“I keep learning, but I never seem to get any smarter.” That’s a common concern that
plagues the business world. Companies foot the bill to send their employees to a
variety of training sessions each year. Individuals sign up for seminars designed to
help them learn new skills and maximize their potential in both the business and
personal arenas. We read books, listen to CDs and watch videos –– all in a quest to
acquire new knowledge. Yet, many of us cannot seem to retain and implement all of
this newly acquired knowledge in any significant way.
Enter best-selling author Ken Blanchard, Success Motivation Institute founder Paul J
Meyer and motivational speaker Dick Ruhe. Together, these authors explore the
“missing link” between the knowledge we acquire and our daily actions in Know Can
Do!: Put Your Know-How Into Action. In it, they offer a deceptively simple, yet highly
effective remedy for closing what they call the “knowing-doing gap,” so that all of
those seminars you attend, books you read and videos you watch won’t end up as
one more vague listing on your resume or take up space on your bookshelf.
According to the authors, “We think Know Can Do! can make a real difference by
giving people simple tools to close the knowing-doing gap and make their knowledge