The four obsessions of an extraordinary executive

Essentially this is a strategy question, and there is no clear and simple definition of what it means. Good, Not Great One of my favorite leadership books is Patrick Lencioni's The Five Dysfunctions of a Team because the parable format is highly suitable to demonstrating the concepts that prevent teams from becoming cohesive and the actions to increase cohesiveness really make a business impact. Does aligning employee performance to business goals matter, and are you responsible for driving results? Who must do what?

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I can't get enough of Patrick Lencioni. In saying the principles are basic isn't that they would be basic to implement but that the ideas and the concepts are basic to understand and basic to think about.

The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive | Notes & Review

Your Name Your Email. I give it 5 stars only because the parable portion of the book wasn't nearly as compelling as that of the aforementioned TFDOAT. A Leadership Fable was published nearly two decades ago, but many of its principles still hold true today. Reading this gave me a better understanding of the content from The Advantage.

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Summary & Insights: The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive

Good, Not Great One of my favorite leadership books is Patrick Lencioni's The Five Dysfunctions of a Team because the parable format is highly suitable to demonstrating the concepts that prevent teams from becoming cohesive and the actions to increase cohesiveness really make a business impact. Who has to do what for us to achieve our goals this month, this quarter, this year, next year, five years from now?

I put his books down after reading that first half. He "parablizes" the four disciplines that I 1st read about in The Advantage and further expands on them. They are indeed critical and deserve a great deal of mindfulness from any executive team. Nonetheless, there are four disciplines executives can embrace to create healthier companies.

During difficult times, for instance, employees will remain committed to a healthy organization and stay with it longer, ultimately working to reestablish competitive advantage. Feb 12, Lynn rated it it was amazing Shelves: Quotes from The Four Obsessio But still incredibly fun and easy to read and a lot to think about.

A healthy organization is hard to beat, no matter the industry. It looks at organisational health and is based on four basic principles. Though it may seem at first esoteric, it sets the stage for almost every decision the organization makes. Sep 17, Jim Jackson rated it really liked it.

Likewise, he says that managers should be able to have meaningful discussions with their teams through an ongoing dialogue. What do we do? Over-communicate organizational clarity Discipline four: Essentially, organizational clarity allows a company to delegate more effectively and empower its employees with a true sense of confidence.

There are some minor differences, particularly in the six questions in The Advantage: Obsessins 14, Josiah rated it liked it.

Sep 21, Michael Ames rated it liked it Shelves: Posted on May 28, 3. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In this stunning follow-up to his best-selling book, The Five Extraordunary of a CEO, Patrick Lencioni offers up another leadership fable that's every bit as compelling and illuminating as its predecessor.

I believe that all successful organizations share two qualities: I could hardly put it down. Aug 06, Matthew Armstrong rated it it was amazing. Ongoing feedback is also ideal for supporting the fourth and final discipline: If you are taking any type of Leadership course, then this book is for you. I happened to read it during a very relevant time in my career.

This particular discipline is one which is directly supported by a critical component of modern performance management:

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