The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business [NOOK Book]

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Praise for The Advantage

"The Advantage has more common sense in its 200 pages than I have ever found in a business book. A must-read."
Colleen Barrett, president emeritus, Southwest Airlines Co.; coauthor, Lead with LUV

"Here is the next business classic. Even the best leaders will read this and wonder, 'Why aren't we already doing this?'"
Enrique Salem, president and CEO, Symantec

"We are doing what most ...

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The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business

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Overview

Praise for The Advantage

"The Advantage has more common sense in its 200 pages than I have ever found in a business book. A must-read."
Colleen Barrett, president emeritus, Southwest Airlines Co.; coauthor, Lead with LUV

"Here is the next business classic. Even the best leaders will read this and wonder, 'Why aren't we already doing this?'"
Enrique Salem, president and CEO, Symantec

"We are doing what most said could not be done in a down economy—start and exponentially grow a business. Using Lencioni's model for organizational health is an everyday choice and a way of life for our company."
Liz Townsend, COO, My Fit Foods

"For more than a decade I've been using Lencioni's approach to run the departments I lead, and it has never failed me."
Rick Friedel, vice president, AT&T Service Management

"Our teams and leaders have really embraced Lencioni's methodology. We've put these ideas into practice and we're experiencing the results that prove it works."
David Gordon, COO, The Cheesecake Factory

"In The Advantage, Lencioni cuts through the corporate 'bull' that creates a culture of stonewalling and feet-dragging, and shows leaders at every level how to build up a culture of productivity and communication."
Dave Ramsey, New York Times best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118266106
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/14/2012
  • Series: J-B Lencioni Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 40,842
  • File size: 1,013 KB

Meet the Author

Patrick M. Lencioni is founder and president of The Table Group, a management consulting firm specializing in organizational health and executive team development. As a consultant and keynote speaker, he has worked with thousands of senior executives in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 and mid-size companies to start-ups and nonprofits. Lencioni is the author of nine business books with over three million copies sold worldwide.
He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and four boys.
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Table of Contents

Introduction xv

The Case for Organizational Health 1

The Four Disciplines Model 15

Discipline 1: Build a Cohesive Leadership Team 19

Discipline 2: Create Clarity 73

Discipline 3: Overcommunicate Clarity 141

Discipline 4: Reinforce Clarity 153

The Centrality of Great Meetings 173

Seizing the Advantage 189

Checklist for Organizational Health 195

More Resources 199

Notes 201

Acknowledgments 203

About the Author 205

Index 207

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    Great Read

    A great book to help understand the second missing piece to a successful organization.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 17, 2013

    Not your typical Patrick Lencioni

    Unlike his business fables, this book is filled with examples of gaining the business advantage based on the author's consulting firm. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    A Must Read for Organizational Leaders

    "The Advantage" by Patrick Lencioni is a must read for visionary organizational leaders who must create "healthy" organizations in order to be sustainable into the future.

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  • Posted August 19, 2012

    Huge disappointment. He really says nothing new in this book.

    Huge disappointment. He really says nothing new in this book. I am
    disappointed because his previous books were so well done, and I
    recommend all of the others

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  • Posted July 10, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Management consultant and author Patrick Lencioni, known for his

    Management consultant and author Patrick Lencioni, known for his popular business fables, steps into straight exposition to explain how to handle complex business problems by building organizational health and relying on common-sense solutions. Yet few organizations practice what Lencioni preaches. Companies generally focus on traditional business areas rather than digging into the nitty-gritty of developing what Lencioni calls a “healthy organization.” He offers a step-by-step prescription – based on familiar nostrums – for improving corporate health. getAbstract recommends his casual, basic and accessible advice to new business leaders who want to build an effective organizational framework.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2012

    Highly recommend.

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