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Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back If You Lose It [Kindle Edition]

Marshall Goldsmith , Mark Reiter
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Mojo is the moment when we do something that's purposeful, powerful, and positive and the rest of the world recognizes it. This book is about that moment--and how we can create it in our lives, maintain it, and recapture it when we need it.

In his follow-up to the New York Times bestseller What Got You Here Won't Get You There, #1 executive coach Marshall Goldsmith shares the ways in which to get--and keep--our Mojo. Our professional and personal Mojo is impacted by four key factors: identity (who do you think you are), achievement (what have you done lately?), reputation (who do other people think you are--and what have you've done lately?), and acceptance (what can you change--and when do you need to just "let it go"?). Goldsmith outlines the positive actions leaders must take, with their teams or themselves, to initiate winning streaks and keep them coming.

Mojo is: that positive spirit--towards what we are doing--now--that starts from the inside--and radiates to the outside. Mojo is at its peak when we are experiencing both happiness and meaning in what we are doing and communicating this experience to the world around us. The Mojo Toolkit provides fourteen practical tools to help you achieve both happiness and meaning--not only in business, but in life.


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About the Author

Marshall Goldsmithis America's preeminent executive coach. He is among a select few consultants who have been asked to work with more than 60 CEOs. His clients have included many of the world's leading corporations. He has helped to implement leadership development processes that have impacted more than 1 million people around the world. He has a Ph.D. from UCLA and is on the faculty of the executive education programs for Dartmouth College and the University of Michigan. The American Management Association recently named him as one of 50 great thinkers and business leaders over the past 80 years.

Product Details

  • File Size: 517 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion; 1 edition (February 2, 2010)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0034EJL6S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #198,669 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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149 of 153 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Years ago a consultant I respect said "one of the most important things I have learned in dealing with clients is not finding the right answer but finding a way to communicate the right answer so they accept it"

I have not met Marshall Goldsmith personally but I presume he excels at this type of verbal communication because he has the rare quality to do this with the written word. This is why there is little doubt this book will be a best seller like his earlier book "What Got You Here Won't Get You There."

Here are just 10 excerpts from Mojo that resonated with me.

1. "The good news is that nearly all of the challenges we'll deal with here have simple--although not easy--solutions (there is a difference between simple and easy)." Goldsmith provides these tools in the latter sections of the book.

2. "...but sometimes no matter how positive we feel about what we are doing, we fail at showing it on the outside. We are so focused on completing our task that we assume people can read our hearts and minds. We think our good intentions should be obvious. They can't possibly be misconstrued."

3. "...the Mojo Paradox...Our default response in life is to not experience happiness. Our default response in life is to not experience meaning. Our default response in life is to experience inertia...our most common everyday process-the thing we do more than anything else-is to continue doing what we are already doing."

4. "Very few people achieve positive lasting change without ongoing follow-up."

5. "As you go through your day...evaluate every activity on a 1 to 10 scale...on two simple questions. 1. How much long-term benefit or meaning did I experience from this activity? 2.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Succeeding in a NOJO World February 6, 2010
Format:Hardcover
I was blessed to see Marshall Goldsmith speak in person this week in New York City. After hearing his remarks I couldn't help but dive into his latest book. He has struck gold again. Marshall has pulled together new research (done with his daughter) and all his 30 years of experience in coaching others to give us practical tips on how to succeed (defined as finding meaning and happiness both at work and at home). He blows away some of the age old myths (like the number of hours you work impacts your satisfaction) and replaces them with new inspiring beliefs ('Doing what matters has more impact on your happiness than pursuing stimulating activities'). He also provides specific insights into how you can effect sustained change in your life (which few people are able to do over time)- and thereby thrive (keep your MOJO) in a NOJO ('no joy') world. It is a must read for anyone striving to become better (and happier) in their life.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Founder/CEO: Career Systems International February 15, 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I have always known when my own mojo was up and when it was down. I never stopped, however, to define it, understand it or know how to modify it in a proactive way Marshall takes that very hard-to-define word and gives it a very specific meaning. He provides his readers with numerous ways to assess themselves. Each of these methods unpeels another mojo layer and provides action steps for the user. His questionnaires are well thought through and practical. They cause the reader to do some very important soul searching.

Marshall gives us all a gift. I can't imagine anyone coming away from this book without leaving markers on many "return to" pages and making some (even small) commitment to change.

Beverly Kaye
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mojo is on Time and on Target February 17, 2010
Format:Hardcover
In my executive coaching and consulting work, I sometimes meet people who have their "mojo" compromised or significantly diminished. Lack of or no "mojo" is becoming a huge problem in our difficult economy. Marshall Goldsmith has his finger on the pulse of what really matters in business and in life in his latest book Mojo. This is a must read for anyone who feels their positive spirit is leaving them. Because Mojo is about happiness and fulfillment in life, it's also a must read for anyone who dreams about what their life could be. I highly recommend it!

Mary Key, Ph.D.
Author of CEO Road Rules: Right Focus, Right People, Right Execution
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Most Important One So Far February 9, 2010
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This is the best, most fully-realized book Marshall Goldsmith has written so far.

