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The Living Organization: Transforming Business To Create Extraordinary Results

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The pressure on CEOs and other leaders to create results, while balancing an increasing diversity of opposing demands, is reaching oppressive levels. New leaders sense the breakdown of our existing business. The framework that was used to guide their efforts no longer produces the same results.

First and foremost, The Living Organization deepens our understanding of how any living organization creates the results it desires. Norman Wolfe draws on decades of experience both leading and consulting with organizations to unravel the mystery of creating results. Based on scientific, philosophical and spiritual truths, The Living Organization® model explores how three distinct yet highly interdependent fields of energy influence and determine what results will and will not be created.

Most organizations fail because they focus only on activities and reduce organizations to simple machines of production, machines whose sole purpose is to produce money. But machines are, by their very nature, soulless and everything this paradigm touches turns soulless and lifeless.

By contrast, The Living Organization brings life to an organization’s activity. It is energized by relationships, and brings meaning and purpose to activities. The Living Organization creates and is in harmony with its environment, growing and developing as it contributes to and enhances all members of its ecosystem.

“Like all living systems, organizations create by transforming energy. The magic of companies like Apple, Whole Foods, Harley Davidson, Nordstrom,” Wolfe writes, “lies in their ability to harness the three energy fields of manifestation whether done consciously or unconsciously.”

The Living Organization teaches leaders how to succeed by consciously using all of the energy fields to create results. This essential tool is for all leaders who want to successfully navigate the varied dynamics impacting their organizations.

The Living Organization presents the foundation of a new business model and provides a new, more detailed map to navigate the complex business world of this century. This evolutionary perspective is a fresh way to understand how organizations develop, grow and evolve. It will challenge the way you think and interact.

Deeply personal, brimming with compelling stories from real-life challenges, and packed with powerful insights, tools, and practices, The Living Organization is a potent resource for aspiring, emerging, and seasoned business leaders alike.

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