Book : What Got You Here Wont Get You There


What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith [London : Profile, 2008]

In What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, author Marshall Goldsmith puts his focus on “How Successful People Become Even More Successful”, which is also the tag-line for the book. The main message of this book is that the very behaviours and habits responsible for our growth and success, can and often do, make it difficult to grow further and achieve even greater success.

If I were to summarize this book in one sentence, it would have to be :

While successful people may enjoy success because of their behaviours, they are often also successful in spite of their behaviours

In the book, Marshall Goldsmith talks about why successful people resist change, habits that may hold us back from reaching our full potential and, if we accept and commit to change – how to go about it. This is a book that I recommend to many of my clients – those who have achieved a great degree of success and sense that something is amiss, but can’t quite figure out exactly what…

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Narayan Kamath

I'm a Leadership Coach and Mentor. I help successful leaders take their leadership to the next level. My mission is to make positive and significant impact in the lives of at least 100,000 people by 2020 - by helping them unleash their true potential to achieve greater success and fulfilment - at work, and in life.

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