The Three Laws of Performance : Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life
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 editionFilled with illustrative examples from Northrup Grumman, BHP-Billiton, Reebok, Harvard Business School, and many othersTwo 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.
- Hardback | 256 pages
- 154 x 228 x 28mm | 498.95g
- 07 Jul 2011
- John Wiley and Sons Ltd
- John Wiley & Sons Ltd
- Chichester, United Kingdom
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--Dr. Clotaire Rapaille, author of the bestseller The Culture Code
"Cracks the code wide open for breakthrough performance. The recounting of specificsuccesses across diverse businesses makes their claims undeniable. A mustread for next-generation managers and leaders."
--Bob Young, former group president, Lockheed Corporation
"This book is a wonderful reminder that things we don't see determine what we do see, and therefore, what really gets done. The Three Laws of Performance hits the mark in providing both rich food for thought and techniques that can create profound results."
--David Allen, author, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity and Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life
"Implementing their three 'invariable laws' will help you and others perform beyond your limits, andwith integrity. The reasoning is sound, the language is clear, the illustrations are compelling. A delightful, informative read."
--Chris Argyris, James Bryant Conant Professor (Emeritus), Graduate Schools of Business Administration and of Education, Harvard University
"The Three Laws of Performance is mustreading for leaders who want to make a positive difference. Change doesn't happen in a vacuum; it happens when people see and hear a future they can get excited about. Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan show how true leaders sidestep negative stumbling blocks to articulate visions that heal and inspire."
--Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager and Leading at a Higher Level
About Steve Zaffron
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.
All of these results were possible because people applied The Three Laws of Performance and rewrote their futures. This book will show you how to do the same in your organization and your life.
Although most of us aren't aware of it, we have a future that's already been written. Our future is written by hopes, fears, dreams, expectations, and decisions made about life. In the same way, organizations have futures written by history, circumstances, culture, aspirations, successes, and failures. These already-written futures determine and shape the level of performance that's possible for individuals and organizations.
In The Three Laws of Performance, Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan crack the code on rewriting the future for people and organizations, elevating performance to unprecedented levels.
As Warren Bennis wrote in his editor's note: "I believe this book may be one of the most important written in many years. The ideas aren't tips, tools, or steps, but are in fact laws that govern individual, group, and organizational behavior. This book can be a resource for generations to come."
Table of contents
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.