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What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful    by Marshall Goldsmith & Mark Reiter order for
What Got You Here Won't Get You There
by Marshall Goldsmith
Order:  USA  Can
Hyperion, 2007 (2007)
Hardcover, CD

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* * *   Reviewed by Lyn Seippel

What happens when a successful career stalls? Profession coach Marshall Goldsmith lists twenty transactional flaws that can be easily corrected with his practical advice. While the list looks daunting, the failings rarely show up in bunches.

Determine two behaviors to change, and work on those before moving on to the next two.

Focusing on behavior rather than accomplishments or knowledge, Goldsmith finds teaching people to use their positive skills rather than their negative ones is simpler than you might think. His book uses anecdotes to demonstrate the failings that often get in the way of success, and offers tough but easy suggestions on fixing them.

You don't have to be a business executive to find that self-destructive behavior can hurt your career. Goldsmith's common sense advice applies not only in business, but can be used to succeed in marriage, parenting, and in dealing with people anywhere.

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