The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 6, 2007 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
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A gripping tale that reveals what occupies the minds of the world’s best business leaders

As CEO, most everything that Rich O'Connor did had something to do with at least one of the four disciplines on his famed "yellow sheet." Some of the firm's executives joked that he was obsessed with it.

Interestingly, only a handful of people knew what was on that sheet, and so it remained something of a mystery. Which was okay with Rich, because no one really needed to understand it, other than him. He certainly never suspected that it would become the blueprint of an employee's plan to destroy the firm.

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 Rich O'Connor, fictional CEO of technology consulting company Telegraph Partners, faces a leadership challenge so great that it threatens to topple his company, his career and everything he holds true about what makes a leader truly exceptional.

In the story's telling, Lencioni deftly helps his readers understand the disarming simplicity and power of creating a healthy organization and reveals four key disciplines that they can follow to achieve it.

In The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive, Lencioni delivers an utterly gripping tale with a powerful and memorable message for all who strive to be remarkable leaders.

 

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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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Contents

The History
9
Greens Opportunity
83
The Resolution
129
The Model
137
Acknowledgments
181
About the Author
183
EULA
185
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About the author (2007)

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 11 bestselling 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 www.tablegroup.com.

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