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How We Normally Solve Problems

How We Normally Solve Problems

We tend to solve problems by breaking them down, prioritizing the issues and tackling them one by one. Such piecemeal fixes only address the symptoms but not the underlying causes that perpetuate the problem. In fact, the solution for one problem often creates other problems. For example, to improve our financial performance, we cut budgets.

People start to feel frustrated and demoralized; productivity drops and performance worsens. The way to break free from this vicious cycle is to adopt a system-wide perspective and change the context in which your actions are being taken.


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The Three Laws Of Performance: Law 2

Our language shapes our perception.

How a situation occurs, arises in language. Most people don’t realize the profound impact of our language on our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Language is much more than our spoken/written words. It also includes our body langua...


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What You Resist Will Persist

Any change initiatives to address the problem backfires because the perception of the people stays the same.

The first step toward transformation is to acknowledge your reality illusion, i.e. realize that you’re not seeing things as they are, but simply as they appear to you.


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The Three Laws Of Performance: Law 3

Future-based language transforms how situations occur to people.

People who are unwilling to change their views will have a negative outlook on life, as they expect things to stay the same.

  • Descriptive language describes past events, issues, d...


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Altering Our Language

What’s “unsaid but communicated” tends to have a much bigger impact on our performance than our spoken words. Our unspoken assumptions, fears, doubts, hopes, expectations, regrets, etc. affect what we consider to be possible, important, relevant, or appropriate.

To change ...


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The Three Laws Of Performance: Law 1

Our perceptions shape our performance. How people perform correlates to how situations occur to them. Your actions will perfectly match the way you see a situation. The facts don’t matter as much as our subjective interpretation of those facts.

This law explains why pe...


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Fundamental Organizational Change

Many executives suffer from lagging sales, declining employee morale and other problems. These issues often arise because they don’t know how to fix them. They just try some things out, but those solutions only work for a while before another problem arises.

To truly change your c...


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When you put others first, you teach them that you come second.

How do companies –– in different countries and industries –– all achieve breakthrough performance when the odds are stacked against them? The answer: By applying The Three Laws of Performance and thereby re-writing their futures. Authors Steve Zaffrron and Dave Logan crack the code on rewriting the future for people and organizations, elevating performance to unprecedented levels.

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