Synopses & Reviews
Whether you are near the top of the ladder or still have a ways to climb, this book serves as an essential guide to help you eliminate your dysfunctions and move to where you want to go.
Marshall Goldsmith is an expert at helping global leaders overcome their sometimes unconscious annoying habits and attain a higher level of success. His one-on-one coaching comes with a six-figure price tag. But, in this book, you get Marshall's great advice without the hefty fee!
"Marshall Goldsmith is one of the most credible thought leaders in the new era of business."-The Economist
"For over a decade I have worked with Marshall in corporations and seen him teach. In my opinion, he is the best at what he does, bar none. He has that rare combination that makes a great teacher-thought leadership, classroom management, and presence."-Vijay Govindarajan, professor and director, Center for Global Leadership, Tuck School, Dartmouth University
"America's preeminent executive coach."-Fast Company
"Goldsmith, an executive coach to the corporate elite, pinpoints 20 bad habits that stifle already successful careers as well as personal goals like succeeding in marriage or as a parent. Most are common behavioral problems, such as speaking when angry, which even the author is prone to do when dealing with a teenage daughter's belly ring. Though Goldsmith deals with touchy-feely material more typical of a self-help book such as learning to listen or letting go of the past his approach to curing self-destructive behavior is much harder-edged. For instance, he does not suggest sensitivity training for those prone to voicing morale-deflating sarcasm. His advice is to stop doing it. To stimulate behavior change, he suggests imposing fines (e.g., $10 for each infraction), asserting that monetary penalties can yield results by lunchtime. While Goldsmith's advice applies to everyone, the highly successful audience he targets may be the least likely to seek out his book without a direct order from someone higher up. As he points out, they are apt to attribute their success to their bad behavior. Still, that may allow the less successful to gain ground by improving their people skills first." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
An executive coach presents a straightforward, effective program for achieving success in the business world, identifying important habits and behavioral problems that are keeping one from reaching the top, while offering helpful suggestions for overcoming and changing such issues.
Subtle nuances make all the difference, according to America's most sought-after executive coach, who now shows how to climb the last few rungs of the corporate ladder.
America's most sought-after executive coach shows how to climb the last few rungs of the ladder
The corporate world is filled with executives, men and women who have worked hard for years to reach the upper levels of management. Theyre intelligent, skilled, and even charismatic. But only a handful of them will ever reach the pinnacle -- and as executive coach Marshall Goldsmith shows in this book, subtle nuances make all the difference. These are small "transactional flaws" performed by one person against another (as simple as not saying thank you enough), which lead to negative perceptions that can hold any executive back. Using Goldsmith's straightforward, jargonfree advice, it's amazingly easy behavior to change.
Executives who hire Goldsmith for one-on-one coaching pay $250,000 for the privilege. With this book, his help is available for 1/10,000th of the price.
About the Author
Marshall Goldsmith has been widely recognized as the world's #1 leadership thinker and executive coach. He is one of a select few advisors who have been asked to work with more than 150 major CEOs and their management teams. His 32 books have been translated into 28 languages and have been listed bestsellers in 11 countries. The American Management Association has listed Dr. Goldsmith as one of the great thinkers and leaders who have impacted the field of management over the past 50 years, and BusinessWeek has recognized him as one of the most influential practitioners in the history of leadership development. Marshall provides hundreds of his articles, audios, and videos online at www.MarshallGoldsmithLibrary.com.
Mark Reiter has collaborated on thirteen previous books. He is also a literary agent in Bronxville, New York.