The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 22, 2010 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
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In this stunning follow-up to his best-selling book, The Five Temptations of a CEO, Patrick Lencioni offers up another leadership fable that's every bit as compelling and illuminating as its predecessor. This time, Lencioni's focus is on a leader's crucial role in building a healthy organization--an often overlooked but essential element of business life that is the linchpin of sustained success. Readers are treated to a story of corporate intrigue as the frustrated head of one consulting firm faces a leadership challenge so great that it threatens to topple his company, his career, and everything he holds true about leadership itself. In the story's telling, Lencioni helps his readers understand the disarming simplicity and power of creating organizational health, and reveals four key disciplines that they can follow to achieve it.

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User Review  - HGButchWalker - LibraryThing

The four obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive once again provide some great insight on simple concepts that are profoundly thought-provoking. I really enjoy Lencioni's style and hope to build more of his principles into my own life. Read full review

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User Review  - mikerhenry - LibraryThing

The author uses a parable or a fictional story to illustrate four key principles that separate extraordinary executives from the rest of the pack. I thought the story was very interesting and the ... Read full review

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PATRICK M. LENCIONI is founder and president of The Table Group, a management consulting firm specializing in executive team development and organizational health. As a consultant and keynote speaker, he has worked with thousands of senior executives and their teams in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to high-tech startups to universities and nonprofits. Lencioni is the author of 11 best-selling books, including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Advantage.
To learn more about Patrick, and the products and services offered by his firm, The Table Group, please visit

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