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You've worked hard, sacrificed and devoted yourself to your career. Now you are enjoying your success, feeling confident and, yes, even a bit smug. Don't get too comfortable. Leadership expert Marshall Goldsmith is here to remind you that the very traits that enabled you to become successful might lead to your downfall. Now that you are a leader, your behavioral quirks and weaknesses take on more weight and significance, and can do more harm than they could when you were an up-and-comer. Lucky for you, Goldsmith identifies the 20 most common shortcomings and provides a seven-step procedure for improving without a complete personal makeover. Usually, making a small adjustment or simply stopping the negative behavior is all it takes. Goldsmith is respected as a savvy, insightful executive coach. The clarity, humor and down-to-earth style of his book demonstrate why. getAbstract recommends it to those who want to improve their leadership skills and keep climbing up the corporate ladder.

About the Author

Leadership expert Dr. Marshall Goldsmith has worked with more than 80 corporations. He serves on the teaching staff of the executive education program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Literary agent Mark Reiter is a collaborator on 13 other books.

 

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    James Barton 5 months ago
    I always find Marshall Goldsmith's writing (and conference talks) inspiring and this is no exception. Some fantastic takeaways from this.
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    Valeriy Mitrokhin 1 year ago
    The higher a person rises through the ranks, the tighter the fall, when he reaches certain heights, it seems to the person that everything is on his shoulder and this is where it starts slowly at the beginning and then troubles are piled up like a snowball from the mountain. It's just because this person has lost his sense of proportion
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    Valeriy Mitrokhin 1 year ago
    The higher a person rises through the ranks, the tighter the fall, when he reaches certain heights, it seems to the person that everything is on his shoulder and this is where it starts slowly at the beginning and then troubles are piled up like a snowball from the mountain. It's just because this person has lost his sense of proportion
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    Abbas Ould Elhadj Chrif 1 year ago
    great book
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    Abbas Ould Elhadj Chrif 1 year ago
    This is a great book, with tangable takeaways you can work . It has helped me become a better