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Triggers Audiobook

Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts - Becoming the Person You Want to Be

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Publisher's Summary

In business, the right behaviors matter. But getting it right is tricky. Even when we acknowledge the need to change what we do and how we do it, life has a habit of getting in the way, upsetting even the best-laid plans. And just how do we manage those situations that can provoke even the most rational among us into behaving in ways we would rather forget?

Triggers confronts head on the challenges of behavior and change, looking at the external factors (or "triggers") - both negative and positive - that affect our behaviors, our awareness of when we need to change, our willingness (or otherwise) to do so, and our ability to see the change through. Drawing on his unparalleled experience as an international executive educator and coach, Marshall Goldsmith invites us to understand how our own beliefs and the environments in which we operate can trigger negative behaviors or a resistance to the need to change. But he also offers up some simple, practical advice to help us navigate the negative and make the most of the triggers that will help us to sustain positive change.

©2015 Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter (P)2015 Random House Audio

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    Dan 07/06/2015
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    "Loved it."

    This very helpful audio book contains simple principles and tools that, when used daily will remind us to always do our best.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Christine Clifford 30/08/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "If your serious about personal change"

    Practical applications to put change work into teams and hold yourself accountable in an easy to follow and structured way.
    This is a must read for anybody who is serious about taking yourself to the next level.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bachir El Khoury 26/08/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Great read"

    I loved the book it provides great insight into our psychology and provides a simple yet effective structure for developing new habits. I will start trying the methods and see how I go.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • J. Hook
    Dallas, TX
    4/09/15
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    "I wish everyone could read this book!"

    I've listened to this book twice now. Probably the best book on adult behavior change I've read. After reading books like Switch, The Power of Habit and Change or Die, which were great prerequisites that shaped my mind concerning the our behavior, Mr. Goldsmith really nails the concepts associated with the impact of our environment on our habits and reactions to triggers. This book is definitely moving to the required list for my management team. Thanks, Marshall for your insights!

    36 of 37 people found this review helpful
  • Karen Mathis
    24/05/15
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    "More Brilliance from Marshall Goldsmith!"
    If you could sum up Triggers in three words, what would they be?

    Clever actionable insights


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Many Aha moments from powerful perspectives. Triggers operate whether we know it or not... Goldsmith lays them on the table in a way that they become tools for personal and professional improvement.


    Any additional comments?

    Knowing more about what triggers our responses is empowering. Ultimately, we can improve control, create an environment to match the tasks we need to approach, and accomplish more in all we do.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Catherine S. Read
    Fairfax, VA USA
    18/08/15
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    "He Doesn't Disappoint"

    I love Marshall Goldmith's book "What Got You Here, Won't Get You There" and I've talked about it for years. In much the same vein, he ups the ante with this book in building on those core skills and behavior modifications.

    The key to this book is being open to change. There's no point in investing your time in something you will not do. And knowing is not the same thing as doing. He is truly the best kind of coach - helping us to define our own personal goals and then helping us to change our mindset and back up our commitment to change with real skills.

    This is not magic. It's simple, but not easy. I know this is another book I will listen to again multiple times and recommend to many people. We have within us what we need to love a happier and more fulfilling life on our own terms. Marshall Goldsmith is a wonderful guide to making the most out of our individual life journeys.

    32 of 34 people found this review helpful
  • Teeballz
    11/05/16
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    "Actionable, Simple Steps for Change"

    Goldsmith provides a good mix of stories and statistics to help keep things moving along. The steps and guidelines her provides seen simple, but it's the doing that is difficult.

    I've been doing daily questions now for several weeks and have enjoyed the changes in my mindset that it have resulted. I've also implemented weekly questions to review with my wife that hit on our family culture goals, such as reading family meals together, giving each other focus in the moment, doing fun things, etc.

    Overall, I really enjoyed the book.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Travis
    26/02/16
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    "Solid Advice - Lots of Filler"
    Would you try another book from Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter and/or Marshall Goldsmith?

    Definitely. Marshall has a depth of knowledge and experience not matched by many people in the business world.


    Who do you think would benefit most from listening to Triggers?

    Everyone because everyone knows how to change, but sometimes we need to hear it from someone such as Marshall to give us that extra push.


    Any additional comments?

    The majority of info contained in this book will seem like common sense to most people. As Marshall points out in the book, this is intended. If we all know how to change, then why don't we? Sometimes we need to hear it from another person (Marshall in this case) to give us the extra push we need.

    I do enjoy the content, however I think this book could have been half as long. I caught myself drifting off countless times because of all the filler between the important points. Nonetheless, if you are looking to make some changes in your life, I do recommend you listen to this book.

    24 of 27 people found this review helpful
  • Francisco
    24/06/15
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    "Practical and ideologically sound improvement strategy"

    Marshall Goldsmith does a fantastic job of narrowing the gap between what we think we want and what we actually want.when we say we want something typically requires us to change from where we are now in order to do that we have to be willing to take action...daily, and even hourly action. Not the action that is the change but the action that questions the effort toward the possibility of change.

    Personally gave me some clarity about why I'm not changing the areas that I want to change and why I need to focus more effectively on questioning my efforts.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Eva
    Nashville, TN
    6/06/15
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    "Another great book by Marshall Goldsmith"

    I like that this book not only reinforces the messages and methods of self-improvement from his previous books, but also guides the reader to identify triggers in the environment prohibiting lasting and meaningful improvement. Marshall's narration is a bonus as well. It makes the book more personal. If you've never seen him speak in person or had a chance to speak with him directly, I highly recommend it. He's very engaging and down to earth.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Susan Mather
    San Francisco
    4/03/16
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    "FASCINATING"

    Beautiful narration from an author who warmly provides perspective, anecdotes, and solutions for dealing with environmental triggers that - if we remain unaware - overwhelm and undermine our best intentions and most heartfelt goals.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Willie Davis
    Redlands, CA, US
    19/07/15
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    "Awesome!"

    This book gave me tremendous insights that I look forward to utilizing in my professional and personal life. I highly recommend it to anyone who is eager to change.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • bey
    Dallas, TX United States
    28/10/15
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    "Slow start that makes sense later in the book"

    great book. highly recommended. love did I do my best list. I use it daily.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • W. Wilson
    Hampshire, England
    24/09/16
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    "Useful"

    Easy to listen to, and very much worth the effort. Reads a little like a self help book, but that doesn't detract from the value of the content.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    2/09/16
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    "Practical, positive and shareable learning"

    Thoroughly enjoyed the audio book. As a coach, employee, manager and partner I have identified skills and tools that I can use and share to support my own development and that of those around me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rob Baltzer
    2/06/16
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    "Unflinching guide to adult behavioural change"

    Lots of interesting ideas around changing your behaviour, with a focus on interpersonal behaviour. There's no pretence that it's easy but plenty of repeatable tips and motivators. A touch long but never boring.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Damir
    11/06/15
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    "loved it"

    It is really useful to learn from somebody with life long experience. I will also buy the book.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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