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Provides a roadmap of: creating cohesive leadership teams, identifying values/vision/mission, define goals, translate into a plan and how to monitor progress through effective communication/cooperation.
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This is a simple and straightforward book on how to lead a company to its most effectively functioning state.
In a similar way to Stephen Covey's 7 Habits guide to being successful as a person, The Advantage points out in a direct but unpatronising way exactly what the most important things are when it comes to shaping up an organisation and improving its 'health'.
Signs of unhealthy organisations can be seen everywhere - on the TV and in newspapers as well as in committees and meeting rooms and by the water cooler. Too much email, bureaucracy and poor meetings that sap engagement and inconsistent, unprincipled leadership that sets a poor example and fails to inspire anyone to give their best performance.
If you run an organisation - large or small - I recommend this book to you.
This book changed the way I think about managing my companies and let me understand a lot of staff's behavior that run through my companies for a long time and I have started to eliminate it after reading this book
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
The author calls it "organizational health." I prefer to think of it as an authentic organization. Health gives the impression that it's a matter of following a regiment of good habits. Whereas authentic implies that it has to come from within the individuals. The book applies to leaders of an organization, not so much to workers. If you're not a manager, you would not even get to practice the first discipline of building a cohesive team (build trust, work through conflicts, commit to decisions, be accountable, and focus on results). The other three disciplines really need to come the top leadership of the organization - create clarity in purpose and direction of the organization, over communicate that message, and reinforce that message.
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