Steve Zaffron is the CEO of the Vanto Group, a global consulting firm that designs and implements large-scale initiatives to elevate organizational performance. Zaffron has directed major corporate initiatives with more than three hundred organizations in twenty countries. Steve sits down with Bryan for a wide-ranging discussion about the meaning of life, Black Box Theory, Steve’s involvement with the Barbados think tank, and his experience writing the national bestseller, The Three Laws of Performance.
00:00:46 – What is life about?
00:04:51 – Is there a distinction between nothingness and emptiness?00:09:34 – What do you tell other people about yourself?
00:12:06 – The three laws of performance.
00:14:29 – Platinum mine in conflict and the think tank.
00:25:30 – How the book has changed lives.
00:36:31 – Being a leader does not require authority.
00:43:51 – Learning golf from a book.
00:48:57 – Black Box Thinking
00:54:30 – On being a musician.
01:04:19 – Learning from his parents.
01:07:16 – Working with a co-writer.
01:25:48 – Working really hard will make up for shortcomings.
01:30:15 – Customizing methodology.
LINKS – (In order of appearance)
La Nausée by Jean-Paul Sartre
The Three Laws of Performance by Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan
Michael C. Jensen
The Barbados Group
Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Brand
Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed and Simon Slater
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler, Jamie Wheal, and Fred Sanders