My goal this year is to read 52 books and detail them here. Here is the summary for book #1.
The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive – Patrick Lencioni
Josey Bass – 2000 – ISBN: 0-7879-5403-9
Patrick Lencioni does a great job developing a parable around principles that will work in any industry. As a pastor, I found his parable approach really easy to grasp. He also includes a principle explanation portion in the second part of the book.
- Build and Maintain a Cohesive Leadership Team
- Create Organizational Clarity
- Over-Communicate Organizational Clarity
- Reinforce Organizational Clarity Through Human System
These disciplines build upon each other and help a CEO or lead pastor to fulfill the vision that has been given to them. God delivers to us a vision and these four things help us to achieve them.
It’s a great and fast read.