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Summary

Marshall Goldsmith is an expert at helping global leaders overcome their sometimes unconscious annoying habits and attain a higher level of success. His one-on-one coaching comes with a six-figure price tag. But, in this book, you get Marshall's great advice without the hefty fee!

©2007 Marshall Goldsmith (P)2019 Marshall Goldsmith

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"Marshall Goldsmith is one of the most credible thought leaders in the new era of business." (The Economist

"For over a decade I have worked with Marshall in corporations and seen him teach. In my opinion, he is the best at what he does, bar none. He has that rare combination that makes a great teacher-thought leadership, classroom management, and presence." (Vijay Govindarajan, professor and director, Center for Global Leadership, Tuck School, Dartmouth University)  

"America's preeminent executive coach." (Fast Company) 

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Yes! Do Read it!

I'm so grateful to my friend who told me about this book. After having read it - I think it is a must-read for everybody and not just for those who are involved in managing and leadership.

Very interestingly Marshall Goldsmith talks about 20 most common "bad habit" many CEOs have. I must admit I have found myself guilty in some of those, of course! And also interesting to look around, and see what does other do and don't do: including my peers, my management, senior management.
Most importantly, I liked recommendations and the ideas from the book like the concept of feeding forward and measuring our soft goals.

Yes, recommended !

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Coaches guide to Coaching

Great coaching book geared mostly towards coaching leaders/executives rather than 'the common man'.

Thats said, there is much to be gained here, even as a non coach, particularly as Goldsmiths advice revolves around simply treating people with respect and honesty.

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Fantastic book, well narrated!

I have learned so much from this book! The content is great, educational, informative and in some cases perhaps “common sense” that you never ever thought of. Studying leadership in an MBA programme, this fits in perfectly with what I’m learning (and experiencing in the work place). I’ve just finished listening to it and am going to listen to it again.
Highly recommended.

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Quite repetitive

I found this book quite repetitive - the message could have been delivered in 1/3 of the time and became quite boring.
I had to finish it as I'm in a business book club and this was the book chosen.
I'm also a business owner and it's aimed at potential high fliers in my opinion.

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Makes you think!

if you are into understanding how to work with people better, this is the perfect book!

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  • 25-06-21

"Simple, But Not Easy"

If more leaders were more mindful of the fundamental concepts, they'd get a lot better results from their teams.

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  • Kico M
  • 29-05-21

Very useful

This is a very good and useful book. Different from many others business self development books, this one is focuses on protecionais in a more senior levels of their careers, it focus on small changes and opportunities that may have huge impact on your next steps. It was very useful for me to note areas of opportunities and flaws that I was blinded to.

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  • Larry Bailey
  • 03-03-21

Great read for those that want to learn from experience

If you are the type of person that likes to learn from other peoples experiences relative to real life situations, this is a great book. If you are in your 30s or 40s and in any type of leadership position, I guarantee you will find germs throughout the book. Well worth your time

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  • Heather Davison
  • 21-01-21

helpfull

great book! helped a lot with introspection to see what I need to change to become who I want to be in the future.

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  • 29-07-20

Highly Recommend

Great concepts to practice. Key barriers and concepts in the workforce are addressed. Highly recommend.

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  • Michelle Nelson
  • 21-01-20

Great ideas!

This is a great book for those who have been promoted within their company and above their peers.

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  • Caleb B.
  • 22-09-19

Amazing Book

Great book on how to be a better leader in business and home. A rare treasure that hits the mark while being practical and insightful.

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  • Tristan Flannery
  • 31-07-19

Excellent insights

I truly enjoyed reading this book.

A friend of mine, moving from a senior manager role, eyeing a COO position, recommended it. He mentioned the profound impact many of the small things he did every day prior to reading the book, and the changes he had made since, as key reasons for his ascent to the COO position.

I’ve picked up on at least a half dozen things I routinely failed to control and am hoping that I also show improvement towards everyone, my family and friends included.

Would highly recommend this book to anyone, for any reason, as we all have room to improve ourselves.

Thank you for writing this book, Marshall.

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  • 15-06-19

Great tips and tools!!!

This was clear, coherent and compelling. I’m hoping to implement some of this next week. Great voice acting. Well written book.