If you are an executive coach or a consultant, you’re familiar with the books, articles, and prolific work of Marshall Goldsmith. And there’s a reason. In my view, he is quickly becoming this century’s leadership development expert, with a stature reminiscent of Peter Drucker.
But I gush. If you’ve heard Goldsmith present at a conference, you’ll recognize some of his stories and humor in his books. He is down-to-earth, funny, clear and authentic. I won’t go on and on; this is after all a blog post, so here’s my point:
Buy and read Goldsmith’s latest book, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There (Hyperion, 2007).
It doesn’t matter if you work in a different field or you’re not an executive. If you have a pulse, you will recognize yourself as participating in at least one of his "20 Habits That Hold You Back from the Top (p. 40)."
Goldsmith has an uncanny ability to recognize the challenges of interpersonal behavior, often leadership behavior. They are egregious everyday annoyances, that on the surface, appear to be normal; some of them even contribute to our success in getting ahead. But in the long run, they make the workplace more noxious than it needs to be.
And these bad habits, at higher levels of responsibility, will actually deter us from having continued success.
If you want to learn more about these bad habits and what you can do about them, order the book today on Amazon. I’m making it easy for you to order by including the link here, yes, right here; and yes, it includes my affiliate link so that I can profit greatly, at least a few pennies. But you will be far, far richer after reading the book and applying a few steps.
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Good Boss, Bad Boss: 20 Bad Habits Leaders Should Stop Doing Now.