- Release Date: 2015-11-30
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The Advantage Instaread Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni is a practical guide to organizational health. Organizational health is a characteristic of many successful businesses and organizations. Leaders can adopt organizational health strategies to transform their own operations and company culture in order to see the same successes that many other healthy organizations do. Through analysis, case studies, and applicable step-by-step explanations, executives and leadership teams can uncover where their own organizational health is lacking and how to improve upon it…
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By 12 times failed
The challenge here, as I see it, is that this might appear to many owners of small businesses as a super-sized sales brochure for the author's services. I have a strong consistent track record in business -- I have tried 12 times,, and failed 12 times. But then, I am not really a "people person" in the sense of wanting to wallow in the challenge of frequent meetings and being "motivated" by carefully crafted and well implemented structured programs. My preferences would be 5 minute informational meetings -- even daily -- followed by being left alone to get my work done. But then, I also do not hang around the water cooler and chat with other employees. So my three stars was not a complaint about the book, it's author, or the ideas in it. Rather is was a simple statement that this is nor for everyone!
Comprensive is good
By Rich Long47
Patrick Lencioni is a business consultant who specializes in helping companies increase their organizational health. In his book, The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business he offers a guide to the key components of organizational health, and some commonsense routes to achieve it.Instaread’s The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else by Patrick Lencioni/Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review is an excellent and comprehensive summary of Lencioni’s work, which in itself offers solid advice for anyone interested in more organizational productivity. It is a must for any busy reader who wants to get the gist of a book before buying.
By Topics are everything.
This is by far the best format for delivering business literature I have found yet. I am an avid fan of audible, and it has been my medium for consuming the constant barrage of business literature. However, as most will agree, there aren't many new ideas on business topics, and the majority of new books hitting the market are a regurgitation of old ideas, dressed up a little differently (i.e. marketing genius :), but lengthy). Unfortunately, time is a valuable commodity, and it has become my frustration to try and remain current with the new business literature, but having to invest countless hours to do so.
This review was incredible! When I first investigated reading "The Advantage" by Patrick Lencioni, I thought it was about principles implemented by health organizations (like hospitals) and how they succeed above others. But this review by Instaread clarified that organizational health is the maturity and strength of companies and organizations. Lencioni argues that many companies focus on principles of business to try and succeed, such as finance, strategy, marketing, and technology. But really, what companies should focus on is the health of their organization. How united are their employees? Is their communication clear and concise? What motivates their organization to succeed? When properly applied, a healthy organization succeeds because of their united strength, not because of their mastery of business practices.
Organizations need to be two things to succeed: be smart and be healthy. The vast majority of books and consultants focus on how to be smart. But Lencioni's experience is that organizations rarely fail because the people weren't smart or hadn't chosen a strategy. In fact, many people blame failure on "dumb" decisions that when examined reveal themselves to be failures of trust or clarity.
He asks, what advantage does a healthy organization have over an unhealthy one? And this book (which is not a fable like his other books) walks through the key decisions and traits needed to be healthy--to have your own advantage.
It's well written and crucial. A must read for a leader in any field.
By Rusty M.459
Very easy reading, very easy concepts. But then love is an easy concept, but hard to get right. Creating a healthy workplace is hard work with simple, even common sense steps to take to get there. I'm sure many readers will react with a "duh" followed by "oh wait, I don't really do that. I totally neglected that. While this is a book about leadership I couldn't help but read it as someone who left a job because of a lack of leadership. It helped me shape a new story for my experience at the U. I kept hitting my head into walls for two reasons. One was that my core value of enhancing the student experience came up against the institution's core value of faculty independence and government. When it came to student (or even university) interests against a single faculty's, the faculty would almost always win.
Fun to read for all ages!
This easy-to-read leadership handbook is Patrick Lencioni's follow up effort to his earlier and very effectively presented business fables. The subtitle - why organizational health trumps everything else in business - is a theme that resonates with me, and would with any manager who knows what attempting to lead in a dysfunctional organizational feels like. Nothing gets done until you fix the core issues.
It's fun to read.
The seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre or unsuccessful ones has little, if anything, to do with what they know or how smart they are; it has everything to do with how healthy they are. An organization that is healthy will inevitably get smarter over time. That's because people in a healthy organization, beginning with the leaders, learn from one another, identify critical issues, and recover quickly from mistakes.
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