Taking a lead from Mike Marchev, I have lately been spending more time than usual reading business books. Books by business leaders are not historically my first choice of reading material, but recently I have found my prejudice to be misplaced.
I am just now finishing What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshal Goldsmith. The author drew my attention as a “business coach” who reportedly charges CEO’s and upper managers $250,000 for his efforts on their behalf.
Goldsmith indicates the very skills which make someone a great entrepreneur, a brilliant engineer, or a very successful (fill in the blank) may also be the very characteristics holding them back from further success. The drive, the obstinance, the self confidence propelling a person to one level in their career might be an impediment to their next leap forward. Read the rest of this entry »