What Got You Here Won T Get You There Rhetorical Analysis

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Exam #1 Critical Thinking Essay – “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There” In the article, “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There”, the author discusses the challenges with success, behavioral areas that prevent further success, avenues to change these behaviors, and how to approach the required changes. The information specifically revolves around management positions within organizations. These people can range from middle management to executive level management. The most important part of the challenge is first realizing there are areas that require growth and change, without this realization the manager will continue to see limited growth and success in their career. In preparation for the information the authors, Marshall Goldsmith and…show more content…
This habit contributes to poor relationships between managers and others because it sends a message that what is being said is not important. The author continues to discuss while people will tolerate this habit in the short term in the long run they will likely move on from the organization. The seventeenth habit discussed is, “Failing to Express Gratitude” which may cause challenges in relationships. Without providing others a common courtesy such as a word of thanks it communicates that what they contribute is not important or valued. The eighteenth habit is, “Punishing the Messenger”. This habit can cause a breakdown in relationships because often the person providing the information is not the person who created the mistake or is the person who created the mistake but they are trying to reconcile the issue. The reaction of punishing the messenger may cause the person to regret trying to help in the situation and prevent them from helping in the future. In the nineteenth habit, “Passing the Buck” the author discusses how some managers or leaders are not able to take responsibility for their actions or mistakes and have to push the blame onto someone else. This may cause negative feels and cultivate a lack of respect for the individual who is not willing or able to take on the responsibility. The twentieth habit, “An Excessive Need to Be ‘Me’” discusses the challenge that people face when they are unwilling to realize their short comings and work towards improvement. Instead they view these as a part of their personality or in essence a part of whom they are and attempt to push for acceptance of these positive or negative habits onto other people. The twenty-first, and final habit, the authors discuss which may cause a hindrance for managers to grow into future success is, “Goal Obsession”. This habit may cause individuals to put themselves in compromising positions because they lose focus with

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