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The Advantage Audiobook

The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2012 Patrick Lencioni (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Greg Swartz Colorado Springs 08-23-16
    Greg Swartz Colorado Springs 08-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Simple"

    Fantastic book. Simple concepts that are overlooked by many. the author has a good way of conveying his message.

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    Christopher 08-18-16
    Christopher 08-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Best Organizational Leadership Book"
    Where does The Advantage rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is the best organizational leadership book I have read. I think there are better general leadership books, but as far as organizational specific books, this one takes the cake! I really enjoyed the amount of research lencioni put into this book. It felt like I was reading something from Jim Collins with the amount of research that was in this, but it was a great read.


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    Shopper 07-17-16
    Shopper 07-17-16
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    "I like it, but it's not the best book for the car."
    What did you love best about The Advantage?

    Lots of details, and in some way a summary of the author's other works. I don't feel as compelled to read "Death by Meeting" after hearing the summary from this book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Organizational health should be a goal for every organization - at least as much as other no-brainers like "shareholder value".


    Which character – as performed by Patrick Lencioni – was your favorite?

    There aren't really any characters in this book - why would you ask me a question like this?


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reactions - this is a business book, and although definitely a worthwhile listen, the author tends to use a number of lists over the course of the book. When you listen for 30 minutes in the car one day, and pick it up again the next day, it was hard to keep track of where things were.


    Any additional comments?

    I definitely feel compelled to apply some of the aspects of "organizational health" to my organizations.

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    Mike 07-05-16
    Mike 07-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A Must Read"

    In the top five business books hands down. This is a must read for anyone trying to understand and improve their organization.

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    Alissa Gorgen 06-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Simple, effective tools for organization health"

    I recommend this book to any organization that wants to achieve maximum effectiveness and employee satisfaction.

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    Felicity 06-05-16
    Felicity 06-05-16
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    "Practical knowledge for big results!"

    Loved this book because it clearly spelled out exactly what to do to have a healthier organization and higher performing team.

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    Ezra 05-06-16
    Ezra 05-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Insightful. Practical. Easy to understand."

    Principles are universal. Applies to the non profit group I am part of as well and for profits which is the target audience.

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    Robert 05-03-16
    Robert 05-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great applicable helpful informative!"

    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.

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    Rlaudel 04-17-16
    Rlaudel 04-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Transformational"

    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.

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    Zach Marlborough, MA United States 03-15-16
    Zach Marlborough, MA United States 03-15-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Fantastic book on building effective teams"

    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.

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