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.
What Mojo is
Elements of Mojo
What prevents you from growing and developing
How to connect and focus your personal and professional lives.
How to make a difference in the world.
How to use self-realization and self-actualization to make your life meaningful.
Tools for building identity, achievement, reputation, and acceptance
This is for people who want to ensure their future success, through the use of hyper-effective techniquue of 26 powers that are within us all.
This is not for people who doesn’t want liberation from the past and the future
Marshall Goldsmith has been recognized as the world’s leading Executive Coach and the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Mojo, and Triggers. He received his Ph.D. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. In his executive-coaching career, Goldsmith has advised more than 200 major CEOs and their management teams. He and his wife live in Nashville, Tennessee.
Marshall Goldsmith is known for getting to the heart of issues, and MOJO helps you get to the heart of your motivation. He differentiates happiness which is short term and often illusory and true meaning in life. He provides a survey for you to measure your MOJO and explains ways to change what you can change and let go of what you can’t! He discusses the building blocks of MOJO: identity, achievement, reputation, and acceptance. Then he provides the tools to make the changes you desire. As a professional coach, Goldsmith knows how to help individuals get control of their lives and work, and make the changes to be and do what they want. If you are not satisfied that you are accomplishing all you want to accomplish or enjoying it as much as you would like, check out your MOJO!
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.
There’s a special section of books in my library that I keep within easy reach. Books that I know I’ll be reading over and over again because of the insight, wisdom, information and inspiration they provide. Mojo is one of them. Marshall has given his readers a simple system to get and keep their mojo. A must read for anyone on a quest to become their personal and professional best.
“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.””
In this book Marshall has come up with a systematic method for measuring how our activities are linked to “meaning” and “happiness”. It describes the ingredients for Mojo and how measuring would provide feedback on how we need to change and adjust our activities to progress towards “meaning” and “happiness”.
“Mojo is one of my top favorite books from one of the best coaches in the world, Marshall Goldsmith. As a coach I recommend it to all my clients. It’s important for each person to find their own Mojo. You can have goals and everything else but if you don’t have Mojo it’s difficult to make it happen. Find your Mojo, keep it and achieve success.
I just started reading Marshall’s other book “”What go you here won’t get you there.”” I’m sure I love that book too and it will be part of my standard library that I recommend to all my clients.”
Marshall as always is insightful and increases your awareness of patterns and behaviors that don’t serve you well and walks you through a process that is not only logical and easy to follow but results in changes in behaviors that have measurable impact. There’s a depth to this book that is refreshing yet it is written in a way that is clear and concise and packed with actionable things you can and should do.
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