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I’ve been a long-time fan of Patrick Lencioni and his insights on team and team performance; check out The Five Dysfunctions of a Team if this is an area of interest. But I am especially impressed and excited about “The Advantage: Why organizational health trumps everything else in business”.

In this book, Lencioni challenges our thinking to embrace a truly holistic approach to tapping the potential in our organizations. He shares that an organization is “healthy” when it is “whole, consistent, and complete, that is, when management, operations, strategy and culture fit together and make sense”.

It guides us through an internal look at our organizations, helping us move from “smart” to “healthy”.  And as a story teller myself I love how he combines anecdotes, stories and real life examples to provide an easy read and direct application and practical advice for leaders in any type or size of organization.  A great read, highly recommended!