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

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2007 - Business & Economics - 115 pages
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Why is it that so many things we try so hard to learn just don't stick? Because we spend all our energy on learning new skills and better habits, but we lack effective strategies for retaining and applying all the helpful information we take in.
In Know Can Do!, bestselling author Ken Blanchard, Success Motivation Institute founder Paul J. Meyer, and ace motivational speaker and consultant Dick Ruhe use a story about an author with questions and an entrepreneur with answers to offer a simple and systematic approach for learning more efficiently and using that knowledge to make lasting changes.

People who have mastered learning are free to be creative and make big things happen. In fact, John F. Kennedy once remarked that “leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” This powerful book will help people at all levels develop the mind-set and the skill set to achieve extraordinary results.
 

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Very easy read, maybe too easy. And for that reason, the central messages (positive learning environment, repetition, and follow-up) may be waved off as overly simplistic. However, I'm planning to do some controlled experiments of my own to see how well the concepts work in practice. Read full review

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This book is a simple to read but will have a huge impact on how you lived your life moving forward. The book tells the story of a fable of a frustrated author and an entrepreneur who provided him the path to achieved the missing link. We tend to read a book and upon finishing them, we moved on to another book. We rarely take notes or re-read/re visit them. I am an avid reader and believes in training our brain like having a good workout at the Gym or a jog around the block to keep fit. However, we lack the commitment and the "Power of Repetition" due to our overload of information that bombards our daily life. Thus we need to stay focus, applying the "Less-More Philosophy" by removing any negative thoughts. Many of us underestimate or underutilise the power of "positive mindset" which is so important to get things done immediately. In the true form like any good leader, Blanchard introduces the "Green Light Thinking" and as such put the readers in alignment for the "follow-up" events that could accentuate the positive to help people achieved what they always wanted. This book provides the "structure, support & accountability" for the readers to step-by-step fill in the missing link. A good read and a must buy book! 4.5 out of 5 stars! 

Contents

The Missing Link
7
The Power of Repetition
13
Applying the LessMore Philosophy
23
Listening with a Positive Mindset
39
Accentuating the Positive to Help People Win
75
Providing More Structure Support
83
Acknowledgments
105
Services Available
113
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About the author (2007)

Ken Blanchard is Chief Spiritual Officer of the Ken Blanchard Companies. He is the author or coauthor of more than forty books, including the classic The One Minute ManagerŪ (with Spencer Johnson), Leading at a Higher Level, Full Steam Ahead! (with Jesse Stoner), and The Secret (with Mark Miller).

Paul J. Meyer is the founder of Success Motivation Institute, Inc. He is the author of numerous books, including The 5 Pillars of Leadership, 24 Keys That Bring Complete Success, and Forgiveness: The Ultimate Miracle, and is coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul.

Dick Ruhe is a highly popular motivational speaker, a celebrated consultant, and a gifted trainer. He is a senior consulting partner for the Ken Blanchard Companies and is the author of the Blanchard training program Total Quality Leadership.

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