The Advantage : Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business
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.
- Hardback | 240 pages
- 161 x 225 x 22mm | 460g
- 10 Apr 2012
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- New York, United States
- 1st Ed.
Other books in this series
18 Apr 2002
03 Mar 2006
21 Jul 2008
24 Aug 2000
This is the promise of The Advantage, Patrick Lencioni's bold manifesto about the most unexploited opportunity in modern business. In his immensely readable and accessible style, Lencioni makes the case that there is no better way to achieve profound improvement in an organization than by attacking the root causes of dysfunction, politics, and confusion.
While too many leaders are still limiting their search for advantage to conventional and largely exhausted areas like marketing, strategy, and technology, Lencioni demonstrates that there is an untapped gold mine sitting right beneath them. Instead of trying to become smarter, he asserts that leaders and organizations need to shift their focus to becoming healthier, allowing them to tap into the more-than-sufficient intelligence and expertise they already have.
The author of numerous best-selling business fables including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and Death by Meeting, Lencioni here draws upon his twenty years of writing, field research, and executive consulting to some of the world's leading organizations. He combines real-world stories and anecdotes with practical, actionable advice to create a work that is at once a great read and an invaluable, hands-on tool. The result is, without a doubt, Lencioni's most comprehensive, significant, and essential work to date.
Back cover copy
"The Advantage has more common sense in its 200 pages than I have ever found in a business book. A must-read."
--Colleen Barrett, president emeritus, Southwest Airlines Co.; coauthor, Lead with LUV
"Here is the next business classic. Even the best leaders will read this and wonder, 'Why aren't we already doing this?'"
--Enrique Salem, president and CEO, Symantec
"We are doing what most said could not be done in a down economy--start and exponentially grow a business. Using Lencioni's model for organizational health is an everyday choice and a way of life for our company."
--Liz Townsend, COO, My Fit Foods
"For more than a decade I've been using Lencioni's approach to run the departments I lead, and it has never failed me."
--Rick Friedel, vice president, AT&T Service Management
"Our teams and leaders have really embraced Lencioni's methodology. We've put these ideas into practice and we're experiencing the results that prove it works."
--David Gordon, COO, The Cheesecake Factory
"In The Advantage, Lencioni cuts through the corporate 'bull' that creates a culture of stonewalling and feet-dragging, and shows leaders at every level how to build up a culture of productivity and communication."
--Dave Ramsey, New York Times best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host
Table of contents
'The book contains a wealth of practical yet profound advice that would be of benefit to any HR or organisational professional.' (HR Zone, September 2012)
'geared mainly at leader's, I believe it is applicable to any medium sized to large organisation.' (Professional Manager, November 2012)
About Patrick M. Lencioni