A bold new approach to performance by one of the top coaches in the country. In trying to improve-on the playing field, in the office, or even at home-most people seek out new information to get to the next level. They read a book, attend a class, or hire an expert to give them an edge. But Alan Fine, an accomplished tennis, golf, and executive coach and a renowned authority on peak performance, believes that this outside-in method is precisely what's holding you back from doing your best work. He's found the biggest obstacle to improved performance isn't not knowing what to do; it's not doing what you already know. Ironically, the quest for information and instructions designed to help you get ahead can often interfere with your ability to focus on doing something.
"In You Already Know How to be Great, Alan Fine has written a book that offers help in every area of your life, from work to home to sports." Inc.
The new question: Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? In Great by Choice, Collins and his colleague, Morten T. Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in
Good enough is no longer good enough because now everything is good enough. Our expectations of quality are unrealistic, and are being met every single day. We don’t just want to be satisfied, we want to be blown away. A few months after the book came out, Seth ran into a
What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece? The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one
Self-awareness is the meta-skill of the twenty-first century. If we’re not self-aware, it’s almost impossible to master the skills that make us stronger team players, superior leaders, and better relationship builders—at work and beyond. The lifelong journey to understanding who we are and how we’re seen can be a bumpy one, full
In The One Thing You Need to Know, Buckingham gives the readers an invaluable course in outstanding achievement—a guide to capturing the essence of the three areas fundamental to professional activity. Great management, great leading, and career success—he draws on a wealth of examples to reveal the single controlling insight that
Social capital consists of the stock of active connections among people: the trust, mutual understanding, and shared values and behaviors that bind the members of human networks and communities and make cooperative action possible. It makes an organization, or any cooperative group, more than a collection of individuals’ intent on achieving
A Beautiful Constraint: How to Transform Your Limitations Into Advantages And Why It's Everyone's Business Now is a book about everyday, practical inventiveness, designed for the constrained times in which we live. It describes how to take the kinds of issues that all of us face today—lack of time, money, resources,
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When managers in organizations become so obsessed with policies and procedures that they become disconnected with results.