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.
While too many leaders are still limiting their search for advantage to conventional and largely exhausted areas like marketing, strategy, and technology, Lencioni demonstrates that there is an untapped gold mine sitting right beneath them. Instead of trying to become smarter, he asserts that leaders and organizations need to shift their focus to becoming healthier, allowing them to tap into the more-than-sufficient intelligence and expertise they already have.
The author of numerous best-selling business fables including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and Death by Meeting, Lencioni here draws upon his 20 years of writing, field research, and executive consulting to some of the world’s leading organizations. He combines real-world stories and anecdotes with practical, actionable advice to create a work that is at once a great read and an invaluable, hands-on tool. The result is, without a doubt, Lencioni’s most comprehensive, significant, and essential work to date.
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The thought of reading a business book had always seemed a bit painful. However this books approach was interesting and relevant. I highly recommend it
Great book. gives simple strategies that can be immediately implemented by any organization and/or team. A must read for all coaches, managers and leaders!
Love it because of clear principals, how to build and maintain healthy relationship, and health of the company and withing the company, and why is it so important.
great book, very helpful in thinking about the team dynamic. I wish the audible chapters were in sync with book chapters. it would make cross referencing and note taking easier.
this book has no story, and no real concise thesis. it is mainly just a summary of the concepts in his other books. good if you are looking to cram Patrick's ideas, bad if you are expecting an engaging story like many of his other books.
I am a Patrick Lencioni fan, and this book has some great content, but the lack of story and review of content I am already familiar with from his other books was not what I expected.
This book compiles the principals that Patrick Lencioni delivered to us in all of his fable books...all the wisdom, laid out end-to-end. I have worked in very few organizations where the leadership bothered to think about and distill the company's identity and purpose, and then communicate those, and live those.
I would like to work in a company that is organizationally healthy.
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