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The Living Organization: Transforming Business To Create Extraordinary Results

Authors BIO:

Throughout his professional career as a Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Director, and Advisor to CEOs, Norman Wolfe has successfully guided corporations through major transitions leading to substantial growth, market expansion and enhanced financial performance. Currently, he is the Chairman and CEO of Quantum Leaders, a leading edge consulting company guiding boards and CEOs to improve strategy execution.

Norman’s lifelong passion has been to understand how we, as individuals and organizations, create results and manifest our destiny. This passion is brought to life through his own Soulful Purpose™to transform organizations to support and enhance the dignity of the human spirit in the process of serving their community. The Living Organization® Trilogy is the part of that journey.

Book Synopsis:

The pressure on CEOs to create results is reaching oppressive levels. The time-tested economic system is no longer adequate to meet the challenges of a complex world. The Living Organization delivers a new model that transforms the best of what worked before and expands it to deliver new life and growth for organizations. The guiding principals and theories can direct the largest of corporations or the entrepreneurial startup in getting the results they want. Brimming with compelling stories from real-life challenges and packed with powerful insights, tools, and practices, this potent resource is for anyone interested in creating desired results.

Why did I write this book?

After spending over 40 years leading organizations and working with other leaders, I realized that the ability to create results was often blocked, or made more difficult because of the framework we held about how results manifest. Our view that achieving results by managing life like a great machine of production was preventing us from understanding and working with all the forces of manifestation. It was through my lifelong quest to understand how we, as individuals and organizations, create results and manifest our destiny that lead to the birth of The Living Organization® Trilogy.

Readers should buy this book….

The Living Organization is an evolutionary perspective, a fresh way to understand how organizations develop, grow and evolve. It will challenge the way you think and interact. Be an extraordinary leader: learn the art of leading a living organization, of guiding its growth to better serve customers and advance society.

Do you have a blog, what is the link, what do you talk about in your blog?’t-we-learn/

In my blogs, I discuss topics that effect executive teams such as board ethics, getting results, executing strategy, developing people, role of leaders, motivation.

Do you do speaking events? What are some common ones that you do on a regular basis? What do you talk about?

All of my speaking is about The Living Organization® and the various ways it applies to leadership and organization challenges. Some of the topics are:

The Living Organization®: The changing role of leadership

The Living Organization®: The role of the board in creating value

The Living Organization®: Strategy Execution 3.0

The Living Organization®: Developmental focused performance management

The Living Organization®: Alignment from Passion

The Living Organization®: The natural way to motivation

The Living Organization®: The natural path to pay for sustained performance

Do you do your own marketing or PR? What is a good marketing / PR strategy for a budding author?

Yes we do. I have found that an Amazon Launch campaign is a very important component for any author, new or existing. It seems Amazon is changing the rules of the game. I would make heavy and appropriate use of all social media sites in promoting the book. I would suggest that the book be placed in a pre-order status while the social media is building momentum.

I have also found that working with a traditional PR campaign, seeking radio interviews, book reviews, articles etc. is also very important. This should be done in addition to the social media efforts. The use of PR should be a foundation to building a speaking platform: this is where the author can share his/her passion for their subject.

Do you tweet, Facebook fan page, myspace friend or use any other social media to get the word out? (Please provide links)

What free online or offline tools do you use?

Hootsuite, Hummingbird, Tweetdeck, adobe Creative Suite, MS Word

How many people are currently working, including employees (freelancers or independent contractors for specific projects)?


What is the best advice you never got?

That I didn’t get any advice about what it was going to take. If I knew what it would take to publish a book, I may have felt it was too overwhelming. The energy of following my passion drove me ahead because my mind was never fully aware of what I was facing. This enabled me to overcome each obstacle one at a time.

What is the one thing that you did right?


What was the biggest transition you had to make (i.e. new skill set, habits, abilities, focus)?

To learn to trust my inner knowing and listen to its guidance rather than the voice of constant self-doubt. I also had to learn to let others help me while still maintaining and never compromising the high level of quality that I believe in.

What book(s) have you read that you would recommend to others?

For publishing I would suggest the books and website of Ron Pramschufer and join IBPA (they have a magazine that really helps one understand and navigate the book publishing world).

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