Patrick Lencioni has written 10 best-selling business books. I have shared some of his resources in 2 previous posts focusing on organizational health and family. Today’s post focuses on 3 of his best business books (in my opinion):
“In Pat’s latest best-seller, The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business, he makes an overwhelming case that organizational health will surpass all other disciplines in business as the greatest opportunity for improvement and competitive advantage. Drawing on his extensive consulting experience and reaffirming many of the themes cultivated in his other best-selling books, Pat reveals the four actionable steps to achieving long-term, sustainable success. 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. The Advantage provides readers with a groundbreaking, approachable model for achieving organizational health.”
“Since its publication in 2002, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team has become the world’s most definitive source of practical information for building teams. The universal model outlined in the book has been embraced by virtually all types of organizations from multinational corporations, to small businesses, to professional sports, to education, to churches, non-profits and more. Developing a cohesive executive team is a critical component to building a healthy organization, as outlined in The Advantage.”
“Death by Meeting focuses on a cure for the most painful yet underestimated problem of modern business: bad meetings. And what he suggests is both simple and revolutionary. Casey McDaniel, the founder and CEO of Yip Software, is in the midst of a problem he created, but one he doesn’t know how to solve. And he doesn’t know where or who to turn to for advice. His staff can’t help him; they’re as dumb-founded as he is by their tortuous meetings. Then an unlikely advisor, Will Peterson, enters Casey’s world. When he proposes an unconventional, even radical approach to solving the meeting problem, Casey is just desperate enough to listen. As in his other books, Lencioni provides a framework for his groundbreaking model, and makes it applicable to the real world. Death by Meeting is nothing short of a blueprint for leaders who want to eliminate waste and frustration among their teams, and create environments of engagement and passion.”
Erich’s note: make sure you explore the book tools found on their website for each of the books mentioned.
Your turn… If you’ve read any of these books take a moment to share your thoughts.
- The Advantage: Organisational Health – by Patrick Lencioni (markconner.typepad.com)
- Why do teams fail? (lxp6495.wordpress.com)
- 12 Greatest Entrepreneurs; The Advantage – Lencioni; Three People to Fire; Sad Story (verneharnish.typepad.com)
- Fabulous Startup Book List (ithacavc.wordpress.com)