August 14, 2009

Who's Got Your Back?

In this book, Ferrazzi explains how to develop "lifeline relationships" which he believes are critical to reaching full potential. Ferrazzi believes that becoming successful requires each person to have a team of trusted advisors who offer guidance, support, and hold them accountable for what they say they will do. These close personal relationships are essential because they allow everyone to have people with whom they can be vulnerable, and who are willing to give them honest feedback that will help them shed bad habits and behaviors and define what success really means for them. One of the most important skills he discusses is sparring, a formal questioning process through which your advisors challenge your assumptions, hold you accountable for your decisions, and press you to perform at a higher level. The book is filled with anecdotes and practical tips on how you can develop and benefit from your own team of personal advisors.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Who's Got Your Back: The Breakthrough Program to Build Deep, Trusting Relationships that Create Success--and Won't Let You Fail
Keith Ferrazzi
HF 5386 .F4118 2009