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In his persuasive book, tennis teacher turned executive coach and consultant Alan Fine puts forth compelling arguments for eliminating “interference” from your decision making. With examples ranging from IBM’s mid-’90s turnaround to two-year-olds finding their own pacifiers, Fine shows that his system works. His four-step process helps streamline problem-solving skills. Fine describes the process simply, explaining each step with examples from his own experience. These include real-life conversations with insightful comments throughout, highlighting potential missteps and explaining how to handle them. While Fine’s book might run a bit long, his no-nonsense prose makes you believe that you could slip his tactics seamlessly into your workday. getAbstract recommends Fine’s strategies to managers, coaches and anyone who wants to improve their results in any field.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What “interference” is, and how it restricts your progress;
  • How an interference adjustment helps you reach your goals faster and more efficiently;
  • Why and how the “GROW” process can help; and
  • How to put GROW into practice.

About the Authors

Alan Fine, president of InsideOut Development, helps firms manage performance improvement. Rebecca R. Merrill worked with Stephen R. Covey on First Things First.



The Real Performance Problem: “Interference”
Failing to utilize the information you already know can prevent you from achieving your goals. Most people already are aware about how to play better or work more effectively, but they don’t understand how to put their knowledge into practice...

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    Karlo Jay Plata 2 years ago
    Nicely written abstract. Captures the most essential details of the GROW model of coaching. If you loved the summary, the actual book offers more insights and details on the coaching process. I have a copy of the book and I must say, it is a must-have for everyone who values coaching as a tool for development and breakthrough performance.

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