How Winning Leaders Close Performance Gaps, 5th Anniversary Edition

by Mark Thienes and Brian Brockhoff


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Gapology is the term Mark Thienes and Brian Brockhoff coined to describe what winning leaders do to identify and close performance gaps in their teams. Gapology is their process. For more than a decade, they analyzed the results, leadership behaviors and tactics of winning leaders as compared to those of leaders who were not winning. They wanted to understand how winning leaders win and if winning could be replicated. They were deeply curious about whether winning can be taught to those not winning or if winning leaders are simply born with the skills to win. As they interviewed and documented their conversations with winning leaders they found commonalities. The most amazing was that all performance gaps are either; Knowledge Gaps, Importance Gaps, Action Gaps, or some combination of the three. Gapology provides the keys to unlock these mysteries in the form of nine root solutions that, when applied intentionally, close the performance gaps quickly and permanently. Gapology is for all leaders, regardless of the size of the team or the industry in which they work. As long as people are being led, Gapology is needed. These discoveries are now at your fingertips! Achieve your full potential with Gapology!

About The Author

Mark Thienes’ journey encompasses thirty years of success in leading teams to winning seasons. He proudly refers to himself as “The Original Gapologist” and is the founder of Gapology. Great authors such as Peter Senge, Chris Argyris, Noel Tichy, and David Kolb have had a major impact on his leadership philosophies. His personal passion is developing winning leaders.Mark’s first and favorite question for winning leaders is, “How did you do that?” He loves to hear their thought processes and the tactics deployed to win. Gapology is about creating winning leaders. Mark and his family live in Castle Rock, Colorado.

Brian Brockhoff has led, trained, and coached teams of diverse business leaders for over twenty years and is responsible for the creation and design of numerous skill development programs. He has authored a book of weekly inspirations based on the principles described here entitled Gapology Inspirations, and he writes regularly on Wordpress. com. Brian is a cofounder of Gapology and a Gapology coach. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, he now lives with his family in Kansas City, Kansas.