argues that organizational health is the most important factor in determining success, sharing anecdotal examples that demonstrate the power of non-political, cohesive operations and consistent management.
Lencioni, an author, speaker, and consultant who works with CEOs and their executive teams, asserts the advantage organizations can have when management, operations, strategy, and culture work together to create a healthy organization and shows how leaders can create it by following a model that focuses on four disciplines: building a cohesive leadership team through trust, mastering conflict, achieving commitment, embracing accountability, and focusing on results; creating clarity by agreeing on the organization's core purpose, values, what it does, strategy for success, top priorities, and leadership roles; over-communicating clarity to employees repeatedly and clearly; and reinforcing clarity in every process, policy, and program. He uses examples and client stories to illustrate the ideas, which are based on his experiences and observations as a consultant. Jossey-Bass is an imprint of Wiley. Annotation Â©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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.