The Regenerative Business
How to Redesign Work, Cultivate Human Potential, and Realize Extraordinary Outcomes
By Carol Sanford
Award-winning author, expert speaker and executive coach, Carol Sanford, borrows the concept of regeneration from biology and uniquely applies it to business strategy with an emphasis on: human potential, work systems,
resilience and growth.
Forewords by: Cheryl Y. Kiser, Babson College & Michiel Bakker, Google
Courageous leaders today are calling for a disruptive yet effective way of working: one that unlocks significant new levels of innovation, delivers enduring financial results, and creates exceptional customer loyalty while simultaneously building human capacity to contribute to on-going positive change. The good news is there is a proven, but infrequently taken, path.
Through a fundamentally contrasting paradigm, Carol Sanford shows leaders why today's so-called business "best practices" undermine success-and then, how to transform their business into something so flexible, so innovative, so developmental, it becomes virtually non-displaceable in the market.
The Regenerative Business is built by connecting every person in the business to the "essential core" of that business - its unique foundation for innovation and market power. This provides the fulcrum for an organizational culture that embraces the internal destabilization and discomfort that comes with responding creatively to the unfamiliar. The payoff for doing so is a motivated and innovative workforce that is prepared to take a business to the top of its industry - and stay there.
Carol's work focuses on what fundamentally fuels the organization: the capacity and capabilities of the people within it and the design of work to empower them. She defines these for readers and shows that when these are internally developed, you change who people are and what they are able to take on, which she calls "promises beyond able-ness." She shows through many cases drawn from her work that by implement this all-encompassing way of working, businesses are able to have a positive impact beyond the bottom line, to the broader marketplace and the communities in which they operate.
For four decades, Carol Sanford has worked with great leaders of Fortune 500 companies, such as Google, DuPont, Intel, P&G, and Seventh Generation, educating them on how to develop their people, create and systematically ensure a stream of innovation that continually delivers extraordinary results. Carol is often called a "human development visionary" who offers revolutionary new ideas.
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30 Nov 2017
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Nicholas Brealey Publishing
The Regenerative Business blends an educator's precision with a sage's wisdom to deliver a roadmap for higher performance, greater impact, and long-term value creation. This is the new essential skill-set for innovative business leaders to embrace and master. — William Rosenzweig, recipient of Oslo Business for Peace Award, CEO of The Republic of Tea
Carol Sanford uniquely understands how to develop more conscious, creative, innovative, and intentional human beings. Her work helped us discover that work can be deeply fulfilling in ways that feed your soul. — Jeffrey Hollender, Founder & CEO SustainNatural.com, Founding CEO Seventh Generation
This book is a passionate call to reimagine work that is rooted not only in Carol's many years of work with some of the most transformative companies of our time, but also in the latest research in psychology and productivity. — Rebecca M. Henderson, John and Natty McArthur University Professor, Harvard Business School
Just what the world needs to transform our fractured and fragmented workplace culture into a healthy, regenerative whole system. Read this book and you will see why I so strongly recommend it. — Mark Beam, Kauffman Foundation
Organizations only thrive when people thrive. Carol demonstrates through her brilliant approach how to apply the science of motivation in an organizational context. Why not design organizations where people thrive? Carol shows you how.
— Susan Fowler, author of Why Motivating People Doesn't Work... and What Does
The Regenerative Business offers important new methodologies for human development and work design, aligned with strategies that ensure business and society thrive together in an increasingly complex world. — Steve Lippman, Director of Corporate Citizenship, Microsoft, Inc.