The Advantage and the Fundamentals System™

By David Friedman, CEO/Founder One of my favorite business books is Patrick Lencioni’s best-seller, The Advantage:  Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business.  Like all of Lencioni’s work, it’s straightforward and down-to-earth, and presents a simple, logical formula for building a great organization.  Not surprisingly, many of our clients are advocates (and practitioners) of this approach, and they’ve had great success blending the Fundamentals System™ right into Lencioni’s approach to achieve even greater effectiveness.  Let me use this blog to offer some insights into how they do this. Organizational health governs speed Lencioni astutely notes that, regardless of how smart your …

Culture: It’s Personal

By Bill Kaiser, Senior Consultant A few weeks back, I found myself in quite the emotional whirlpool. It was Father’s Day weekend and I was thinking about my Dad and the upcoming good-bye to my son, who was about to move to California (from our home in NJ) to begin Chapter 1 – The Real World. I said good-bye to my father 10 years ago and had the honor of eulogizing him at our crowded church, as we celebrated his life. As I collected my thoughts and prepared, I remember spending a lot of time reflecting on what he had …