The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business

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The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business

Format:  Hardcover,

216 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Mar 2012

ISBN-13: 9780470941522

ISBN-10: 0470941529

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There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, "New York Times" best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and more to do with how healthy they are. In this book, Lencioni brings together his vast experience and many of the themes cultivated in his other best-selling books and delivers a first: a cohesive and comprehensive exploration of the unique advantage organizational health provides.

Simply put, an organization is healthy when it is whole, consistent and complete, when its management, operations and culture are unified. Healthy organizations outperform their counterparts, are free of politics and confusion and provide an environment where star performers never want to leave. Lencioni's first non-fiction book provides leaders with a groundbreaking, approachable model for achieving organizational health--complete with stories, tips and anecdotes from his experiences consulting to some of the nation's leading organizations. In this age of informational ubiquity and nano-second change, it is no longer enough to build a competitive advantage based on intelligence alone. The Advantage provides a foundational construct for conducting business in a new way--one that maximizes human potential and aligns the organization around a common set of principles.

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Mar 2012
ISBN-13: 9780470941522
ISBN-10: 0470941529
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 216
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.5 x 9.25 x 1.0
Walmart No.: 9780470941522

Chapter outline

Introductionp. xv
The Case for Organizational Healthp. 1
The Four Disciplines Modelp. 15
Discipline 1: Build a Cohesive Leadership Teamp. 19
Discipline 2: Create Clarityp. 73
Discipline 3: Overcommunicate Clarityp. 141
Discipline 4: Reinforce Clarityp. 153
The Centrality of Great Meetingsp. 173
Seizing the Advantagep. 189
Checklist for Organizational Healthp. 195
More Resourcesp. 199
Notesp. 201
Acknowledgmentsp. 203
About the Authorp. 205
Indexp. 207

Book description

There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and more to do with how healthy they are. In this book, Lencioni brings together his vast experience and many of the themes cultivated in his other best-selling books and delivers a first: a cohesive and comprehensive exploration of the unique advantage organizational health provides.

Simply put, an organization is healthy when it is whole, consistent and complete, when its management, operations and culture are unified.  Healthy organizations outperform their counterparts, are free of politics and confusion and provide an environment where star performers never want to leave.

Lencioni’s first non-fiction book provides leaders with a groundbreaking, approachable model for achieving organizational health—complete with stories, tips and anecdotes from his experiences consulting to some of the nation’s leading organizations. In this age of informational ubiquity and nano-second change, it is no longer enough to build a competitive advantage based on intelligence alone. The Advantage provides a foundational construct for conducting business in a new way—one that maximizes human potential and aligns the organization around a common set of principles.

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