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“The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business”

By: Patrick Lencioni
Pages: 256
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: March 2012
Price: $27.95

What is it that truly separates a good company from a great one? Strategy? Leadership? Employees? Innovation?

In “The Advantage” best-selling author and management consultant Patrick Lencioni says the seminal difference between successful companies and all the rest comes down to the health of the organization. In other words, how “healthy” are they?

Lencioni has a huge fan base thanks to his many best-sellers, including, “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.” In “The Advantage,” his first nonfiction book, he takes up the health care of the corporate world, saying that healthy organizations outperform their counterparts.

Taking the readers step-by-step through four key “disciplines,” Lencioni offers leaders how to build a cohesive team at the top, align leaders around a few critical questions, get employees to buy into the company’s answers to those questions and finally how to make and reinforce your plan so that the company is so healthy it is thriving.

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