What got you here

date Jan 13, 2009
authors Marshal Goldsmith
reading time 1 min
  • Book Title: What got you here won’t get you there - How successful people become even more successful
  • Author: Marshal Goldsmith
  • Year written/published: 2007
  • Some extracts:

They are transactional flaws performed by one person against other. They are:

  1. Wining too much
  2. Adding too much value – the overwhelming desire to add our 2 cents to every discussion
  3. passing judgement
  4. Making destructive comments
  5. Starting with ‘no’, ‘but’ or ‘however’
  6. telling the world how smart we are
  7. speaking when angry – using emotional volatility as a management tool
  8. negativity
  9. withholding information – refusal to share information in order to maintain an advantage over others
  10. failing to give proper recognition
  11. claiming credit that we don’t deserve
  12. making excuses
  13. clinging to the past
  14. playing favourites
  15. refusing to express regret – the inability to take responsibility for our actions, admit we’re wrong
  16. not listening
  17. failing to express gratitude
  18. punishing the messenger – the misguided need to attack the innocent who are usually only trying to help us
  19. passing the buck – the need to blame everyone but ourselves
  20. an excessive need to be ‘me’