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Prolific writer and management/leadership consultant Blanchard (The One Minute Manager) is joined by Success Motivation Institute founder Paul J. Meyer and motivational speaker Dick Ruhe to provide an answer to the age-old problem of why people do not do what they know they should. Blanchard admits that while many people have participated in his seminars and read his numerous books, his biggest disappointment has been that people don't seem to be following through on his concepts and consistently use his ideas in their daily lives. He began to realize that his past focus was on talking about leadership principles and attempting to change behavior from the outside instead of targeting what was in people's heads and hearts. The result is this work, which strives to help listeners learn how to close the gap between knowing and doing in order to achieve lasting change. Again using a fable as the basis for the discussion, Blanchard covers three reasons why people don't follow through on what they learn, including negative filtering, a lack of any follow-up, and information overload, or an overdose of knowledge. The authors explain how to adjust the brain's filtering system to learn up to 100 times more than before, how to ignite creativity and resourcefulness with green-light thinking, and how to master what has been learned by using spaced repetition over time. Mark Barbolak's briskly paced narration of this relatively short work keeps listener interest in what will likely be better received in human resource or training seminars, while appealing to the authors' large number of existing fans. Recommended for public libraries.