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The Three Laws of Performance Audiobook

The Three Laws of Performance: : Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life

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Publisher's Summary

How did companies, both large and small, in different countries and industries, all achieve breakthrough performances when the odds were stacked against them? How did an engineer turned CEO transform his New Zealand steelmaking company around in one year and become a leader in the industry? How did a 600-person team, within the largest petroleum company in Brazil, overcome skepticism and dysfunctional dynamics to achieve the biggest process integration success in history? How did a major Japanese housing manufacturer thrive despite the worst economy in a generation? How did a South African platinum mine improve its safety performance by 57 percent in one year? All of these results were possible because people applied The Three Laws of Performance and rewrote their futures.

This audiobook 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. Authors Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan crack the code on rewriting the future for people and organizations, elevating performance to unprecedented levels.

©2009 Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan; (P)2009 Gildan Media Corp

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    George T. Mumford 07-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Performance Enhancing"

    I love the book and use the principles in work, love, and play.
    I highly recommend it to any and folks interested in performance on all levels.

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    kirschi 07-17-16
    kirschi 07-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good consolidation of great books"

    This is a good, concise, and highly listenable consolidation of great books such as The Seven Habits, The Four Agreements, etc.
    For newbies to these worlds this book is great - Five Stars.
    For others it's a good rehearsal for these materials.

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    Bryan 06-17-16
    Bryan 06-17-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Self-help disguised as ..."
    Would you try another book from Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan and/or Walter Dixon?

    No.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The performance was pretty good. Tough when you're given this type of material though.


    Any additional comments?

    I always have a hard time when someone touts the "3 Laws" or "10 behaviors", etc. that will lead to everlasting success. As if everything can be boiled down to a simple formula free of nuance. A previous review stated that they can't tell you what the three laws are. Honestly, I can't either! I made it through a quarter of this book and couldn't get myself to finish it and you'd think I could tell you what the first law is ... but I can't!I knew this would be a slog when the authors preface stated that the book is based on experiences, not studies. To give you some perspective, I tend to prefer books with relevant stories backed by data (think Dan Pink or Malcom Gladwell). This book has mediocre stories backed by no data.The advice is so cluttered with buzzwords and nonsense that it's almost unreadable (or listenable). If you like self-help books or Dr. Phil then you will probably love this book (not joking). Some people really eat this stuff up. It's just not for me.

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    Sandip 03-17-16
    Sandip 03-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "New way of being"

    Excellent, provides and access to new ways of doing, I wish there were more examples of distinctions mentioned in chapters 6,7.

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    Julian Wright 02-22-16 Member Since 2013
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    "This is a must read!"

    loved it and must reread as often as I can. if you own a business then you must read this and apply it's principles

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    Eli goodman 07-28-15
    Eli goodman 07-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good read. I liked it a lot."

    Very good book. I recommended it to my boss. It's inspiring and works to shift your occurring of life so you can be powerful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Neo Couple 07-22-15
    Neo Couple 07-22-15
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    "Meh, Wordy, Overthought - a few Good Thoughts"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Made it more readable. Very Herky-Jerky both with it's timeline and thought process. It would have been nice, for example, if they had clearly stated the 3 laws; they NEVER did, not once. I was always loosely described in a sentence and differently each time.


    Would you recommend The Three Laws of Performance to your friends? Why or why not?

    Maybe, if I thought they weren't in touch with reality.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Loosened up. Very rigid, sounds like he's reading it for the first time. I have this problem with a lot of Audible Narrators. You wouldn't think it'd be that hard to get someone to just read a book nice and evenly.


    Could you see The Three Laws of Performance being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Dear god, no, unless they were trying to anesthetize the audience.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Walker-Kim 02-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent"

    Worth reading again and again. I recommend it to all. We are making this our blueprint for change at our company.

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    GMJ 08-19-14
    GMJ 08-19-14
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    "Narrater is horrible... slow and monotone."
    Any additional comments?

    The narrator puts you to sleep. Maybe a different narrator and I'll try to listen to the book again.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    James 04-25-14
    James 04-25-14 Member Since 2017

    Say something about yourself!

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    "I found nothing interesting"

    same old same old, nothing spectacular about the book, very disappointed by the book

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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