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The Regenerative Business: Redesign Work, Cultivate Human Potential, Achieve Extraordinary Outcomes

October 12, 2017


Carol Sanford borrows the concept of regeneration from biology and uniquely applies it to business strategy.

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.

What if leaders stripped away all preconceptions about how business operates, allowing the organization to go back to its core and build itself back up to become something new—something so responsive, so innovative and resilient, it becomes virtually non-displaceable in the market? The Regenerative Business sets the stage for what is now only dreamt of by most of today's forward-thinking leaders and paves the path to make it possible. 

The book features real stories from companies leading innovation and transformation across the globe, including Google, Colgate Europe, Seventh Generation, Nike, and more.

Readers will find a logical, comprehensive approach that factors in the complexities of the modern organization, with concepts surrounding the 21st century workplace:

  • Going Beyond Training to Develop People
  • Building Innovation into Work
  • Eliminating Toxic Business Practices
  • Designing a Developmental Organization

William Rosenzweig, co-author of The Republic of Tea; How an Idea Becomes a Business, winner of the Oslo Business for Peace Award, and professor at UC Berkeley's Hass Business School, where he developed the country’s first MBA courses in Social Entrepreneurship and Social Venture Development, says of the book: “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 for Microsoft, Inc., says 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.”



Carol Sanford, a consistently recognized thought leader, works side by side with Fortune 500 and new economy executives in designing and leading systemic business change and design. Through her university and in-house educational offerings, global speaking platforms, multi-award winning books, and human development work, Carol works with executive leaders who see the possibility to change the nature of work through developing people and creating work systems that ignite them. For four decades, Carol has worked with great leaders of successful businesses such as Google, DuPont, Intel, P&G, and Seventh Generation, educating them to innovate and grow their businesses by growing people. Her work is routinely called groundbreaking, game changing, original, bold and inspiring. Carol is currently Executive in Residence and Senior Fellow in Social Innovation at Babson College. Visit her at

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