* Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization.
“Tim Gallwey is one of the great teachers of our time.
Many years ago, I watched Tim “teaching” a woman to play tennis for the first time. Though she had difficulty touching the ball with her racket initially, within twenty minutes, she was carrying on sustained rallies with Gallwey, like someone who had played tennis for years. It was the most stunning example of tapping intrinsic capacity to learn I had ever seen.
Tim’s gift lies in his deep appreciation of the power of true, i.e. non-judgmental observation and how to invoke it. His aspiration is the realization of genuine potential not miracles, but the gap between that potential and our current performance is often so great that the results are nothing short of miraculous.
Twenty years of testing have shown that his methods can produce results in work, as they have done widely in sports. The real question is, ‘Are managers ready to surrender trying to control people and trust their desire and capacities to learn, starting with themselves?’
In this day when many talk of accelerating learning in organizations but few have actually done it, the words of a master are timely indeed.”
* Peter Block, best-selling author of The Empowered Manager… Flawless Consulting… and Stewardship…
“The Inner Game of Work helps us define the landscape of what has become known as a “learning organization.” In this book, any manager or employee who has the courage and commitment to really learn about learning will find concepts and practices that can turn the intention of a learning organization into a day-to-day, lived experience.”