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The Advantage

“The single greatest advantage any company can achieve is organizational health.  Yet it is ignored by most leaders even though it is simple, free, and available to anyone who wants it.”

– – Patrick Lencioni

In The Advantage author Patrick Lencioni makes a compelling case about “why organizational health trumps everything else in business.”  If you have ever worked in a company or organization that posts Mission Statements and Vision Statements that are generally panned by the staff you may not want to read this book.  If you are like me it will make you long for an organization that does even 10 percent of the activities that Lencioni suggests.  As usual he also sprinkles real-life anecdotes into his sections to make a point.

Who Would You Follow Up That Hill?

Bunker Hill, Trenton, Antietam (Sharpsburg for you southerners), Cold Harbor, Gettysburg, Argonne , Iwo Jima, Midway, Utah Beach, Inchon, Hamburger Hill, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan should mostly be familiar to you as sites where America found glory while many of its sons and daughters gave their last full measure.

These famous battles could not have been won without dedicated military leaders.  You know the guys who would lead the charge up that hill, up the beach, or across that field.  It always intrigued me about how soldiers follow their leaders even though many know that death awaits.  Medals are often given to those that die or are wounded, but not enough is given to those who simply follow and fight.