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    The author calls it "organizational health." I prefer to think of it as an authentic organization. Health gives the impression that it's a matter of following a regiment of good habits. Whereas authentic implies that it has to come from within the individuals. The book applies to leaders of an organization, not so much to workers. If you're not a manager, you would not even get to practice the first discipline of building a cohesive team (build trust, work through conflicts, commit to decisions, be accountable, and focus on results). The other three disciplines really need to come the top leadership of the organization - create clarity in purpose and direction of the organization, over communicate that message, and reinforce that message.

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    The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business

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    This is the promise of The Advantage, Patrick Lencioni’s bold manifesto about the most unexploited opportunity in modern business. In his immensely readable and accessible style, Lencioni makes the case that there is no better way to achieve profound improvement in an organization than by attacking the root causes of dysfunction, politics, and confusion.

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  • Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't

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    What did you love best about Leaders Eat Last?

    I liked the link between behavior and physiology of the brain. The perspective of what motivates us and our behavior was fascinating


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    I find Mr. Acuff's stories and examples rather compelling. This is all good advice, laid out in an easy-to-digest format. (I also liked the fact that he did not shove his Christianity down the reader's throat like his boss Dave Ramsey does.) I liked it so much I listened to it twice in a row.

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    There are only two paths in life: average and awesome. The average path is easy because all you have to do is nothing. The awesome path is more challenging, because things like fear only bother you when you do work that matters. The good news is Start gives listeners practical, actionable insights to be more awesome, more often.

    Peter says: "START made me STOP listening fast"

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    A large number of managers - especially in these difficult times - feel completely overwhelmed. Their inboxes are overflowing, they constantly struggle to finish their to-do lists and they stay at work longer than they would like to, leaving little time for the things that really matter. Luckily there is a way for managers to enjoy work and build a successful and fulfilling career without stress or long hours.

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  • Four Paths to Business Model Innovation (Harvard Business Review) (






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