What Got You Here Won't Get You There

Program Description

Developed with Marshall Goldsmith based on his bestselling book

You’ve been successful up until now—but can you redefine yourself for continued success in the future?


Is something robbing you of your future success? Your talents, skills and accomplishments got you where you are today. But some of these behaviors could actually be holding you back now, and in ways you don’t expect. Even if your goals have stayed the same, the world of business hasn’t. Will you still be able to accomplish what you want in the future? And with the fierce competition for jobs, will decision-makers continue to see you as the best person for the evolving responsibilities of the job you’re doing today?

This powerful, solutions-based, interactive program is based on Marshall Goldsmith’s international bestseller What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. You’ll gain skills, insights and practical techniques to help you pinpoint key factors that may keep you from getting your next job—or even hanging on to this one. You’ll experience Feedforward©, Marshall’s proprietary tool to get the specific, objective look at yourself you may not be getting from the people around you, and receive balanced feedback to help you change counterproductive habits. You’ll also develop an action plan to help you achieve both your professional and personal goals—while still maintaining your own unique style.

How You Will Benefit

  • Recognize why you may need to change the way you approach things to accelerate your success
  • Learn 20 habits that often hold leaders back from attaining the success and satisfaction they want
  • Assess the use of the 20 habits in your personal leadership style
  • Understand the greater importance of interpersonal skills in leadership
  • Use the Feedforward© process to get objective feedback from fellow seminar attendees guided by our expert faculty
  • Create a developmental action plan that involves your peers and includes a plan for ongoing follow-up

Who Should Attend

Middle and senior managers who want to preemptively fix behaviors before they hold them back.


Being Responsible for Your Own Success and Changing Your Leadership Behaviors

  • Reflecting on personal motivation in self-examination and professional growth
  • Identifying the behaviors that contribute to your being successful in your career
  • Recognizing when responsibility is inside or outside your control
  • The role external factors play and how to leverage them in your achievements

Identifying Obstacles to Achieving the Next Level of Leadership Development

  • Recognizing how the workplace has changed and the implications for success as a leader
  • Describing the importance of interpersonal skills in a leader's success
  • Explaining how our own beliefs and past success can be a barrier to advancement

Assessing and Addressing Your Personal Usage of the 20 Habits

  • Exploring the most frequently used habits and the impact it can have on  your interpersonal effectiveness
  • Collecting ideas, approaches or techniques from others that support your development
  • Explaining the seven methods that will increase your effectiveness as a leader
  • Learning the principles and process of Feedforward© and how it can contribute to your success as a leader
  • Developing the skills and techniques to effectively apologize
  • Building a learning group for ongoing support after the workshop

Building a Personal Action Plan Using Course Insights, Tools and Techniques

  • Selecting one interpersonal behavior (habit) that you’re committed to changing
  • Implementing the process of Feedforward© to collect ideas for making the change
  • Developing an action plan that includes at least one action you received in the Feedforward© process

Practice skills: Getting Ongoing Follow-up and Support

  • Creating your personal advertising campaign to ensure that people know what you are working on
  • Learning and practicing the value of thanking people for their efforts and input
  • Explaining the value of follow-through and identifying obstacles that prevent us from  following up with people
  • Developing a plan for ongoing support and writing a learning contract
  • Developing a plan for creating a support team back at work


Locations, Dates & Pricing

# Location Date(s) List Member

Chicago IL

Summit West
04/09/2018 - 04/10/2018 $2445 $2195 Register

Prices are subject to change without notice. Discounts apply for groups of three or more people. Call for details. Federal government employees are eligible for special GSA pricing for many seminars.

If this course or the dates/locations listed do not have what you are looking for, then contact us and we will find it for you right away. It will save you a lot of time and energy finding it yourself.

AMA's Main Conference Centers

Seminars scheduled for the cities below are held at the locations listed. For location information for other cities in which AMA seminars are held please call or email for information.
  • New York

    AMA executive Conference Center
    1601 Broadway New York, NY 10019
    American Management Association (Located in the same building as the Crowne Plaza Hotel) 1601 Broadway On Broadway and 48th Street near Times Square. Entrance is on 48th Street.

  • Chicago

    AMA executive Conference Center (adjacent to the Marroitt O'Hare)
    8655 West Higgins Rd
    Chicago, IL 60631

  • San Francisco

    AMA executive Conference Center (located in San Francisco Marriott Hotel)
    55 Fourth Street 2nd Level
    San Francisco, CA 94103

  • Atltanta

    AMA Executive Conference Center
    1170 Peachtree Street Ne Cnr Peachtree & 14th (3rd Flr)
    Atlanta, GA 30309

  • Washington D.C.

    Arlington, Virginia
    2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 200
    Arlington, VA 22202

Register Now

Your Satisfaction Guarantee:

We stand behind our seminars with a 100 percent, iron-clad, money-back guarantee of satisfaction. If for any reason you’re not completely satisfied with the solid skills, the tips, tools and shortcuts, and the crucial information you receive during this workshop, we’ll refund your money in full. Every penny. Guaranteed!

Program Details

Hosted By
  • Seminar Number:


  • Length:

    2 Day(s)

  • Program Hours:

    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

  • CEU Credits:


  • Lunch:

    Lunch is on your own.

  • Continuing Education:

    Continuing education credits may be recognized by your professional board. Contact your own board to find out what's required.

Bring a seminar to your site!

For information about bringing a course to your site please call 919-480-2550 or email the registry at eric@trainingregistry.com.