Summary of The Advantage

Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business

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The Advantage book summary
Straightforward framework for improving organizational health – the most important element of success


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Management consultant and author Patrick Lencioni, known for his popular business fables, steps into straight exposition to explain how to handle complex business problems by building organizational health and relying on common-sense solutions. Yet few organizations practice what Lencioni preaches. Companies generally focus on traditional business areas rather than digging into the nitty-gritty of developing what Lencioni calls a “healthy organization.” He offers a step-by-step prescription – based on familiar nostrums – for improving corporate health. getAbstract recommends his casual, basic and accessible advice to new business leaders who want to build an effective organizational framework.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why organizational health matters more than “strategy, marketing, finance and technology”;
  • Why healthy companies prioritize “cohesive leadership,” clarity and a “core purpose;” and
  • How to build trust, commitment, accountability and alignment by asking six crucial questions and heeding the answers.


Is Your Organization Healthy?
Most executives are in their comfort zone working on business fundamentals like “strategy, marketing, finance and technology.” Yet all these areas will suffer if an organization is unhealthy. Healthy businesses operate with “minimal politics and confusion,” ...
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About the Author

Patrick Lencioni, best-selling author of Death by Meeting, Getting Naked and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive, is president of The Table Group consultancy.

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    Paul Ransbury 4 months ago
    This is a great book! I found it to be an alternative, yet complimentary, approach to implementing one Jim Collins greatest books (yet not week know) titled Beyond Entrepreneurship.
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    Marc Louis Ron Huppertz 2 years ago
    This book I can advice. It guides you through some basics for a healthy working environment
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    Leslie Mizerak 5 years ago
    His best book yet!
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    ERICK GALINDO 5 years ago
    just like i like it.

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