You Already Know How to Be Great

A Simple Way to Remove Interference and Unlock Your Greatest Potential

by Alan Fine

Number of pages: 256

Publisher: Portfolio

BBB Library: Personal Success

ISBN: 9781591843559

About the Author

Fine is the president of Inside-Out Development, which offers executive coaching and organizational consulting. His approach to performance improvement has been adopted by major organizations, including IBM, NASA, Procter & Gamble, and Coca-Cola.


Editorial Review

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.

Book Reviews

"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.

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