Who can help? Marshall Goldsmith is an expert at helping global leaders overcome their (sometimes unconscious) annoying habits and attaining a higher level of success. His one-on-one coaching comes with a six-figure price tag. But with this audiobook, you'll get Marshall's great advice without the hefty fee!
What is the solution? The Harvard Business Review asked Goldsmith, "What is the most common problem faced by the executives that you coach?" Inside, he answers this question by discussing not only the key beliefs of successful leaders, but also the behaviors that hold them back. He addresses the fundamental problems that often come with success and offers ways to attack them. Goldsmith outlines 20 habits commonly found in the corporate environment and provides a systematic approach to helping executives achieve a positive change in behavior.
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"[Goldsmith's] steps in coaching for success are simple, honest, without artifice." (Booklist)
Very useful book. Even if you don't implement the full improvement strategy of apologizing and advertising it and following up, the various issues discussed are obviously true once you think about them. As the author says throughout, many of the solutions are simple, though not necessarily easy to implement. I would recommend this to anyone who works in an office environment, not just executives. In fact, the earlier in your career you recognize the issues the author discusses, the more effective you will be.
I really liked this book and found the content to be valuable. However, more than other audiobooks that I've listened to, I found that this didn't lend itself to the format too well. I often felt like I needed to take notes or look back on a list (which of course wasn't available). The audiobook format left me wanting to get a copy from the library which I could copy a few tables and lists out of. This hasn't been my experience as much with other audio books.
I enjoyed the book. For me the value was in hearing Goldsmith talk about annoying & distracting habits, some of which plague me. In listening to his discussion of the habits I learned a few things about myself. Now I can change a few behaviors that may have been annoying others and holding me back.
Of all the books I have read which address techniques to make me a better person and more effective colleague, this may be close to the best. Marshall applies a brutally practical perspective that anyone who wants to change can benefit from.
This is a good book to listen too. out of the business books, this is in the upper value level
Marc sounds like my grandfather telling me the story when he says something like if you have trouble saying thank you, then start saying Thank you. it sounds so simple and empowering, that I better not upset dad/ grandpa.
I am often found to be someone that
Avid reader from Dubai. Now slowly trying to get on the audible bandwagon.
Yes, has a lot of principles that can help people move from one stage to another in life, and also gives advice on what needs to be kept in mind.
All the examples provided has relevance and applicability in daily life.
The points mentioned about how even successful people have chinks in the armor and even these chinks can be ironed out by focusing on the problem.
Yes, the book makes valid points - There may be times when the talents that got you to your current successful position are now preventing you from going further. It's sort of the "promoted to your level of incompetence" thing. I just don't think it needs to ramble on so long. Feels like the book was made bigger for marketing reasons rather than informational value.However, I've definitely listened to worse books and this one's "good". Not great, but good enough.Also, it was read well. Again, I've heard much worse. The narrator is professional and speaks well.
this book is recommended by our company HR department. it's useful. so have a listen is good. although In first chapter 3, the author self-promote too much in my point view.
I have by now listened to many audible books on Management and self-development. This is by far the best one.
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