In 1976, Kermit Washington, the 6'8'' power forward for the L.A. Lakers, started to lose his edge. For years, his natural-born athleticism allowed him to dominate players with little practice. In the pros, Washington's lack of skills caught up with him. Rather than ride the bench, Washington did something that was unheard of at the time. He admitted that he needed help. He called a legendary coach. And he practiced. And practiced. And practiced. He lived in a kaizen world where "skill is not a static fixed quality, but the subject of ceaseless labor." By the end of decade he was an All-Star. At the time, the prevailing sports wisdom was "what you are is what you are." Today, it is what you make yourself into. According to The New Yorker'sJames Surowiecki, the performance revolution isn't isolated to the sports world, but it also hasn't touched every industry. Has your field mainstreamed excellent habits or is it stuck in an era that still believes skills are static?