The 1% Solution for Work and Life

ABOUT Tom Connellan

Tom Connellan
When companies like Marriott, Dell, and GE want to take performance to another level, they all turn to one man— Tom Connellan.  And with good reason.  Whether it’s an hour-long keynote or a day-long interactive session, Tom’s unique combination of solid research and street-smart bu More...



If you’re like most of us, you’ve probably noticed that the difference between top athletes seems to be very small - but you’ve perhaps not observed exactly how small those differences are.

Curious about this, Tom did some research and found exactly how small the differences are. In looking at the Men’s Downhill in the 2006 Winter Olympics, for example, he found that the difference between a Gold Medal and no medal was 1.08 seconds or .9%.

And no matter where he looked, he found pretty much the same thing. The difference between Gold and no medal averaged about 1%. The difference between Gold and 10th place? About 2%.

Since chances are you’re not going to compete in the Olympics, the real question is what can you learn that you can use in whatever you do. And that’s where Tom comes in. He found three things at the core of that 1% difference - three things you can use to create a comparable level of performance. They’re all in The 1% Solution.

"Everyone interested in their own success should read this book.  It's Tom Connellan's usual style - packed with actionable ideas you can use right away."  Ken Blanchard, Coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Leading at a Higher Level

"Tom Connellan delivers on a big promise because The 1% Solution really does give you the magic formula for 'How to Make Your Next 30 Days the Best Ever.'"  Margot Morrell, Author the New York Times bestseller Shackleton's Way.

"Within an hour of starting The 1% Solution, I could feel the stress and pressure melting away because I knew I'd found my guide for making it through any challenge, including the tight economic times we're in right now."  Betsy Gordon, President, Equipment Locator Vendor Services

"Tom has a special gift - he continues to see and communicate insights that make a difference.  Thanks for challenging us with The 1% Solution!"  Mark Miller, Vice President, Training and Development, Chick-fil-A

"If you want to succeed both personally and professionally, you have to read this powerful book because the easy-to-use tools can change your life!"  Michelle Lewis, Vice President Global Human Resources, E. & J. Gallo Winery