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The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life

The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life

by Steve Zaffron, Dave Logan


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A proven system for rallying all of an organizations' employees around a new vision and ideas for making the vision stick

When something at work isn't going smoothly, managers struggle with what part of the problem to tackle first. Do they start with cost reduction? Or should they go for process improvements first? The authors—who have helped hundreds of companies and individuals change and improve—say spend time and money adjusting the systems in which people operate, rather than targeting people and their performance directly. The authors show that it's in fact possible to change everything at once—with a focus on making such transformations permanent and repeatable.

  • Brand-new Introduction written for the paperback edition
  • Filled with illustrative examples from Northrup Grumman, BHP-Billiton, Reebok, Harvard Business School, and many others
  • Two experts in the field show how to make major transformations happen

The book outlines a process for engaging all employees to buy-in to an improved vision of an organization's new and improved future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118043127
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/30/2011
Series: J-B Warren Bennis Series , #170
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 279,378
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Steve Zaffron is the CEO of the Vanto Group, a global consulting firm that designs and implements large-scale initiatives to elevate organizational performance. Zaffron has directed major corporate initiatives with more than three hundred organizations in twenty countries.

Dave Logan is on the faculty at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and is a former associate dean. He is also senior partner of CultureSync, a management consulting firm. Logan has written three books, including Tribal Leadership.

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Table of Contents

Editor’s Note, by Warren Bennis xiii

Foreword, by Michael C. Jensen xvii

Authors’ Note xxi

Introduction: The Power of Rewriting the Future xxv

Part I: The Three Laws in Action

1. Transforming an Impossible Situation 3

2. Where Is the Key to Performance? 31

3. Rewriting a Future That’s Already Written 65

Part II: Rewriting the Future of Leadership

4. With So Many Books on Leadership, Why Are There So Few Leaders? 93

5. The Self-Led Organization 117

Part III: Mastering the Game of Performance

6. Who or What Is Leading Your Life? 143

7. The Path to Mastery 169

8. Breaking the Performance Barrier 199

Epilogue to the Paperback Edition 206

Appendix: The Three Laws of Performance and the Leadership Corollaries 212

Notes 213

Acknowledgments 215

The Authors 219

Index 221

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