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What's holding you back? 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. Perhaps one small flaw, a behavior you barely even recognize, is the only thing that's keeping you from where you want to be.

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.

©2007 Marshall Goldsmith (P)2007 Random House Inc.

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"[Goldsmith's] steps in coaching for success are simple, honest, without artifice." (Booklist)

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  • Dan
  • Doral, FL, USA
  • 02-28-07

Excellent, simple insights into change

Marshall Goldsmith is an engaging, facinating speaker and his personality shows through nicely in this audiobook. His technique of picking one bad habit to change and following up month after month is very effective. I am using his techniques in my life and in my office and am very happy with the results.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Very Worthwhile

I found this to be very useful. As it turns out, I am one of those people who may come across as being arrogant. I think many of us can see ourselves in the 20 bad habits he documents. To get this kind of information in a corporate setting would cost thousands. This book has caused me to think...which is the highest accolade I can give.

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  • John
  • MadisonVirgin Islands, U.S.
  • 01-01-08

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This book is most suitable for individuals who are already successful and have issues such as arrogance, not complimenting others and/or over-confidence. Not an inspirational read-like I was hoping it would be.

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  • charmaine
  • FAIRFAX, VA, United States
  • 03-26-14

Great Wake Up Call!!!

If you could sum up What Got You Here Won't Get You There in three words, what would they be?

Things we already know we should be doing but dont. Great book to refocus oneself.

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second time reading the book and really got a lot

you there I really found much more value and understood more What marshall was saying the second time I listen to the book. I realize it was I who was not ready to fully embrace the message for years earlier. But now that I have grown as a business owner, I was more willing to open up and resonate with his very profound writings excellent book if you want to look within and change

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  • William
  • Haslet, Texas, United States
  • 02-10-17

Food for thought!

I found the book very interesting and as someone who is always looking to get better I found a few things I can work on. Great read for people looking to achieve more!

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All about making Goldsmith rich

Not about helping others to success but all about how to make the top stay on top.

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learned a lot.

I liked the lessons in this.book. it was insightful.and a.pleasute to listen to. thank you.

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great book for high performers

you should definitely read this book if you are a high performer or want to be a high performer

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Interesting , useful but also a bit repetitive

This book is full of insights about The soft skills executives need to work on to become leaders that bring the best of their teams.
I found myself guilty of some faults mentioned: not listening with my full attention, trying to win in any matter (even if it didn't matter really ) And "adding too much value" (giving too many suggestions instead of letting The team do their original ideas).
The only issue is after The first half it becomes a bit repetitive And some examples Are a bit shallow.