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Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back if You Lose It Int Edition
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"Marshall's proven improvement process Rocks! -- Alan Mulally
"Perhaps the greatest teacher of leadership on the planet." -- Jim Moore --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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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.Read more ›
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.
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.
Mary Key, Ph.D.
Author of CEO Road Rules: Right Focus, Right People, Right Execution
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Mojo is the “secret sauce” or positive spirit we see and feel when we come into contact with people who are “winning” at life. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Thomas M. Loarie
Lots of takeaways that have stuck with me which is not the case will a lot of these types of books/Published 6 days ago by Dawn Chisholm Meinhardt
excellent book , I recommend it to any manager of people no matter how successful you are you can use this great book,Published 6 months ago by L. J.
Wish I had read this book a long time ago. But better late than never. It is understandable why it is among the top books published and read. Thank you Dr. GoldsmithPublished 8 months ago by Pirooz Eghtesady
A good read that flows well with insightful information and direction on how to put the information to work for you and others.Published 8 months ago by Toya Butler