The Advantage

Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business

Author: Patrick M. Lencioni

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118266102

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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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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The Advantage, Enhanced Edition

Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business

Author: Patrick M. Lencioni

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118147855

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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The enhanced edition includes over 30 minutes of video featuring author Patrick Lencioni exploring the book's concepts more in-depth and providing new illustrative stories. It also includes color PDFs of many of the book's models, tools, and assessments.
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Becoming an Independent Information Professional: How to Freelance, Consult, and Contract for Fun and Profit

Author: Melissa M. Powell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440855412

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 158

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Many LIS professionals and LIS students are interested in independent work opportunities, either as a full-time career or on a temporary or part-time basis. This book shares the experiences of successful information professionals who work as contractors or consultants, providing a complete picture of what to expect and a step-by-step plan to start your independent career. • Helps librarians to determine whether they are suited for the career of being an independent information professional • Presents practical advice on every aspect of launching a successful career as an independent information professional—from legal and financial necessities to marketing and management strategies • Offers experience-based insights into the ethics and values of working independently • Shares candid testimonials from practicing consultants who describe what it's like to be an independent information professional
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