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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,901 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marshall Goldsmith, Mark Reiter Narrator: Marc Cashman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2007 ISBN: 9781415935729
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What’s holding you back? Your hard work is paying off. You are doing well in your field. But there is something standing between you and the next level of achievement. Perhaps one small flaw–a behavior you barely even recognize–is the only thing that’s keeping you from where you want to be.

Who can help? 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 audiobook, you get Marshall’s great advice without the hefty fee!

What is the solution? The Harvard Business Review asked Goldsmith, “What is the most common problem faced by the executives that you coach?” Inside, he answers this question by discussing not only the key beliefs of successful leaders, but also the behaviors that hold them back. He addresses the fundamental problems that often come with success–and offers ways to attack these problems. Goldsmith outlines twenty habits commonly found in the corporate environment and provides a systematic approach to helping you achieve a positive change in behavior. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is a superb book, practical, with a rich understanding of human behavior and how to change. Mr. Goldsmith has endless examples from his work and his own personal failings, and the result is a chance for readers whose companies don’t hire him to get the benefit of his expertise.”

    Globe and Mail (Toronto)

  • “These are words and processes anyone will benefit from, whether wannabe manager or senior executive.”

    Booklist

  • “All his suggestions about how and what to change are clear, action oriented, and punctuated with examples from his own growth experiences.”

    AudioFile

  • “You’ll see the results whether you’re a CEO or just getting started.”

    BookPage

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn Hall | 2/3/2014

    " This bestseller by dear client Marshall Goldsmith has undoubtedly had huge impact in many people's lives. It allows one to quietly do some inner work without any outside interventions and make some adjustments as needed. Really good work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rich Krafsig | 2/3/2014

    " Interesting. You pick up some worthwhile concepts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stanley Kubasek | 1/24/2014

    " [Unabridged Audiobook] I thought this book would be much better. I listened to it because it had a 5-star rating on Amazon. I'm dissapointed... A little bit too much common sense for me. Plus, I did not agree with everything that was said in the book. Overall, I think it contains some very good and practical information, but the book was just not for me. Either way, I learned something. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Gibby | 1/14/2014

    " Guilty of several behaviors that this book identifies. I probably don't subscribe to all the viewpoints but by in large, it is a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Prasad Bsv | 1/14/2014

    " this is one book even achievers can ignore. very good one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony Garay | 1/14/2014

    " An easy read with practical tasks towards self improvement. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/9/2014

    " He makes too many assumptions about what the reader's problems are. He's used to working with a certain type of person and that person should read his book. It is less helpful for others outside that type. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Conlon | 1/9/2014

    " Goldsmith's approach is unique in that he's not tell you what to do, but rather what not to do. In the book, he takes a practical look at 20 that could be killing your leadership potential. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob Cantrall | 1/8/2014

    " Should be required reading--applies as much at home as it does at work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kamil Salamah | 12/8/2013

    " Excellent. Love every page of it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rajeev | 12/4/2013

    " Don't miss this one for sure.Very good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eyad | 11/16/2013

    " The book is good. I liked the 20 habits and the recommendations. What I didn't like is the repeated "I's" the author kept saying. It's obvious that you are good and you don't need to keep saying the obvious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brent | 11/12/2013

    " Really disappointed. I had to read this for work. It's about the 20 things people do that annoy other people or prevent us from working well with others. Seems like sort of obvious stuff. I'm about 2/3 of the way done and haven't had any big revelations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 10/17/2013

    " Brings you face-to-face with all the destructive interpersonal habits that might be holding you back from moving to the next level in your position. A candid and useful read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ville-veikko Litmanen | 5/10/2013

    " Provides some views for self-reflecting. In overall, the points are well illustrated with stories and examples, but for me something was missing... maybe I should be more succesfull. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Franny | 1/23/2013

    " met one of the authors on a plane and he gave us a copy- he was a total trip! fun, engaging man with a lot to teach. The book isn't what i need in my career right now (geared towards successful executives) but much of the book's advice was thought-provoking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 11/2/2012

