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27. Joy is the Leading Indicator

By Patrick Lencioni - February 2020

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27. Joy is the Leading Indicator

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Episode Summary

The first sign of trouble on the horizon for any organization is not as clean and measurable as you might think. Patrick Lencioni and Cody Thompson make the case that leaders would be wise to pay keen attention to the joy in their organizations.


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Show Notes

1:39 — Patrick Lencioni describes why The Table Group believes Joy is the leading indicator

3:50 — Walk your halls and see if people are glad to be at work – your executive team is the first team to look at

5:00 — Patrick Lencioni gives a client example of how metrics are not always the indicator of success 

6:45 — How reviewing an organizations clarity everyday can give meaning and spread joy

8:05 — Cody Thompson describes how even The Table Group can lose sight of joy and enjoyment

9:50 — Why are restaurants are a great example of joy being the leading indicator of the good and the bad

12:38 — Cody Thompson asks Patrick Lencioni “If you are a leader and joy is down, how do you address that?”

13:48 — Cody Thompson speaks to how joyful environments breathe life into meetings and tough decisions that need to be made on the team

15:13 — Cody Thompson talks about his experience as a cofounder of a start-up that lost its joy

18:02 — Cody Thompson ask Patrick Lencioni, what do you do for us, at The Table Group, as it pertains to Joy

18:17 — Take a pulse on your meetings and the morale of the team

19:05 — Tracy Noble joins the podcast to host Consulting corner and asks Patrick Lencioni and Cody Thompson questions from the listeners

19:25 — Cody Thompson and Patrick Lencioni talk about the importance of discipline within organizational health

21:06 — How to use the Ideal Team Player for the interview process and keep people engaged through multiple rounds of interviews


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