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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I recommend this book to any organization that wants to achieve maximum effectiveness and employee satisfaction.
I undestand that the book covered larger organizational structures however the content effectively helped me make changes in our small business right away to continue the process of improving our teams overall health.
Simply a "must read/must apply" book. This became required reading for my entire leadership team. We have been implementing these principles for over 9 months and the transformation with an already motivated leadership team is amazing. Things we thought we were doing well have been dramatically improved. Unhealthy habits/behaviors we didn't even realize we were doing have been brought into the light and dealt with one by one. The team is more focused, cohesive, energized, and productive than ever. The principles taught in The Advantage are exceptional.
Anyone working with anyone else on anything should read this book. Lencioni does a great job of laying out a practical approach to creating and sustaining an effective team.
I liked the topic and really am interested in learning how to be a better leader. There is some valuable organizational info in this book. However, the presentation was a little dry and made it hard to stay focused on the discussion.
I was able to see Patrick in person during the Kronos Works conference in November, 2015. He is a great speaker and very passionate about his work.
I like listening to audio books narrated by the author. There are inflections and reactions to the content that don't come across with other narrators.
Patrick's principles make sense. I wish more executives would read and apply it!
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