From Hacker to Hero in 12 Months

 
9780967158914: From Hacker to Hero in 12 Months

The dream of transforming your golf game is possible. Written by Dr. Michael D. Oliff, a top management coach and transformation guru, this modern day fairy tale recounts his incredible one-year journey from a 26 handicap to a scratch golfer. In it, he challenges the fundamental approaches and assumptions of learning to play the game of golf from the unique perspective of a student learning the game and a renowned teacher able to critique it.

Professor Oliff culls 15 years of performance improvement experience into a book that will motivate and inspire you to transform your own golf game. Using a proven approach, he shows you how to incorporate three keys for peak performance - purpose, focus and discipline - to improve both your play and enjoyment.

He demonstrates from personal experience how to guide and accelerate the three distinct processes of learning, personal development and performance improvement to cut handicaps in half within 12 weeks, regardless of handicap level.

This is the first book on golf ever written by an expert in performance improvement. Michael D. Oliff critiques those who focus primarily on content, quick fixes, technology or even technique rather than on the underlying principles that either accelerate or decelerate performance improvement.

He attacks the arms-length relationship between golf student and golf instructor and replaces it with an incentive-based partnership between player and coach. Providing the reader examples and a step-by-step guide, he demonstrates how to apply goal setting, coaching, training, measurement and feedback to radically improve your game.

This book begins as a truly inspirational and motivational story and then packs in a wealth of practical value as powerful improvement concepts - high performance processes, key performance indicators, and others - are explained and applied to help initiate and sustain personal improvement in the game of golf.

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About the Author:

Founder and President of The Phoenix Group, 1993, Lausanne, Switzerland, Dr. Oliff has been actively engaged with leading manufacturing enterprises in guiding and accelerating successful change the world over. As a top management coach, he has worked with executive teams on six continents helping them initiate and sustain large scale transformation programs. He has served as an external coach to Andersen Consulting worldwide since 1990, conducting over 100 partner workshops and client seminars in twenty countries. His 1996 monograph, Navigating the Enterprise in Turbulent Times -- Dominance or Death?, has been internationally acclaimed.

As a Professor and Director of Manufacturing 2000, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland, Dr. Oliff initiated and lead an international project that focused on the restructuring and transformation of global products companies. Andersen Consulting, Bally, BP Chemicals, Carnaud Metalbox, Digital, Du Pont, Exxon Chemical, GKN Automotive, Heineken, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Nestle, Nokia Mobile Phones, Omega, Siemens, Sony and Volkswagen were among his board members. Manufacturing 2000, one of the largest international projects ever conducted as a joint venture between business and academia, required 500 man years of investment and produced over 100 case studies, books and management reports during its five-year tenure.

Michael Oliff joined IMD's Management Committee, serving as Director of Research and Development, during 1990 and 1991. He directed and managed the institution's development portfolio across its 50 programs.

With previous experience as Corporate Manager of Operations Research for Milliken & Company, Dr. Oliff has written over 125 articles, management cases, monographs and books since 1985. He is the developer and producer of Beyond Manufacturing: Restructuring for Tomorrow's Market, distributed internationally as a video-based management development tool. His executive monograph, Dominance or Death: from Distinctive Competency to Customer Value, has been utilized by some of the world's most dominant companies to sustain their dominance.

Professor Oliff received his Ph.D. from Clemson University and was selected as The 1987 Ascending Scholar by the American Management Association. As an International Fellow at the University of South Carolina, he organized and chaired numerous international conferences, executive forums and seminars in North America, Europe, the Far East and South America. Dr. Oliff was one of the first academics in America to successfully bridge the gaps between information systems and manufacturing, as well as U.S. businesses and business schools in organizing and hosting the widely acclaimed Executive Forum on Intelligent Manufacturing.

A fequent coach, consultant and advisor to international products companies, Professor Oliff has worked with twenty-five Fortune 100 firms in twenty countries. As a Distinguished Fellow of the World Productivity Council, his contribution to management practice and theory has been recognized globally.

Review:

Another good book is "Golf: From Hacker to Hero in Twelve Months."... It’s non-traditional to say the least... -- Eddie Sefko, Houston Chronicle (1999, June 1)

If you want help, great little book, "Golf, From Hacker to Hero in Twelve Months"... should be a "must read" ... -- Tim McKeown, Quebec Chronicle

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