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The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business | [Patrick Lencioni]

The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business

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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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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    Optimize the Balance Plymouth, MN 05-13-12
    Optimize the Balance Plymouth, MN 05-13-12 Listener Since 2009
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    What did you love best about The Advantage?

    I have read all Patrick Lencioni's books twice, except for this one because it only came out in March. I plan to read it again within a year. I liked his book because it combined content from all his books. It is almost a how to lead and run a company. Though I wish it had a fable. By the time I got to the end of the book I wanted to read it again. So there was only initial disappointment that it did not have a fable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The message.


    What about Patrick Lencioni???s performance did you like?

    His passion.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    How leadership should be executed.


    Any additional comments?

    Wish it had a fable. Patrick's fables are fun and comprehendible.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Tonkin Castle Rock, CO United States 01-24-14
    Thomas Tonkin Castle Rock, CO United States 01-24-14 Member Since 2013

    Sincerity in Leadership. Sales Enablement and Performance. Speaker and Author. But what I realIy do is help people be the best they can be.

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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The first chapter was compelling and did bring some excellent points. That is all you need to hear. I'm not much for popular press books in business since they become a platform for opinion, and though Mr. Lencioni does have experience in this area of business, the examples utilized did not do much for me as to convince me of his thesis. Chapter one is a good HBR article, thats it.


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    Winston Winnipeg, MB, Canada 07-10-13
    Winston Winnipeg, MB, Canada 07-10-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Worth every minute"
    What did you love best about The Advantage?

    Very clear and concise on the message


    What did you like best about this story?

    Lots of life examples


    Have you listened to any of Patrick Lencioni’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first one


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really, it was all good


    Any additional comments?

    Every leader, manager, or executive should read or listen to this book and actually do what is suggested. It works!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    W. Tyson Ft. Walton Beach, FL 03-04-13
    W. Tyson Ft. Walton Beach, FL 03-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent book, well-read by the author himself"

    In my opinion Lencioni's model for a healthy organization is very good! The audible read is well done, and read by the author himself. Lencioni reads well. I had listened to some of his talks on youtube, so was especially glad to hear him read his own book. Lencioni states the premise of his book thusly: "The single greatest advantage any company can achieve is organizational health. Yet it is ignored by most leaders even though it is simple, free, and available to anyone who wants it." I am a pastor of a Presbyterian Church, and although there are significant differences in a church and business and what makes them healthy, nevertheless, the church functions as an organization in part, and much of what Lencioni says is as applicable to the church in that respect as to other organizations. Because the "leadership team" of churches -- especially smaller and middle-sized churches -- is scattered throughout the week, some of his comments about "meetings" are not feasible; but others are very significant. This book brings together the models presented in several business fables Lencioni has written, and I personally am very appreciative of both the fables and this compilation of his thought. I highly commend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    tom DERWOOD, MD, United States 01-08-13
    tom DERWOOD, MD, United States 01-08-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Best Business Book in decades"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a great common sense book that will help any business!


    What other book might you compare The Advantage to and why?


    Have you listened to any of Patrick Lencioni’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the best overall book - it is the result of many years of experience and study


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?


    Any additional comments?

    You will learn something from this book about working in and leading businesses

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Herb Lincoln, NE, United States 01-02-13
    Herb Lincoln, NE, United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Hits the nail on the head!"
    Where does The Advantage rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Patrick does an excellent job presenting his latest book. This book ranks among the best I have listened to.


    What other book might you compare The Advantage to and why?

    Surprisingly few people have written about organizational health in this manner. This is really helpful stuff. Books like Good to Great, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, and Start with WHY mesh well with the message presented in The Advantage.


    What about Patrick Lencioni’s performance did you like?

    It is even more impactful when the author presents the book himself.


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

    It caused me to be introspective.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. AURORA, CO, United States 08-21-12
    J. AURORA, CO, United States 08-21-12 Member Since 2009
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    Where does The Advantage rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I only wish I'd read this book years ago. I would have been a better and more effective team member.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the information and stories.


    What about Patrick Lencioni’s performance did you like?

    Good narration - didn't realize it was the author until now.


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

    Didn't laugh or cry but came away feeling I wouldn't like the discomfort of these exercises.


    Any additional comments?

    Good book - excellent analysis but I didn't always agree with his solution.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MJ Wivell 05-14-12
    MJ Wivell 05-14-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Health Over Smarts"
    What made the experience of listening to The Advantage the most enjoyable?

    Lencioni describes the competitive advantage that a healthy organization provides to taking your organization to the next level. And it's a lot more fun working in a healthy company!

    He then provides a framework to implement a healthy organization. Easy to follow and to implement.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M Crystal Lake, IL, United States 04-30-12
    M Crystal Lake, IL, United States 04-30-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Good book - bad choice for audio book"

    I really liked it - but the flaw in my plan is that I cannot highlight an audio book or make notes in the margins!!

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    Rob 04-24-12
    Rob 04-24-12 Listener Since 2010
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    If you could sum up The Advantage in three words, what would they be?

    A fan of Mr. Lencioni previous business fables, I enjoyed this book written in non-fictional direct how-to style.


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