Summary of The Three Laws of Performance

Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life

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The Three Laws of Performance book summary
The power of speaking the unspoken: how communication can solve your organization’s problems and rewrite the future.


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Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan recognize that businesses and their leaders face radical shifts in the corporate climate and confront pressing organizational problems. But rather than wallow in negativity, they offer communication-based solutions called the “Three Laws of Performance” that they believe can transform companies and individual relationships. Zaffron and Logan explain how to energize and sustain your organization – and your personal life – by using candid language, fostering open discussion, confronting past wounds and voicing a positive future vision. Their ideas may not be revolutionary, but getAbstract finds them interesting, sensible and worthy of close examination.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the “Three Laws of Performance” can transform your organization;
  • Why people and organizations get stuck in the present; and
  • How to change the future by articulating a vision of innovation, unity and optimism.


Fundamental Change Is Necessary
Many executives suffer lagging sales, declining employee morale and problems ranging from productivity to performance. Often, they are not quite sure how to make things better, so they tweak the costs of products and services or reassign employees. But as...
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About the Authors

Steve Zaffron is CEO of Vanto Group, an organizational performance consultancy, and a board member of Landmark Education. Dave Logan, Ph.D., co-founder of the CultureSync consultancy, teaches at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He is the co-author of Tribal Leadership.

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    Mark Matthews 10 months ago
    An excellent summary of some critical factors underpinning high performance. Looking forward to reading the full book.

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