I believe this book may be one of the most important written in many years. The ideas are much larger than we normally see in business books. They aren’t tips, tools, or steps, but are in fact laws that govern individual, group and organizational behavior. The [case studies are] illustrations of organizations bringing out the best in people and in communities. These aren’t just companies making a profit, but companies doing well in the world, by any measure. Leaders would be well served to think about these laws and find ways to apply their insights.

As we move into the heart of the 21st century, it’s time for business leaders to ask what impact they want their career, and their entire organization to make. The future that’s already written about organizations is not the most ideal. We can do better, must do better. In striving for what’s possible, not just for what’s likely, this book can be a resource for generations to come.

- Warren Bennis Founding Chairman, The Leadership Institute
University of Southern California

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 stumbling blocks to articulate visions that inspire.

- Ken Blanchard Co-author of The One Minute Manager© and Leading at a Higher Level

This book filled with insights, real-life encounters and experiences shows us how we may do the work of transformation. Steve and Dave have written an inspiring, practical book, applicable in the corporate, labour, political, and civil society sectors, that will assist all who seek to rewrite the future of our world.

- Archbishop Desmond Tutu Nobel Laureate
Former General Secretary, South African Council of Churches

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

The world needs this book; it is a gem. The ideas and stories presented are empowering tributes to leaders and organizations who create space for success.

- Paul Fireman Founder, Reebok International
Chairman, Fireman Capital Partners

Implementing their three “invariable laws” will help you and others perform beyond limits and with 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

Cracks the code wide open for breakthrough performance. Recounting of specific successes across diverse businesses makes claims undeniable. A must read for next generation managers and leaders.

- Bob Young Former Group President, Lockheed Corporation

When you implement solutions identified in a Six Sigma or Lean project, your ability to execute the solution is not dependent on the set of technical tools. It is [dependent on] people embracing the solution and acting on it. This book will help you understand and respect the importance of language as a powerful business improvement tool.

- Mike Carnell Co-author, Leaning Into Six Sigma, President and CEO, CS International, LP

This book is a perfect combination of fine storytelling and rock-solid ideas. It makes accessible a powerful way of thinking which has the capacity to transform businesses and their communities. I definitely recommend you read this book.

- Peter Block Best-Selling Author

If you can only read one book this year, this is the one. It has the code for the future of your organization. A must-read.

- Dr. Clotaire Rapaille Author of the bestseller, The Culture Code

This book, by Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan, is for people who are interested in leading a life of freedom and success — people who are willing to abandon the hum-drum and the mediocre, and go for a great life that can make a real difference.

- Sidney Rittenberg Founder, Rittenberg Associates
Consultant on business relations in China
Co-author: The Man Who Stayed Behind

For a person in a leadership position or someone aspiring to take a leadership position this is a worthwhile read. As a compendium of relevant experience it will be hard to beat.

- Sir Bob Reid Chairman, International Petroleum Exchange
Former Chairman and Chief Executive, Shell UK

When we realized that our company was operating in silos, we used applications from The Three Laws of Performance to have cross-functional teams create unprecedented business results.

- Chip Wilson Founder, lululemon athletica

This one-of-a-kind book includes instructions that boost performance in ways that are utterly unexpected and wholly reliable.

- Rosamund Zander Coauthor, The Art of Possibility

In this thoughtful book, Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan show how leadership can be more aware of fundamental laws that govern human behavior and organizational outcomes. Those who aspire for more productive, joyful ways to lead their organizations and lives will find it an invaluable read.

- Mark Zupan Dean, Simon School of Business, University of Rochester

The applications and processes in this book were implemented with most of the 15,000 employees within Telemar, Brazil’s largest telecommunications company. One year after we started, the company successfully entered a growing and profitable new market. In my view, without the ideas in this book, we never would have gotten there that fast.

- Marcio Roza Former CEO, Telemar Rio

Great performance is about people. The Three Laws of Performance gets to the heart of how leaders unlock the power of their employees, their organization, and themselves.

- Garry Ridge President and CEO, WD-40 Company

This book isn’t about ideas and theories; it is about the rugged hard work of writing a different future for you, your community, your company, or organization — a future that is inclusive, alive, possible, and sustainable. Showing us how to do this work couldn’t come at a more momentous time.

- Rev. Chris Ahrends Former chaplain to Archbishop Desmond Tutu
CEO, Four Consulting, South Africa

After applying what I read in this book, I was able to rewrite my future in business, sport, and relationships.

- Natalie Cook Olympic Gold Medalist

At the Anthony Robbins companies we have a huge commitment to people achieving total peak performance and optimum results in life. This book delineates the laws that allow people, companies, and organizations to create unprecedented results. The thinking is novel and nothing short of brilliant.

- Sam Georges CEO and president, Anthony Robbins Holdings

This book shows what organizations and individuals can do…. It gives hope to leaders at all levels.

- Jack Canfield Co-author of The Success Principles ™ and co-Author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series

The Three Laws of Performance gives access to being a person of integrity and an extraordinary leader. Using the ideas in this book you will see that there are no limits to what you can achieve.

- Prof. Richard V. De Mulder Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands

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