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Monday, September 6, 2010

What is Performance Gap?

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It’s a theory that explains why knowledge generally doesn’t translate into results. All too often we know what we should do but we don’t do what we know. We are human beings when what we really should be are humans doing. We spend our days majoring in minor things and slowly the weeks, months and years slip by.
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90 percent of our success comes in the follow-through, in the implementation and execution of the knowledge that we have gathered. Everyone says we are so fortunate to live in this age of information. But what most people fail to appreciate is that information alone is not power. Power and competitive advantage come only when sound information is decisively acted upon.
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And yet we are so busy with the daily emergencies that always seem to burden us that we end up putting off doing them until the next month and then the month after that. The key to improving our performance is to passionately act on it.
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Don’t squirrel it away hoping we will have time down the road to study it and put it into play. Recognize its power and deeply embed it into our daily routine so that we practice its principles daily. Make it a part of our life right now!
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Only then we will see quantum improvements in our effectiveness, productivity and performance. As noted by Herodotus so many years ago; “This is the bitterest pain among men, to have much knowledge but no power”.
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The best way to ensure these lessons become part of who we are is to create rituals around them. Quit NATO (No Action – Talk Only).

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