About the Book

Overcome the twelve habits holding you back and take your career to new heights with this wise and approachable guide from two business leadership experts.

Ready to take the next step in your career . . . but not sure what’s holding you back? Read on.

Leadership expert Sally Helgesen and bestselling leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith have trained thousands of high achievers — men and women — to reach even greater heights. Again and again, they see that women face specific and different roadblocks from men as they advance in the workplace. In fact, the very habits that helped women early in their careers can hinder them as they move up. Simply put, what got you here won’t get you there . . . and you might not even realize your blind spots until it’s too late.

Are you great with the details? To rise, you need to do less and delegate more.

Are you a team player? To advance, you need to take credit as easily as you share it.

Are you a star networker? Leaders know a network is no good unless you know how to use it.

Sally and Marshall identify the twelve habits that hold women back as they seek to advance, showing them why what worked for them in the past might actually be sabotaging their future success. Building on Marshall’s classic bestseller What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, How Women Rise is essential reading for any woman who is ready to advance to the next level.

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“When you make a mistake or otherwise find yourself behaving like a human, the best practice is to leave it at the stream. Don’t carry it around like that angry monk who kept obsessing about the other monk’s behavior. Just lay that burden down and let it go.”
In how women rise
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Putting Your Job Before Your Career

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How to be proactive to grow professionally

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How to break habits holding you bacfk

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Helpful habits in the starting of your career that can hinder growth

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How to be self-aware of worst behaviors

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The twelve behaviors that often prevent female professionals from achieving their goals

Who is it for?

This book are for Professional Women looking to grow their professional career

Not for people not willing to break bad habits

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About Goldsmith

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.

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What People Are Saying about how women rise

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Lois P. Frankel

Ph.D., author of Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office
and See JaneLead

“How Women Rise is a great read for any woman who wants to identify self-defeating behaviors that are holding her back, gain insight into why she engages in those behaviors, and develop skills to confidently achieve her goals.”

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Aicha Evans

SeniorVice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Intel
Corporation and a Fortunemagazine Top Future Women
Leaders in America

“The habits and beliefs in How Women Rise provide a wonderful and positive opportunity for women to be self-aware. Sally and Marshall show women how to make tangible and crisp changes that will help them be even more successful and fulfilled at work and at home.”

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Beverly Kaye

Founder of Career Systems International and co-author of
Love 'Em or Lose 'Em:Getting Good People to Stay

“Pick up this book. Scan the 12 habits. Circle the top three that make you say ‘that’s me!’ Read those chapters, commit to one of the suggestions, and you’re on your way. The authors know their material!”

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Carol Evans

Founderand President Emeritus of Working Mother Media

“Fast forward your career with one powerful book from two of the world’s most brilliant coaches! Marshall’s famous strategies for behavior change combined with Sally’s profound expertise on women will change your life from the first chapter. Start reading this book now!”

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Carol Kauffman

Harvard Medical School and Founder/Executive Director
of the Instituteof Coaching

“The top 3 reasons why I loved Sally and Marshall’s book How Women Rise? 1) It’s incredibly helpful to women, those with female colleagues or direct reports, and the healthy minority of men who are also more self-effacing than aggrandizing. 2) The book is filled with news you can use. It’s has helped me, my C-level clients and will help you too. 3) The pages turn themselves. As a scientist as well as coach I can see the psychological and business sophistication behind the 12 habits. Start practicing today.”

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Michael Dill

Award-Winning Certified Business Coach, professional
speaker, and trainer

Marshall Goldsmith shares his insights on how the habits you’ve gained so far, which are often the habits that have brought you this success in your career, are now the same habits that are now delaying your progress. You will learn that you are actually succeeding in spite of these habits, not because of them. With Marshall’s systematic approach you will gain the clarity to free yourself from those habits that are not necessarily serving you on your path anymore. You will learn by making minor conscious adjustments you can take yourself to the next level.

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Yevgeniy Brikman

"Co-founder of Gruntwork
Author of Hello, Startup and Terraform: Up & Running"

“One of those books on communication, behavior, etiquette, and leadership that made me realize I’m a terrible human being I have a lot to learn. I’m guilty of so many of the “”bad”” behaviors in the book that I felt almost personally attacked. At least I’m aware of this now and can start to change.

The key argument in the book is that it’s behavior, not technical skills, that separate the great from everyone else, and this book details a number of behavioral changes you can make to be more successful.


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