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16. The Most Important Organization in the World

By Patrick Lencioni - November 2019

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16. The Most Important Organization in the World

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Episode Summary

Amy Hiett and Jeff Gibson join the podcast to talk about the most important organization in the world - family.  We discuss how to run your family with the same sense of intentionality and rigor we use in our businesses and answer The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family.  

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Show Notes

0:56 — Amy Hiett answers the question: what is the most important organization in the world?  

2:08 — How did Patrick Lencioni get inspired to write this book? 

3:58 — Patrick Lencioni explains how the business offsite process compares to family. 

4:50 — Patrick Lencioni defines question one: what makes your family unique? 

6:40 — Patrick Lencioni shares how to come up with your family values. 

7:15 — Patrick Lencioni shares his family values. 

8:58 — Amy Hiett shares her family values. 

10:10 — Jeff Gibson shares his family values.  

12:00 — Cody talks through how family values shape the future of your children.  

14:08 — Patrick Lencioni defines the next important question: what’s your family’s strategy? 

19:34 — Cody Thompson asks: how is running an organization different than running a family? 

21:25 — Patrick Lencioni defines question two: what’s the most important priority right now? 

24:30 — Patrick Lencioni’s current family rallying cry.  

25:43 — Amy Hiett’s current family rallying cry. 

26:55 — Jeff Gibson unpacks his current family rallying cry.  

27:48 — Jeff Gibson asks how this applies to a family of one. 

29:19 — Cody Thompson asks the question: why should families have standard operating objectives? 

30:54 — Patrick Lencioni defines question 3: How do you review these questions as a family?  

33:31 — Using the Table Group Meeting Advantage Tool for your weekly family meetings.  

34:08 — Do a monthly strategic meeting with your spouse/partner.  

34:56 — Listener example of family strategy.  

35:49 — Cody Thompson explains assigning green, yellow, red to your defining objectives and standard operating objectives. 


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