    " Excellent for identifying and correcting your bad habits at work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Walker*Management*Library | 4/13/2012

    " Recommended by Professor Dick Daft "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bing | 3/26/2012

    " Written by an executive coach whose experience is well-evidenced by the quality of the writing. The principle hypothesis: success-driven people often commit a host of interpersonal sins to get to where they are and need to learn to address them to reach the highest heights of achievement. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miranda Diaz | 3/9/2012

    " Really good read with a lot of practical tips for improving bad workplace behaviors. This book really hit home and I could see lots of my own problem behaviors in his suggestions. Lots of simplistic ideas for holding yourself accountable to your opportunities for improvement. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcus | 1/3/2012

    " Solid self improvement book. Very practical plan to identify limiting behaviors and correct them. Particularly like the feedforward strategy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek | 10/18/2011

    " Marshalls systematic approach identifies common traits that can limit your potential to succeed where other are concerned. The kind of book you could pick up every so often as a check up "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Caves | 9/23/2011

    " Really enjoyed this book and plan to implement changes to help me change for the better "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jbsing | 9/20/2011

    " This book changed my life. I borrowed it from the library but am going to purchase a copy for myself. It makes me want to be a better, nicer person. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rita H. | 3/18/2011

    " No matter what level we achieve in working for a company, feedback and engaging others in our personal development is one way to continue growing and developing our talents. This book is written primarily for executives, but has tips all of us can apply. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trisha | 3/10/2011

    " This was actually a required read for an Organizational Behavior class, but it was a great read. It gave a lot of perspective about people in the workplace and practical advice on changing your bad habits. Easy read and very useful. Recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 3/8/2011

    " A very great read so far that has implications beyond the workplace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mini | 2/21/2011

    " Liked his simple style of writing - made for a good read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reendette | 2/11/2011

    " Common sense...but easily forgotten! Basically, reality check. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 1/17/2011

    " This book spells out key principles that keep people from succeeding--at work, certainly, but also in almost every other situation or relationship. Goldsmith has an interesting perspective, and the book gave me a lot to ponder. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Oleg | 1/10/2011

    " Some people believe that they've achieved something due to their arrogance, rudness, stubborness.. when in reality thet did it in spite of those..
    If you believe that you've achived the heights and can not develop yourself any further - this book is for you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lawrence | 1/1/2011

    " Like most business books, a lot of the content was fairly obvious. But I thought that the author had some good insights as well. His stress on acknowledging your own faults, listening for feedback, and his strategies for addressing those issues were all insightful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Di | 12/19/2010

    " Good read for coaches who worked with executives. Practical ideas and insight building ideas that can be useful in one on one coaching or applied to training events. Generally not a big fan of Goldsmith but found this read useful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 E | 10/25/2010

    " Good book. Great ideas. Of course, reading it as a library book means I won't have it as a reference book. Which would be the best way to implement the suggestions.

    Ah well. Always a good reminder that I need to improve my listening skills. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcia | 10/12/2010

    " I borrowed this book from a colleague and liked it so much I bought it so that I could spend more time with the exercises. Don't know when I've ever wanted to do what the author recommended . . . Goldsmith knows people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron | 9/7/2010

    " I am coaching a group of high-potential executives. One of our first assignments is to read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcus | 8/21/2010

    " Solid self improvement book. Very practical plan to identify limiting behaviors and correct them. Particularly like the feedforward strategy "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 8/12/2010

    " I loved this book. As a consultant, I try to help by clients improve. Marshall's advice reminded me that I need to spend some time helping myself improve. Now I have to start!
    "

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About the Author

Marshall Goldsmith was recently recognized as the number one leadership thinker in the world at the biannual Thinkers50 ceremony sponsored by Harvard Business Review. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than thirty books, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers Mojo and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There.

About the Narrator

Marc Cashman is a four-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award for audiobook narration. His voice has also been heard locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally on radio, television, film, documentaries, radio plays, and video games.