Know Can Do!: Put Your Know-How Into Action

Know Can Do!: Put Your Know-How Into Action

by Ken Blanchard, Paul J. Meyer, Dick Ruhe
     
 

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Attempting to better themselves—learn new skills, break bad habits, realize their potential—people read books, attend seminars, take training courses. And companies pitch in too, spending billions of dollars every year on professional development programs aimed at helping their employees become more effective. But in spite of what people sincerely believe… See more details below

Overview

Attempting to better themselves—learn new skills, break bad habits, realize their potential—people read books, attend seminars, take training courses. And companies pitch in too, spending billions of dollars every year on professional development programs aimed at helping their employees become more effective. But in spite of what people sincerely believe are their best efforts, all too often their behavior doesn’t change. The fact that it seems to be so hard to make new learning stick is an endless source of frustration for both individuals and
organizations.

For years Ken Blanchard has been troubled by the gap between what people know—all the good advice they’ve digested intellectually—and what they actually do. In this new book he and his coauthors, Paul J. Meyer and Dick Ruhe, use the fable format Blanchard made famous to lay out a straightforward method for learning more, learning better, and making sure you actually use what you learn.

This engaging story identifies three key reasons people don’t make the leap from knowing to doing and then moves on to the solution. It teaches you how to avoid information overload by learning “less more, not more less.” You’ll find out how to adjust your brain’s filtering system to learn many, many times more than ever before, ignite your creativity and resourcefulness with Green Light Thinking, master what you’ve learned using spaced repetition, and more.

At last, an answer to the question, “Why don’t I do what I know I should do?” Read this book and you will!

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Library Journal

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.
—Dale Farris

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609944292
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/02/2007
Series:
0
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
839,993
File size:
0 MB

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