The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business

The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business by Patrick Lencioni. San Francisco: Josey Bass, 2012. xvii, 216 pp. Patrick Lencioni is founder and president of The Table Group, a management consulting practice focused on organizational health and executive development. He is the author of nine other books. His others are written as …

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I had known about Marvin Windows, the product. But I first heard about Marvin, the company, when President Barack Obama, during the campaign, spoke about, “The family business in Warroad, Minnesota, that didn’t lay off a single one of their 4,000 employees when the recession hit, even when their competitors shut down dozens of plants, even when it meant the owner gave up some perks and some pay because they understood that their biggest asset was the community and the workers who had helped build that business — they give me hope.” Then I met Steve Tourek, the chief counsel of that company, and we had a conversation.

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