The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive Audiobook, by Patrick Lencioni Play Audiobook Sample

The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive Audiobook

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Read By: Charles Stransky Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 2.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 1.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The J-B Lencioni Series Release Date: October 2002 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780739304723

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Total Audiobook Chapters:

28

Longest Chapter Length:

07:49 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

04:47 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

06:29 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

11

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Publisher Description

In this stunning follow-up to his best-selling book, The Five Temptations of a CEO, Patrick Lencioni offers up another leadership fable that's every bit as compelling and illuminating as its predecessor. This time, Lencioni's focus is on a leader's crucial role in building a healthy organization--an often overlooked but essential element of business life that is the linchpin of sustained success. Readers are treated to a story of corporate intrigue as the frustrated head of one consulting firm faces a leadership challenge so great that it threatens to topple his company, his career, and everything he holds true about leadership itself. In the story's telling, Lencioni helps his readers understand the disarming simplicity and power of creating organizational health, and reveals four key disciplines that they can follow to achieve it.

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"Read this again tonight. Great reminder that we have several jobs we cannot delegate including cultivating the health of the senior team and serving as the gate keepers when it comes to new hires. Easy to get sloppy on these. Lencioni reminds me that discipline/ongoing vigilance is what is required."

— Chris (4 out of 5 stars)

The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.64705882352941 out of 53.64705882352941 out of 53.64705882352941 out of 53.64705882352941 out of 53.64705882352941 out of 5 (3.65)
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4 Stars: 14
3 Stars: 5
2 Stars: 2
1 Stars: 4
Narration: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 (4.00)
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Story: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 (4.00)
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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    — Jewel, 11/30/2015
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Don't judge me. I had to read this, but for a book with this embarrassing a title, it was painless and dare I say, there was a valid point or two buried in there. "

    — Kara, 2/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very good book at the executive level "

    — Dennis, 2/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable by Patrick M. Lencioni (2000) "

    — Laura, 2/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " As always Patrick Lencioni's books are amazing and powerful. Learning about good leadership traits in prose format really forces the issues to become emotionally charged instead of feeling like some textbook jargon. "

    — Alyssa, 2/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Excellent book with valuable insights for leadership, importance of values, cohesive teams, and more. "

    — Adi, 2/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Most of Lencioni's books are very easy to read - they are made up from a easy to follow story and at the end there's a sum-up, often pointing the obvious facts that you didn't get yourself while reading the story... "

    — Sami, 2/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I had to read this for a MBA class and found it to be your typical leadership book which is out there with the corny "story" to learn from. I think you can get better ideas in reading a book which lays it out and uses everyday real life examples. "

    — Naomi, 1/22/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Had to read this book for a business meeting. Simple concepts, but wasn't interesting enough for me to finish it. "

    — Becky, 1/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Not as profound as "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team", but still a very insightful read for anyone who is a senior manager or aspires to be one. Lencioni has a great talent for brevity and boiling down complex problems to their core essence. I'm buying a copy of this for my CEO. "

    — Stephen, 1/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " great book told as a leadership parable "

    — Mark, 1/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " An easy book to read on a plane ride. Gives great advice for anyone running a business or even anyone leading in a church setting. "

    — John, 12/4/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A great message for anyone who finds them in any type of executive or leadership position. "

    — Joe, 11/22/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This book is pretty lame. It has some good general advice around the 4 obsessions, however, the lack of specificity, details, and recommendations about dealing with the dysfunctions of real organizations earns the book 2 stars. "

    — Greg, 10/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Loved it! Must now read Advantage that takes the concepts a little further. Great way to present the idea of organizational health and who we should focus on it as leaders. Must read. "

    — Suzette, 4/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Enjoyed the teaching points on communication of strategy and corporate values. "

    — John, 3/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Everyone who is, has or will be in a position of leading others or managing an organization would do well to read this book. Written in corporate fable style and very poignant. "

    — Fritz, 3/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Focus on what really matters and set a few goals that capture this and then write them down. The main character wrote his goals out for his business on a yellow lined paper and when he didnt follow his truths that is when he had issues. "

    — Julie, 1/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great book. Easy read and easily applied. "

    — Heather, 12/21/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book will really help you think of your team in a new way. Organizational Clarity is huge. "

    — David, 6/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Some useful management advice -- and very short. Read it in an hour. "

    — Matt, 3/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Enjoyed the teaching points on communication of strategy and corporate values. "

    — John, 2/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Gentle, simple, and straightforward. So easy to read despite the profound principles outlined here. "

    — Tripleguess, 1/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Everyone who is, has or will be in a position of leading others or managing an organization would do well to read this book. Written in corporate fable style and very poignant. "

    — Fritz, 9/13/2010
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This book is pretty lame. It has some good general advice around the 4 obsessions, however, the lack of specificity, details, and recommendations about dealing with the dysfunctions of real organizations earns the book 2 stars. "

    — Greg, 9/11/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Most of Lencioni's books are very easy to read - they are made up from a easy to follow story and at the end there's a sum-up, often pointing the obvious facts that you didn't get yourself while reading the story... "

    — Sami, 10/19/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable by Patrick M. Lencioni (2000) "

    — Laura, 5/29/2009
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book will really help you think of your team in a new way. Organizational Clarity is huge. "

    — David, 4/14/2009
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Patrick is good at keeping things interesting and simple. "

    — Conrad, 1/8/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great book. Easy read and easily applied. "

    — Heather, 6/16/2008
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " As always Patrick Lencioni's books are amazing and powerful. Learning about good leadership traits in prose format really forces the issues to become emotionally charged instead of feeling like some textbook jargon. "

    — Alyssa, 3/20/2008
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " An easy book to read on a plane ride. Gives great advice for anyone running a business or even anyone leading in a church setting. "

    — John, 11/19/2007
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Don't judge me. I had to read this, but for a book with this embarrassing a title, it was painless and dare I say, there was a valid point or two buried in there. "

    — Kara, 9/23/2007
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " great book told as a leadership parable "

    — Mark, 8/31/2007

About Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni is founder and president of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to helping leaders improve their organizations’ health since 1997. His principles have been embraced by leaders around the world and adopted by organizations of virtually every kind including multinational corporations, entrepreneurial ventures, professional sports teams, the military, nonprofits, schools, and churches. Lencioni is the author of ten business books with over six million copies sold worldwide. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Bloomberg Businessweek, and USA Today, among other publications.