Closing the Know-Do Gap

Closing the Know-Do Gap

Margie Blanchard says, “The gap between knowing and doing is bigger than the gap between knowledge and ignorance!” Read that sentence one more time: if you’re anything like me, it takes an extra second and maybe also a small shake of the head to get the whole of her...
Not Rocket Surgery

Not Rocket Surgery

Try this out: the next time you’ve got twenty people in a room (or 2 or 2,000), ask this question: “Recalling the leader in your life (parent, teacher, coach, boss, pastor, mentor) who had the biggest and most positive impact on you, what did they “do” the made such a...
People Are Soft

People Are Soft

“Why is it every time I ask for a pair of hands, they come with a brain attached?” Henry Ford wrote those words, and they add up to just about the biggest little sentence I’ve read in a year. When I ask for a hammer, I more or less get the tool I had in mind. Same...
Why Bring Your A-Game?

Why Bring Your A-Game?

The fervor of our daily work bears an outsized impact on our productivity. At first blush, this statement seems too obvious for comment. But what is not obvious is where “fervor” comes from, or how to get some. We all know what it’s like to spend a day hitting on all...