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The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive addresses the disciplines required to create a healthy organization.

Readers are treated to a story of corporate intrigue as Rich O'Connor, fictional CEO of technology consulting company Telegraph Partners, faces a leadership challenge so great that it threatens to topple his company, his career and everything he holds true about what makes a great leader.

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Allegories and parables have long been effective ways to impart serious bits of knowledge and wisdom without getting too pedantic, and business readers seem increasingly receptive to sensible management theory that employs this lively age-old literary technique. The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive, a "leadership fable" by Patrick Lencioni, continues the trend with a solid prescription for organizational health—aiming for less politics, lower turnover, more productivity, and higher morale.

— Howard Rothman

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This fictional tale by a screenwriter and head of a consulting firm that specializes in organizational development is billed not as a novel but as a "leadership fable." Just like Lencioni's earlier The Five Temptations of a CEO, this new "fable" serves as a vehicle to illustrate the author's philosophy of management. The story is short and simple, but its lesson is large. Organizations must not only be smart; they must be healthy.

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Investor's Business Daily

A lot of firms lose their edge because they don't clearly define goals—or link team member responsibilities to their achievement. Sometimes middle management muddles the focus. Often, though, lack of clarity stems from the top, Patrick Lencioni says in The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive.

— Cord Cooper

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The Four Obsessions Model

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Reader's Guide

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