What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith

In nutshell, What Got you Here Won’t Get You There tries to explain that in order to become the great from near great you have focus and work on behavioral problems not technical issues. Effective results can come from practicing basic behaviors like saying thank you, listening well, thinking well, thinking before speak and apologizing for your mistakes. The first step to change is wanting to change.

Summary of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

I usually take notes at the end of each reading session. Sometimes copies the exact sentence or quote from the book or sometimes in my own thoughts. So you may find it bit informal.

  • Since I am a regular non fiction reader and read similar books a lot so I found this book unattractive in the beginning. In fact, I took 20 days to just finish 10 percent of this book.
  • Just because of habit to stick with the reading on daily basis, I started finding the unique offering of the Marshall Goldsmith in this book and speedup the pace.
  • Found that there is a science to learn show disagreement and I am probably the first one to ensure it.
  • It is a whole lot easier to see our problems in others then it is to see them in ourselves.
  • Your flaws at work do not vanish when you walk through the front door at home. Some importance and approaches about feedback.
  • Get in and get out as quickly as possible. The sooner you can get the apology over with, the sooner you can move on to telling the world!
  • The more you subsume your desire to shine, the more you will shine in the other person’s eyes.
  • Follow up is the key to get things changed!
  • Becoming a greater leader is a process, not an event!
  • Difference between interpersonal and technical issues relies on very thin layer!

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