What Got You Here Won't Get You There

What Got You Here Won't Get You There


Goldsmith, Marshall | Reiter, Mark Hyperion Books, 2007
Price: $99.


There are some leaders who go through life without the need for a career roadmap. Marshall Goldsmith describes these people as “grounded” and as “role models and heroes.” Goldsmith sees his role as helping successful people who have misplaced their “you are here” career map. The author believes successful people typically possess a good work ethic, level of dedication, and knowledge base. However, these attributes may not be sufficient to get leaders to the next level. These people often have reached a career roadblock because of a particular interpersonal behavior, often unknown to them. The author believes these behavioral "bad habits" can hinder and even prevent successful people from getting to the next level.

In What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Goldsmith aspires to help leaders identify behavioral flaws they may possess, see how those habits affect others, and begin to correct those behaviors. He defines twenty behavioral bad habits which can slow career advancement.