Book Review: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

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As promised (though late) here is the book review of “What Got You here won’t get you there”  by Marshall Goldsmith. This is an interesting book and appeals to me at multiple levels. Not only does it help in self-improvement, it also lets us see other people in a different light by being able to identify behavior patterns mentioned.

The concepts in this book are not completely new but if you are attempting to figure out what you or someone else around you is doing that is holding you back (and trust me, we all know who/what this is at some level), this is a book that will help you place a finger on the specific issue and take you to the next level of resolving it.

Instead of going very generic, the book covers specific examples like…Ill-tempered boss, Boss playing favorites, having to second guessing the boss all the time, etc.

We might wonder why all examples are negative and why all the above are around bosses…well it is a CEO coaching book, so it is around high level executives and for some positive examples, look below:

1. Feed forward – seek help on your points of improvements from people who you know or even better people who you don’t know.

2. Creating your own PR – how people are not going to notice immediately that you are better or attempting to get better and how you need to create your own PR for the same

And, there is more. For people who are fond of learning from real examples and stories in the process of self-improvement – this is a book for you!


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