The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business
March 2012, Jossey-Bass
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.
The Case for Organizational Health 1
The Four Disciplines Model 15
Discipline 1: Build a Cohesive Leadership Team 19
Discipline 2: Create Clarity 73
Discipline 3: Overcommunicate Clarity 141
Discipline 4: Reinforce Clarity 153
The Centrality of Great Meetings 173
Seizing the Advantage 189
Checklist for Organizational Health 195
More Resources 199
About the Author 205
He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and four boys.