Patrick Lencioni is founder and president of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products, and services that improve teamwork, clarity, and employee engagement. Read More >
The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business
Team Work and Team Building
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. Read More >
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 nonfiction 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. Read Less ^
In this keynote speech, Lencioni tackles corporate silos, the invisible barriers that separate work teams, departments and divisions, causing people who are supposed to be on the same team to work against one another. According to Lencioni, silos — and the turf wars they enable — devastate organizations by wasting resources, killing productivity and jeopardizing results. Drawing from his book, Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars, Lencioni provides leaders with powerful advice on how to eliminate the structural obstacles that derail organizations. Urging leaders to provide a compelling context for their employees to work together, Pat’s model gives leaders a simple tool for enabling clarity, unity and alignment in their organizations.
Anyone who has ever worked in an organization understands the frustration caused by office politics and dysfunctional teams. Unfortunately, there has never been a full understanding of the underlying reasons for these problems and certainly no hope for a cure--until now. Based on his runaway best-seller, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni’s “Five Dysfunction of a Team” keynote speech identifies the five root causes for team dysfunction and provides solutions to help make any team successful.
Based on his bestselling book, Death by Meeting, Lencioni reveals some surprising truths about why we hate meetings, why we shouldn’t, and how to make them work. He debunks the myth that meetings are inherently bad and makes the case that they are, in fact, one of the most critical activities at the heart of a competitive organization. Using pointed and humorous case studies throughout his keynote presentation, Lencioni paints the picture of prototypically bad meetings, and presents a new, radical approach to meetings, one that transforms them from drudgery to focused, relevant and compelling business activities.
A leader’s success hinges on a few simple behaviors—behaviors that require remarkable levels of discipline. Based on the model in his best-selling book, The Five Temptations of a CEO, Lencioni captures the common pitfalls that all leaders face and suggests practical ways to overcome them.
Organizational health is one of the last competitive advantages for sustainable success. In this keynote address, Lencioni not only offers actionable advice on how to begin the process of building a healthy organization, but also provides key insights on how to minimize confusion and politics and create an atmosphere of maximum clarity, where employee productivity can flourish.
Drawing on a few of his most influential and well-received business models, Lencioni has turned his attention to the most important and overlooked organization in society—the family. In his keynote speech, Lencioni prescribes some powerfully simple business principles that parents can quickly put into action to bring about more purpose and clarity to their home lives. Using case studies from real families who have successfully implemented his model, Lencioni will demonstrate how addressing three important questions will help families yield context in which to make daily decisions, reduce distractions, and restore sanity to any family.
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"Let’s face it: leadership and team-building in the workplace are not intrinsically fascinating subjects, but Patrick Lencioni made them so. The audience was spellbound. No one yawned. No one left early. No one checked emails or text messages. Many took notes. Everyone laughed. Lencioni tells interesting and often hilarious stories, all of which deliver practical messages to those of us in the business of managing and supervising people. I was so impressed with Lencioni that I ran out and purchased one of his books, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, which I devoured in one sitting."
"Patrick Lencioni was very engaging, great personality. He’s the most practical speaker I have ever heard. His keynote was truly a pleasure. Patrick reinforced the respect I have for my leader."
"Pat was a huge hit with our executives. He kept them completely engaged and involved for more than four hours. More importantly, he specifically addressed the issues that we were facing as an organization and made a meaningful contribution in moving us forward."
"I can honestly say that Pat was one of the most enjoyable speakers we've had the privilege of hearing at Avnet. He entertained us, he inspired us, and he gave us invaluable insight into ourselves and the way we approach our business."
"Pat blew us away! His energy, passion and genuine humor are qualities that truly put him in a class of his own. His session was transformational to our senior leaders."
"Pat was fabulous! It was a tour-de-force presentation at our annual Leadership Summit. Thousands of leaders are now the beneficiaries of the high caliber of his work."
"Pat is one of the greatest speakers in our country. We have received incredible feedback from his talk."