The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life
February 2009, Jossey-Bass
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.
Foreword, by Michael C. Jensen.
Introduction: The Power of Rewriting the Future.
Part I: The Three Laws in Action.
1. Transforming an Impossible Situation.
2. Where Is the Key to Performance?
3. Rewriting a Future That’s Already Written.
Part II: Rewriting the Future of Leadership.
4. With So Many Books on Leadership, Why Are There So Few Leaders?
5. The Self-Led Organization.
Part III: Mastering the Game of Performance.
6. Who orWhat Is Leading Your Life?
7. The Path to Mastery.
8. Breaking the Performance Barrier.
Appendix: The Three Laws of Performance and the Leadership Corollaries.
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.
“I received an email a few weeks ago asking if I would be interested in reviewing the new book from Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan titled “the three laws of performance”. I jumped at the opportunity….free book right?
Well…I’d happily pay twice the list price for this
book and so should you….
The full title of the book is The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life and it is called a ‘Warren Bennis‘ book…if you like Bennis, you’ll like this book too.
The premise of the book is that there are three laws that will
always affect performance…just like the law of gravity will
always have an effect on you.
The three laws are:
How people perform correlates to how situations occur to
How a situation occurs arises in languages
Future based language transforms how situations occur to people
… This is a great book…I think it is one of the best books I’ve read in the last few years. Grab this book soon as you can and enjoy!” (EricBrown.com)
“Three Laws is about impossible transformations and how systemic change can remake your life or your organization.” (Life Insurance Selling)
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