Patrick Lencioni’s new book is called THE ADVANTAGE: WHY ORGANIZATIONAL HEALTH TRUMPS EVERYTHING ELSE IN BUSINESS.
In THE ADVANTAGE, Lencioni talk about how leaders can cultivate a healthy organization. One of the four disciplines that he uses as a framework is to CREATE CLARITY!
Our For Impact | Suddes Group team sees this every day. I would say that in every ‘unhealthy’ organization (no alignment, poor culture, minimal results, etc.), it comes down to a simple lack of clarity… around the vision and mission, guiding principles, goals, focus and priorities.
Lencioni has written some memorable books, and this is certainly one that is worth looking at if you are interested at all in ‘organizational health’.
Here are his crucial six questions to give your team the absolute clarity it needs:
- 1. Why do we exist?
2. How do we behave?
3. What do we do?
4. How will we succeed?
5. What is the most important — right now?
6. Who must do what?
As a For Impact Leader, you need to ask yourself and your team those six questions… and see what kind of ‘alignment’ there is on the answers.