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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (476 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick Lencioni Narrator: Patrick Lencioni Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN:
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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 20 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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ray Martin | 2/17/2014

    " Many books have been written about culture and how to maintain a happy and productive workforce. This book goes though the whole process in a clear and concise way. Run your company like Lencioni recommends and the pieces will fall in place "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 2/16/2014

    " Read it with my Board. Sharing it with some of my staff now "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff Crosby | 2/8/2014

    " A non-"parable" rendering of the material found in his leadership parables such as "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team." But it's organized in a fresh new way with checklists and other features that make it easily-applicable for leaders in their own contexts. Well worth reading, even if you're familiar (as I am) with Lencioni's prior writings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce Carter | 2/4/2014

    " This book can help any leader develop. Teams should all read it together for maximum results. Some concepts are so simple, but it helps to hear it from the expert! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Menthink | 2/2/2014

    " Practical and to the point. Read this first. Then fill in with other books where you want more information. For me, its in the area of aligning human systems to organizational purpose and goals "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Semple | 1/31/2014

    " I liked this book. Super easy read and some great organizational tips for strategic planning and growth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ircel | 1/24/2014

    " Great book. Pulls all of Lencioni's ideas about organizational health together in one place. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 1/16/2014

    " Excellent balanced presentation of the key elements needed in a healthy organization, for leaders and managers. Not a "story" format like the other Lencioni books on leadership, but more in the "how to" style of the business genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Chapman | 12/11/2013

    " I have enjoyed all of this author's books so far and this one was no different. Unlike his other books, this one is not told as a fable. It wraps the lessons of the other fables into concrete guidance in an easy to digest format. Recommend this one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joshua Ersatz | 12/7/2013

    " A concise and applicable aggregation of Lencioni's previous works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron Rolston | 11/13/2013

    " This book is very applicable to anyone looking to improvement organizational culture, values and follow through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 DeAnna | 11/6/2013

    " Nothing new here if you have read previous books by Patrick Lencioni. It is pretty much a summary of prior reads. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Kim | 7/22/2013

    " One of Lancioni's best. Practical and helpful. If you want your organization to succeed, read this book and discover why organizational health really does trump everything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 7/7/2013

    " Good stuff with action steps to implement. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Atholl Tomlinson | 5/25/2013

    " The best business book that I've read this year "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 4/1/2013

    " A must read for leaders. I know a few that desperately need to do so! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph | 2/23/2013

    " Every leader that has influence over people in teams, business, etc. should read this book. Amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Isbell | 2/22/2013

    " This is the culmination of Lencioni's work in building strong teams/organizations. Should be a must read for anyone wanting to succeed in leadership. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Caves | 1/8/2013

    " I love that he organized this book as a "how to" build a healthy organization. It's a must read for leaders! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renee | 10/29/2012

    " One of the best leadership books I've ever read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 10/3/2012

    " This book is OUTSTANDING. I have read most of Lencioni's books and by far this is the most clear and concise of all. I hate to mark it "read" because I know I will be referring back to it on a regular basis. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Fain | 5/19/2012

    " All true, all relatively simple, all easier said than done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill Donhiser | 5/18/2012

    " The Advantage does not follow the parable style that Lencioni uses in all of his other books. It is still well written with very good business ideas and well worth the read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 4/17/2012

    " Great Book! A business must read if you want to get your leadership team all heading in the same direction. Introduced this book at my company and it is taking off. "

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About the Author
Author Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni is founder and president of the Table Group, an organizational health firm. Author of ten successful business books, his principles have been embraced by leaders around the world and his work published in numerous business and news sources. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and children.