The Personal MBA

Master the Art of Business

A world-class business education in a single volume. Learn the universal principles behind every successful business, then use these ideas to make more money, get more done, and have more fun in your life and work.

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Review: 'What Got You Here Won't Get You There' by Marshall Goldsmith

C-level executives at all companies tend to be intelligent, driven, dedicated, and hard-working. The primary difference between effective and ineffective leaders is interpersonal skills: great leaders act in ways that engage instead of annoy others.

What Got You Here Won't Get You There exposes 20 unconscious habits that are holding you back as an effective manager and leader, then teaches you how to eliminate them.

In this book, veteran executive coach Marshall Goldsmith shares his years of experience in helping top executives at Fortune 500 companies change their behavior and improve their interpersonal skills. Although many leaders are rightfully proud of their accomplishments, the personality traits that they credit their success to may be the very tendencies that are limiting their promotion potential.

In What Got You Here Won't Get You There, you'll learn about the dangers of "winning too much", adding too much value, refusing to share information, and taking too much credit for results.

By staying mindful of the subtle ways you communicate disrespect for your peers and subordinates, you'll improve your relationships with your associates dramatically.


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The Personal MBA

Master the Art of Business

A world-class business education in a single volume. Learn the universal principles behind every successful business, then use these ideas to make more money, get more done, and have more fun in your life and work.

Buy the book:


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