How does Gallwey suggest we do this? His method is twofold: "focus of attention ... the quintessential component of superior performance in every activity" and "clarity of desire behind the focus." Through example and clear instruction, he shows how to minimize self-distracting thoughts that serve to undermine our confidence in the workplace and similar settings, and subsequently to begin "playing in the zone" like elite athletes who have learned to visualize their goals unerringly and proceed unremittingly (and almost unconsciously) in their pursuit. It will take no small amount of dedication to put these ideas into practice, but those who do should find that Gallwey's advice relates as well to the working world as it does to the sporting world. --Howard Rothman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
He also provides some very practical action steps to implement the new theory.
The principles are based on Mr. Gallwey's earlier successful coaching experiences and books about the inner games of tennis and golf.
I recommend this book to anyone entering the field of coaching or someone who wants to change their work environment.
This book changed my whole approach to teaching and coaching. Traditionally we have idolized the coach who 'tells' the student/pupil/athlete/musician when in reality we and they... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Reader Boy
Thought I ordered the Inner Game of Tennis, so can't really rate this book as I didn't read it. The Inner Game of Tennis is an awesome book and can help you with any sport or just... Read morePublished 19 months ago by booklover
This book is helpful to readers in offering another way of looking at the 'drudgery' of working. The author start with a description of how we are affected by our thinking and... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Alan Danker
This book will make you money! Well worth reading and the knowledge you will gain. Go ahead and buy it.Published 21 months ago by Greg Alkema
Disclaimer: by now I have read 63% of the book. so maybe the surprise is in the end.
I have to admit i am rather surprised and frankly upset with the second book (the... Read more
The Inner Game of Work was the first book I read in my training to become a Parent and Life Coach. It was clear and direct in how a coach is effective in their work. Read morePublished on October 27, 2009 by Kellie Ann, Parent and Life Coach
good theory of how people work when they are effective. accompanied with useful practical advicesPublished on May 8, 2009 by Gabor Zab