If there is even the slightest chance that making even one behavioural change will benefit you and anyone around you, read this book. Well written and insightful, Marshall Goldsmith has that rare ability to make his readers feel like we're having a life-changing conversation with a person of extraordinarily impressive knowledge and skill. More than once I thought, 'It's like he knows me personally...' I admire the author's integrity in writing this book - an enormous effort which he made simply because he wants us to become the person we want to be. Thank-you, Marshall, now I can🙂
Marshall Goldsmith has written a meaningful book. Meaningful is something intensely personal and subjective. Marshall says, ‘Not all of us require a violent life-threatening knock on the head to change behaviour. It only seems like that.’ I’ve always considered myself a professional and have taken pride in my work. What triggered change for me was Marshall’s thoughtful prompts about an environment of entitlement. ‘And what about home… It’s okay to be an amateur with your family?’ At work, I always made it a policy to be approachable. But, at home, I felt entitled to my solitude. I’d retire into the background away from all the noise and activity; I have five children; but, when I came home it was my time. It has dawned on me that I was a professional worker and amateur parent! My children have left home, and now while I still cherish my solitude, I use ‘Daily Questions’ to ensure that I reach out and make time to be with my children. This is a book packed with many triggers that could set you on a journey to becoming the person you want to be. You don’t need a knock on the head to change. If you read this book slowly and reflectively your will garner the tools for change. I think ‘Triggers: Sparking positive change and making it last’ is worth reading.
Grounded in both research and huge experience Goldsmith unpicks the detail of where we trip ourselves up and then presents practical ways to close the personal "knowing-doing gap". If you really want to make a difference to those around you by changing your own behavior then this book will deliver.
Marshall has again written a wonderful book that is very useful for coaches, leaders in any organization and people who really want to become the person they want to be. The stories, concepts and wisdom in the book are excellent. I read the whole book in one sitting. Enjoy the read and become the trigger of your own world. Thanks Marshall for writing such a great book (again).