The following is a summary of the article “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There” by Marshall Goldsmith. The author, Marshall Goldsmith, in this article explores and analyzes the behavioral aspects of successful leaders that overcome the obstacles in gaining more success. Below are the important issues and solutions covered in the article.
A) The Troubles of Success
Everyone wants to succeed, but few people take the time to study success. Similarly, everyone dislikes failure, but few people invest the time and energy necessary to learn from their mistakes. Due to overconfidence and arrogance in one’s own abilities lead to making poor decisions and scorning the advice of those who know what they are talking about. Every day we make assumptions on the basis of what we can see physically. Even in the supermarkets, we distinguish good products from bad products based on how they look. We are apt to choose good-looking products because they don’t have flaws, cracks, and bruises. Moreover, we assume them to have good qualities and good tastes. In the same way when people start seeing success in there carrier they start believing in few assumptions which are not true. They start believing that everything they do or have done has led them to success and nothing they have done was wrong or needs to be change.
B) 21 Habits that Hold You Back from the Top
Our habits make us who we are. Some people end up becoming more successful and effective than others. However, the way one implements their habits also plays a role in the overall effectiveness of one's habits As per author there are at least 21 things that people start doing as they rise to power that eventually start playing into their inability to rise to the top. The following is a list of 21 habits that Mr. Goldsmith identifies in his article that significantly contributes to holding us back from reaching...