Professional Book Club - March 2013 

The Advantage

by Patrick M. Lencioni

Course# TD1684

Note: This course is capped at 18 participants.

Categories: Organizational Development

Level: Fundamental

Pre-requisites: Participants are encouraged to read this selection before attending the discussion.

Target Audience: Individuals interested in reading professional development themed books and then meeting to discuss thoughts, ideas and opinions with others.

Editorial Review from Publisher: There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and more to do with how healthy they are. In this book, Lencioni brings together his vast experience and many of the themes cultivated in his other best-selling books and delivers a first: a cohesive and comprehensive exploration of the unique advantage organizational health provides. Simply put, 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. Lencioni’s first non-fiction book provides leaders with a groundbreaking, approachable model for achieving organizational health—complete with stories, tips and anecdotes from his experiences consulting to some of the nation’s leading organizations. In this age of informational ubiquity and nano-second change, it is no longer enough to build a competitive advantage based on intelligence alone. The Advantage provides a foundational construct for conducting business in a new way—one that maximizes human potential and aligns the organization around a common set of principles.

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Facilitated by:  Kelly Okken, Manager of Facilities & Capital Procurement Team, Procurement Services and Brian Kielson, Area Director, Office of Residence Life

Session Information:
Wednesday, March 20, 2013  Note: This session has been cancelled.

This selection is available from the Training and Development Professional Development Resource Collection.  If you would like to borrow it, please contact Meganne Downey at 8-5760

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