What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith is a wake-up call to each and every one of us who has pursued success in one form of the other. I love his idea of the ‘success delusion’ that leaders and succesful people labor under because it is basically a reminder to always, always, be on your toes. While creating this review of Marshall Goldsmith’s book, I wanted to communicate to the viewer that by continuously ignoring the behaviors that ‘get us in trouble’ when we are successful and slip into ignorance (what he calls the ’21 habits that hold you back from the top’), we slowly but surely dig ourselves into a hole.
I played off of the powerful symbol of a ladder and a leader climbing the ladder, which was on the cover of the book to illustrate the hole a person can dig themselves in when indulging in these poor habits. As the 21 habits are listed, I drew a leader interacting with an employee. The employee just wants to help the leader, but the leader won’t get out of his own way. As such, he begins to literally and symbolically descend the ‘ladder of success’. Watch the review of What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith now:
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