My first encounter with this book and the author was the time I was reading a self-help book and it was quoted as one of the references. I immediate check online for some reviews, and voila!
I was fortunate to find the last copy of its print from Fullybooked Ayala Center, Cebu. Without a second thought I grabbed the copy and proceeded to the counter for payment.
“What got you here won’t get you there” is penned by Marshall Goldsmith, widely recognized as the world’s number 1 leadership thinker and executive coach. He authored 32 books which were translated into 28 languages and have been listed best sellers in 11 countries.
The 323-page book doesn’t promise new ideas or thinking but rather points out a pretty obvious thought that oftentimes missed, forgotten or not put into practice. It is divided into four section which offers a smooth transition from topic to the other. You can clearly notice the continuity of thought that will keep your focus and undivided attention.
The 1st section talks about success. One very interesting topic being discussed here is the self-centered concept of success. Human as we are we always wanted to take full credit every success we enjoy. It is true that we can succeed, but nevertheless, there are some external factors that contributed to your success. Only successful individual who wanted to achieve more recognized that.
Section 2 talks about the 20 habits that hold each one of us from reaching the top. It identifies the most annoying interpersonal issues in the workplace. It might be a big slap on your face, but hey, don’t fret, because this section will open your mind to the possibility of addressing and correcting such success stopper attitudes and mindsets.
The next section talks about how we can change for the better. It details the seven-step method for changing our interpersonal relationships and making these changes permanent. I know that most of us dreaded the word change, as it equates to inconvenience, breaking the old habits, and trudging a new and unchartered path. But just open your mind and challenge your personal status quo.
To cap the entire print, the last section talks about leaders learning on how to apply the rules of change and what to stop doing now for them to maximize their potential and achieve greater success in their careers.
So if you wanted to move up and achieve more success, I recommend that you grab a copy either via print or ebook.