I have always appreciated his work and writing as offering excellent tips and insights for the individuals I work with in my coaching practice. He's been the quirky, bemused, brilliant outsider who is able to shift the focus an perspective of those under his "care," - his own clients, we readers, and those around him.

This book is broader, and, frankly, deeper. He focuses on the essential inner drivers that create the outward behaviors. He asks, "Why are successful people successful?" as he always does, but this time, it's in-side out vs. outside-in - that is, how do our values lead our behaviors, our charisma, our power, success, our "juice," our "Mojo." He doesn't judge those values; he notes our need for them as a fact, then offers significant guidance and structure about how to stay connected with them.

And he adds to his normal role of objective observer. It reads like his own journey, as an extremely successful coach, teacher, speaker, author and guide. Marshall is more "in" this book than in other books, and so somehow it felt more real than simply another book of tips. You want to get, or get back Mojo, win the game, fly high and be successful, read this book, and follow its advice. You want to live an awesome life, be happy, purposeful, charismatic and committed....same advice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Delivered Plus
The book was very inspirational and an easy read.
Published 23 days ago by Not happy
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for anyone needing to get motivated
Another great book by a leading management guru. Goldsmith continues to add to the manager's toolkit.
Published 2 months ago by William L. Mince
4.0 out of 5 stars A great summer book
An easy read, certainly information that can be used in every day situation both personal and professional day to day tips
Published 4 months ago by Mary Powers
4.0 out of 5 stars It rang true to me
As I read the book, I realized that during the times in my life that I was most successful and happy, I was generally following the principles in this book. Read more
Published 4 months ago by A. W. Smith
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Published 6 months ago by Stephanie A. Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Goldsmith is ... The Best!
Marshall is delightful. Great stories. Marshall makes a lot of good sense. I give a copy of this as a gift, often to friends and others in business and get lots of gratitude back... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Sooz
5.0 out of 5 stars Mojo is Nojoke!
Read one page, or read them all – you can't go wrong with this gem! This book from LENE places your focus awareness right where it belongs – on yourself! Read more
Published 8 months ago by SRTulo
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read book.
Good book! Love every topic! It is well written and easy to understand. The example given are great! I recommend this to everyone!
Published 10 months ago by azroz mohd
5.0 out of 5 stars Valuable investment of time
Marshall writes in a very down to earth manner. I got a great deal out of this book by reading it slowly, digesting his Mojo elements and thinking through how to apply them. Read more
Published 11 months ago by david coffaro
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book!! A must read!!
Wow! This book was the ultimate "pep talk". I feel rejuvenated not just in my business, but in my life. This book actually gave me tools I use everyday. Read more
Published 14 months ago by LisMarie
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More About the Author

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith was recently recognized as the #1 leadership thinker in the world at the bi-annual Thinkers50 ceremony sponsored by the Harvard Business Review.

Marshall Goldsmith is the million-selling author or editor of 34 books, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There - a WSJ #1 business book and winner of the Harold Longman Award for Business Book of the Year. His books have been translated into 28 languages and become bestsellers in ten countries.

Marshall's professional acknowledgments include: Institute for Management Studies - Lifetime Achievement Award (one of only two ever awarded), American Management Association - 50 great thinkers and leaders who have influenced the field of management over the past 80 years, BusinessWeek - 50 great leaders in America, Wall Street Journal - top ten executive educators, Forbes - five most-respected executive coaches, Leadership Excellence - top ten thinkers on leadership, Economic Times (India) - top CEO coaches of America, Economist (UK) - most credible executive advisors in the new era of business, National Academy of Human Resources - Fellow of the Academy (America's top HR award), World HRD Congress - 2011 global leader in HR thinking, 2011 - Tata Award (India) for Global HR Excellence, Fast Company - America's preeminent executive coach and Leader to Leader Institute - 2010 Leader of the Future Award. His work has been recognized by almost every professional organization in his field.

Dr. Goldsmith's Ph.D. is from UCLA's Anderson School of Management where (in 2012) he was recognized as the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. He teaches executive education at Dartmouth's Tuck School and frequently speaks at leading business schools. He is one of a select few executive advisors who have been asked to work with over 150 major CEOs and their management teams. He served on the Board of the Peter Drucker Foundation for ten years. He has been a volunteer teacher for US Army Generals, Navy Admirals, Girl Scout executives, International and American Red Cross leaders - where he was a National Volunteer of the Year.

Marshall's other books include: Succession: Are You Ready? - a WSJ bestseller, The Leader of the Future - a BusinessWeek bestseller. The AMA Handbook of Leadership, The Organization of the Future 2 and The Leadership Investment - all three are American Library Association - Choice award winners for academic business books of the year. Over three hundred of his articles, interviews, columns and videos are available online at www.MarshallGoldsmith.com for viewing and sharing. Visitors to this site have come from 197 countries and have viewed, read, listened to, downloaded or shared resources over 8 million times.

To reach Marshall:

P.O. Box 9710 * 16770 Via de los Rosales * Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067-9710

Marshall@MarshallGoldsmith.com * www.MarshallGoldsmith.com

Phone: (858) 759-0950
Fax: (858) 759-0550

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