The Inner Game of Work
The Inner Game of Work reveals an approach to Focus, Learning, Pleasure, and Mobility in the Workplace. This bookchallenges you to re-examine your fundamental motivations for going to work in the morning and your definitions of work once you’re there. You will be able to look at work in a whole new way.
“If you feel like you’ve sunk to a new mental low on the job, this book has the potential to pump you up and help you to regain your ambition.” Rocky Mountain News (Denver)
Timothy Gallwey has spent the last twenty years as a lecturer and business consultant to some of America’s top corporations, including AT&T, Apple, Coca-Cola, and IBM. His transition from sports to business was a natural, because the Inner Game has never just been about learning a better backhand. It’s about learning to learn. As Pogo wisely said, “I have seen the enemy, and it is us.” This ground-breaking book is about freeing yourself from such inner foes as fear of failure, resistance to change, being stressed by time pressure, and boredom, which can sabotage your own best efforts. At the same time, it is about accessing an ever greater portion of your unrealized potential to learn, perform, and enjoy yourself while working. Inner Game tools such as Focus, Awareness, Mobility, and Coaching offer a radical new perspective on the ways we think and perform.
The Inner Game challenges you to reexamine your fundamental motivations for going to work in the morning and your definitions of work once you’re there. It will ask you to reassess the way you make changes and teach you to look at work in a radically new way. No one is talking about the human factor of work the way Gallwey is. And no one makes it easier to understand and to practice the liberating Inner Game of Work.