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Barbados Group

The Barbados Group, an international group of scholars, consultants and practitioners brought together by Werner Erhard, is committed to creating a new paradigm of performance.  The working name for this new paradigm is “The Ontological Foundations of Performance.”  This new paradigm is based on the fundamental proposition that the performance of an individual, group or organization is a correlate of the way the world in which, and on which, that entity is performing "occurs" for that entity. This new paradigm also offers access to this "occurring" through a specific use of a distinct aspect of language.

The foundations of the new paradigm utilize the perspectives provided by the disciplines of neuroscience, complex adaptive systems science, rhetoric, and philosophy. The new paradigm reveals the importance of the correlative, linguistic, and ontological elements of action.

 

The Barbados Group includes thinkers and experts in leadership and organizational performance:

SIR CHRISTOPHER BALL
Patron, Talent Foundation

PETER BLOCK
Partner, Designed Learning Inc.

ALLAN L. COHEN
Founder and Principal, Allan L. Cohen Consulting

JOSEPH J. DIMAGGIO
Research, Design and Development Director, Landmark LLC

WERNER ERHARD
Creator of Transformational Models and Founder of the est Training

BRUCE GREGORY
Senior Science Educator, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

MICHAEL C. JENSEN
Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, Harvard Business School, Chairman, Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc.

OLGA LOFFREDI
Vice-President of International Affairs and Managing Director, Latin America, Vanto Group, Inc.

DAVID C. LOGAN
Best selling author, lecturer, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business, Senior Partner, CultureSync

ROBERT H. ROSEN
Chairman, CEO, Healthy Companies International

HARRY ROSENBERG
CEO, Landmark Worldwide, LLC

ALLAN L. SCHERR
Founder, ALS Consulting

STEVE ZAFFRON
Best selling author, CEO, Vanto Group

MICHAEL E. ZIMMERMAN
Director, Center for Humanities and the Arts, Professor of Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder, Co-leader, Integral Ecology Domain, Integral Institute

MARK A. ZUPAN
Dean, Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester

 

The Barbados Group has a commitment to communicate and further the ideas of this new paradigm in the world. The first publication in book form to come out of the Barbados Group’s exploration and the tenets of “The Ontological Foundations of Performance” is Three Laws of Performance, the 2009 best selling book by Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan

Michael C. Jensen writes in the foreword to Three Laws of Performance, "I must recognize members of the Barbados Group; in particular Werner Erhard, for being the catalyst that brought these extraordinary thinkers together and for his superb leadership of the group's discussions.  I am deeply grateful for the contribution these conversations have made to me personally and to this book." Michael C. Jensen, page xviii (foreword)

 

Videos:

Warren Bennis on The Three Laws of Performance

Steve Zaffron, Dave Logan and Warren Bennis on The Three Laws of Performance

Applying the Three Laws of Performance — The Key to Breakthrough Implementation

Rewriting Your Future, by Dave Logan

Michael C. Jensen delivering the Commencement Address at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, on Integrity, Authenticity and Being Committed To Something Bigger than Yourself.

 

Links:

A New Paradigm of Individual, Group and Organizational Performance

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge: A New Paradigm of Individual, Group and Organizational Performance

How Language Shapes the World: A New Model Providing Actionable Access to the Source of Performance

Barbados Group for Development of a New Paradigm for Performance Research Paper Series - SSRN

Three Laws of Performance

Book Review of Three Laws of Performance

The Three Laws of Performance in Manufacturing - Industry Week

SSRN's Barbados Group - Blog by PrawfsBlog

Beyond Coordination and Control is ... Transformation - EconomicPrinciples.com

Discussion of Three Laws of Performance on Facebook

Werner Erhard talk at JFK School of Government, Harvard University

Michael Jensen wins 2009 Morgan Stanley-American Finance Association Award for Excellence

Michael C. Jensen Acknowledged by Morgan Stanley

Michael C. Jensen Awarded Honoris Causa Professor at HEC

Michael C. Jensen Honoris Causa Professor Lecture on Integrity at HEC

Michael C. Jensen University of Toronto Commencement Address, June 15, 2005: Leadership

Harvard Business Review: How to Fix Misunderstandings at Work and in Life, by Dan Pallotta

Three Laws of Performance - Investors Business Daily

Three Laws of Performance Discussion Guide

 

 

 

 
 
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