Interestingly, only a handful of people actually knew what was on that sheet, and so it remained something of a mystery. Which was okay with Rich, because no one really needed to understand it, other than him. He certainly never suspected that it would become the blueprint of an employee's plan to destroy the firm.
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.
Listeners are treated to a story of corporate intrigue as Rich O'Connor, fictional CEO of technology consulting company Telegraph Partners, faces a leadership challenge so great that it threatens to topple his company, his career and everything he holds true about what makes a leader.
In the story's telling, Lencioni deftly helps his readers understand the disarming simplicity and power of creating a healthy organization, and reveals four key disciplines that they can follow to achieve it.
Once again, Lencioni delivers an utterly gripping tale with a powerful and memorable message for all who strive to be extraordinary leaders.
The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive is also available in print from Wiley.
Executive Producer: Jacob Bronstein
©2002 Patrick Lencioni
(P)2002 Random House Inc.
"This is a compelling story with a significant message for executives. The lessons here are substantial, and the style of writing is succinct, thorough, and very entertaining." (David S. Pottruck, president and co-CEO, The Charles Schwab Corporation)
"Since implementing these ideas within our company, I've seen morale and productivity increase dramatically. Lencioni encourages us as managers to deal with human issues that are not quickly quantifiable in a spreadsheet or a quarterly report." (Glenn Kiser, vice president and general manager, Skywalker Sound, Lucas Digital LTD.LLC)
Informative and thought provoking. Looking forward to reading more of Patrick Lecioni's books. I have read 3 so far. Next up" temptations of the CEO"
Yes, I have started to use some of what I learned and I am sure that I would find more to use if read again.
No, you need to have time to think about the concepts in between sittings.
This is a great introduction for a book called Traction. I was very engaged. I would highly recommend getting this book.
Lencioni understands what makes people tick, so he tells good tales about what makes companies work.
This book didn't seem to have as much octane- convey as much as clearly as the other two books I really liked- dysfunctions of a team, and Death by Meeting- that I make All my staff and interns read. IT was good, but I would have liked thicker.
Through a very good narration, Lencioni does a good job of reminding many of us the most important aspects in a leadership role. Expect to find no rocket science nor deeply researched findings. Just thoroughly proven management ideas within sound leadership.
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