John Whitehead in Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Leadership Associate Executive Coach • Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching Feb 9, 2021 · 1 min read · ~100

Habit #20 – An Excessive Need to Be “Me”

Habit #20 – An Excessive Need to Be “Me”

The excessive need to be me is exalting our faults as virtues simply because they’re who we are. Marshall Goldsmith in his book What Got You Here Won’t Get You Here calls this the “chronic behaviour, both positive and negative”. In my interpretation of this habit, I talk about how we need to know ourselves, who we are and to focus on these things we need to shift – change, to make us better. It is not just about us; it is about others and the Platinum Rule which states that we are to treat others as they want to be treated.

Habit #20 – An Excessive Need to Be “Me”


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The excessive need to be me is exalting our faults as virtues simply because they’re who we are. Marshall Goldsmith in his book What Got You Here Won’t Get You Here calls this the “chronic behaviour, both positive and negative”. In my interpretation of this habit, I talk about how we need to know ourselves, who we are and to focus on these things we need to shift – change, to make us better. It is not just about us; it is about others and the Platinum Rule which states that we are to treat others as they want to be treated.