Author(s): Steve Zaffron
When a hurricane warning is announced, everyone's concerns and actions become focused on that expectation; the hurricane essentially becomes the future which people are 'living into'. Similarly, when an organization needs to transform or make the leap to a higher level, everyone involved should be 'living into' the vision of the organization's new, improved future. But in the majority of organizations, the future people are living into is based on past performance and experience, and so major transformation is almost impossible.Steve Zaffron is, CEO of Vanto Group which has helped hundreds of companies envision and effectively implement major change and performance improvement. Zaffron and Dave Logan outline this proven system for rallying all of an organization's employees around a new vision, and more importantly, making it stick. Their focus is on making such transformations permanent and repeatable, providing practical examples from Vanto Group's clients such as Apple, Lockheed Martin, Reebok, BHP-Billiton, Johnson & Johnson, Morgan Stanley, and many others.
"The Three Laws of Performance provides a list of rules (and stories explaining how they work in practice) that promise to help individuals in leadership roles facilitate the group coherence and cohesion that are necessary to bring about transcendent performance. The book is based on a wealth of experience from decades of applying the ideas it explains. If you're interested in this kind of theory, the book is worth a read." (BrokenSymmetry.typepad.com) "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 them 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)
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.
Editor's Note, byWarren Bennis. Foreword, by Michael C. Jensen. Authors' Note. 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. Notes. Acknowledgments. The Authors. Index.