March 2, 2007

News & Opinion: What Got You Here Won't Get You There Interview With Marshall Goldsmith

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 4:15 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

In this interview I talk with Marshall Goldsmith, author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful.
What intrigued me about the book was Marshall writing a book for successful people. I find that idea counterintuitive—most successful people I know don't think they need much help. Marshall makes a great case for why that is the barrier that keeps those people where they are.
We talk about how leaders' suggestions become orders, how leaders should talk publicly about what they are trying to improve if they hope to get better, and how your efforts towards improvement should start at home.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.