The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business

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Price
$29.00  $26.97
Publisher
Jossey-Bass
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Pages
240
Dimensions
6.3 X 9.1 X 0.9 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780470941522

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About the Author

Patrick M. Lencioni is founder and president of The Table Group, a management consulting firm specializing in organizational health and executive team development. As a consultant and keynote speaker, he has worked with thousands of senior executives in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 and mid-size companies to start-ups and nonprofits. Lencioni is the author of 11 best-selling books including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Ideal Team Player. To learn more about Patrick, and the products and services offered by his firm, The Table Group, please visit www.tablegroup.com.

Reviews

Consulting executive Lencioni (The Five Dysfunctions of a Team) has an answer for floundering businesses--aim for organizational health. In other words, businesses that are whole, consistent, and complete, with complementary management, operations, strategy, and culture. Today, the vast majority of organizations have more than enough intelligence, experience, and knowledge to be successful. Organizational health is neither sexy nor quantifiable, which is why more people don't take advantage. However, improved health will not only create a competitive advantage and better bottom line, it will boost morale. Lencioni covers four steps to health: build a cohesive leadership team, create clarity, overcommunicate clarity, and reinforce clarity. Through examples of his own experiences and others', he addresses the behaviors of a cohesive team, peer-to-peer accountability, office politics and bureaucracy and strategy, and how all organizations should strive to make people's lives better. This smart, pithy, and practical guide is a must-read for executives and other businesspeople who need to get their proverbial ducks back in a row. (Apr.) (Publishers Weekly, 1/16/12)