ISBN-10:
0787954039
ISBN-13:
9780787954031
Pub. Date:
08/28/2000
Publisher:
Wiley
ISBN-10:
0787954039
ISBN-13:
9780787954031
Pub. Date:
08/28/2000
Publisher:
Wiley
The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable / Edition 1

The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable / Edition 1

by Patrick M. Lencioni Patrick M. Lencioni

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In this stunning follow-up to his best-selling book, The Five Temptations of a CEO, Patrick Lencioni offers up another leadership fable that's every bit as compelling and illuminating as its predecessor. This time, Lencioni's focus is on a leader's crucial role in building a healthy organization—an often overlooked but essential element of business life that is the linchpin of sustained success. Readers are treated to a story of corporate intrigue as the frustrated head of one consulting firm faces a leadership challenge so great that it threatens to topple his company, his career, and everything he holds true about leadership itself. In the story's telling, Lencioni helps his readers understand the disarming simplicity and power of creating organizational health, and reveals four key disciplines that they can follow to achieve it.


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ISBN-13: 9780787954031
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/28/2000
Series: J-B Lencioni Series , #12
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 102,606
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

PATRICK LENCIONI, author of The Five Temptations of a CEO, is also the president of The Table Group, a San Francisco Bay Area management consulting firm that specializes in organizational and executive development. In addition to his writing and consulting, Pat is a sought-after speaker on topics related to leadership and management. He lives with his wife Laura, and their twin boys, Matthew and Connor, in the Bay Area.

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Table of Contents

The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive ix

Introduction xi

THE FABLE

PART ONE: GREEN’S PAIN 1

The Rival 3

Reconnaissance 5

PART TWO: THE HISTORY 9

Two CEOs 11

Desperate Epiphany 14

Practice 17

The Gatekeeper 20

Asleep at the Gate 22

Misorientation 28

Hesitation 31

Confrontation 34

The Virus 38

Mending Fences 40

Off-Sites 43

Meadowood 46

The Day of Reckoning 56

360° Feedback 63

Unraveling 71

Cold Water 74

Moment of Truth 76

PART THREE: GREEN’S OPPORTUNITY 83

Reacquaintance 85

Contact 88

Discipline One 93

Discipline Two 100

Discipline Three 107

Discipline Four 113

The Realization 127

PART FOUR: THE RESOLUTION 129

The Decision 131

White Flag 133

Afterword 135

ORGANIZATIONAL HEALTH:THE MODEL 137

Putting the Disciplines into Practice:

A Summary and Self-Assessment 139

Acknowledgments 181

About the Author 183

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