Summary of From Know-How to Do-How

The Short and Simple Guide to Making Change Happen

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From Know-How to Do-How book summary
Knowing how to change is much harder than knowing what to change, and that’s not easy.


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When it comes to changing your life, you may know what to do, but not how to do it. Performance consultants and change experts Dave Corbet and Ian Roberts teach readers how to free themselves from negative thought patterns and how to make positive, lasting changes in their lives. Their manual includes useful exercises to help you develop insights into how you think, how to recognize your – or your organization’s – unconscious assumptions and how to find new paths. The authors cover ways to recognize personal and corporate assumptions and to work toward new goals. Despite the book’s faint gee-whiz, New Agey tone, getAbstract recommends its practical advice to individuals seeking personal growth and to those working to improve their corporate cultures.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How people and organizations can move “from know-how to do how,”
  • How “hidden rules” shape behavior,
  • How to follow a step-by-step “do-how map” and
  • How to link your real situation to a practical response.


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About the Authors

Dave Corbet and Ian Roberts own Greengage Consulting Ltd., in the United Kingdom.

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