Creating Behavior That Lasts-- Becoming the Person You Want to Be

Book - 2015 | First edition
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Executive coach and psychologist Marshall Goldsmith discusses the emotional triggers that set off a reaction or a behavior in us that often works to our detriment. Do you find that at times you suddenly become defensive or enraged by an idle comment from a colleague? Or that your temper rises when another car cuts you off in traffic? Your reactions don't occur in a vacuum. They are the result of emotional and psychological triggers that often happen only in specific settings -- at meetings, or in competitive situations, or with a specific person who rubs you the wrong way, or when you feel under particular pressure. Being able to recognize those triggers and understand how the environment affects our behavior is key to controlling our responses and managing others at work and in life. Make no mistake -- change is hard. And the starting point is the willingness to accept help, and the desire to change. Over the course of this book, Marshall explores the power of active questions to get us to take responsibility for our actions -- and our failure to act. Questions such as "Did I do my best to make progress toward my goal?" "Did I work hard at being fully engaged?" He discusses the importance of structure in effecting permanent change. Because, he points out, change is hard, and without a structure to keep us on track, we inevitably relapse and fall back. Filled with stories from Marshall's work with executives and leaders, Triggers shows readers how to achieve meaningful and sustained change that will allow us to open our imaginations and escape the rigidity of binary thinking.
Publisher: New York : Crown Business, ©2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780804141239
Branch Call Number: 155.24 GOL 2015
Characteristics: xix, 244 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Reiter, Mark


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Jun 23, 2019

Required reading for all human beings!
Actionable exercises to hold yourself accountable to making change in your behaviour. Did I do my best to...? daily checklist.
Author identifies self reflection/awareness is the key to correcting negative behaviour. We are willfully blind to this truth.
"If each of us would only sweep own doorstep, the whole World would be clean" - Mother Theresa

Amber L Moreno
Oct 01, 2015

Anyone in HR probably already has this on their shelf, but for the rest of us, we should look upon it as a textbook for correcting our bad habits. Marshall Goldsmith is an amiable narrator and a knowledgeable counselor. Don't stop till you've learned a thing or two.

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