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Corporate Envy

By Pat Lencioni
November 2016

I recently came across a new book with a title that really caught my attention. Love Your Life, Not Theirs, written by a woman named Rachel Cruze. It addresses the idea that one of the primary reasons people take on so much debt in their lives is their tendency to compare themselves to others and strive to be something they're not.

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Institutionalization vs. Bureaucracy

By Pat Lencioni
June 2016

Whenever I speak to a group of executives about organizational health, I explain that leaders must "institutionalize a company's culture without bureaucratizing it." People universally respond to this, most likely because they understand the painful impact of creeping bureaucracy.

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Enough About Millennials

By Pat Lencioni
June 2016

Am I the only person in the world who is tired of hearing people talk about Millennials? Whether it's a complaint about their entitlement mentality or a declaration of their brilliance, it all strikes me as shallow and simplistic.

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Drafting Ideal Team Players

By Pat Lencioni
April 2016

Today is the beginning of the NFL Draft, professional football's annual hiring extravaganza. It has become something of an obsession for NFL fans, and even for people who simply enjoy the idea of hiring and strategy.

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The Linchpin of Organizational Health

By Pat Lencioni
February 2016

While there are a number of factors involved in making such a prediction, I'm convinced that there is one single indicator that demonstrates that a client really "gets it," that they are likely to experience the kind of transformation that only organizational health can bring about. 

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The Dangerous Fear of Attrition

By Pat Lencioni
October 2015

Many leaders have something of an obsession with retention, and a corresponding fear of attrition.  Whether we’re talking about employees, customers or even members of a church congregation, we seem to have an almost unconscious desire to do whatever we can to keep anyone from leaving.

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The Blessing of a Power Outage

By Pat Lencioni
August 2015

When you were a kid, did you ever have a power outage at your home, maybe in the middle of a big storm, and find yourself without access to distractions like television and other forms of technology? Most of us who grew up before iPads and iPhones and "mobile everything" know what I'm talking about.

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Smart vs. Healthy for Grads

By Pat Lencioni
June 2015

This time of year is fraught with inaccurate and dangerous messages for high school graduates ? and for that matter, college grads ? about their futures. It is a message that is rooted in the same flawed logic that makes executives focus on making their companies smart while ignoring the more important issue of culture, or organizational health.

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Micromanagement is Underrated

April 2015

When I entered the workforce after college, I first became acquainted with the term ‘micromanagement.’ I quickly learned that this wonky sounding word actually had deceptive power.

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The jerk Factor

By Patrick Lencioni
January 2015

I had the opportunity to work with a college baseball team recently, and came to a realization that helps explain why accountability is one of the biggest challenges for team members and leaders alike.  I call it “The jerk Factor,” and yes, the “j” is not capitalized for a reason.

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