioral areas rather than make the necessary changes. How do you recognize if you have behavioral blind spots? How can you rid yourself of these annoying, self-destructive behaviors and ensure future career success?
"What Got You Here Won't Get You There" describes 20 bad habits that commonly derail already successful careers. Author Goldsmith relies upon his executive coaching experience and provides a no-nonsense approach that busy executives can use to reflect upon their own behavior to identify whether they share any of these same bad habits as those described in the book. He addresses the fundamental problems that often come with success in a straightforward manner, and offers a systematic approach to eliminate these annoying bad habits. In addition, he provides a plan of action that will help you personally effect a positive change in behavior and ultimately achieve long-term success in both your career path and in your personal life. Every busy executive should read this book and use it as a reference.
Buy What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful.
Melissa F. Thompson is project manager/instructional designer at Innovative Print and Media Group in Phoenixville, PA.