Book #1 – The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive

My goal this year is to read 52 books and detail them here. Here is the summary for book #1.

Four Obsessions cover

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.

Principles:

  1. Build and Maintain a Cohesive Leadership Team
  2. Create Organizational Clarity
  3. Over-Communicate Organizational Clarity
  4. 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.

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