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The Advantage : Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business
The Advantage : Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business
Publisher : Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
Published Date : 2012/03
Binding : Hardcover
ISBN : 9780470941522

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Book Description
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A48404230 A48404220
Place of Publication: United States
Academic Level: Extracurricular
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There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and more to do with how healthy they are. In this book, Lencioni brings together his vast experience and many of the themes cultivated in his other best-selling books and delivers a first: a cohesive and comprehensive exploration of the unique advantage organizational health provides. Simply put, an organization is healthy when it is whole, consistent and complete, when its management, operations and culture are unified. Healthy organizations outperform their counterparts, are free of politics and confusion and provide an environment where star performers never want to leave. Lencioni's first non-fiction book provides leaders with a groundbreaking, approachable model for achieving organizational health-complete with stories, tips and anecdotes from his experiences consulting to some of the nation's leading organizations.In this age of informational ubiquity and nano-second change, it is no longer enough to build a competitive advantage based on intelligence alone. The Advantage provides a foundational construct for conducting business in a new way-one that maximizes human potential and aligns the organization around a common set of principles.

Contents
Introduction xv The Case for Organizational Health 1 The Four Disciplines Model 15 Discipline 1: Build a Cohesive Leadership Team 19 Discipline 2: Create Clarity 73 Discipline 3: Overcommunicate Clarity 141 Discipline 4: Reinforce Clarity 153 The Centrality of Great Meetings 173 Seizing the Advantage 189 Checklist for Organizational Health 195 More Resources 199 Notes 201 Acknowledgments 203 About the Author 205 Index 207Section 5: Measurement and rational numbers 20. Measurement 21. Rational numbers Section 6: Teacher resources Parent information sheets QuestionnairesCivilization' Part 5: Russian Crises 8. 'A Crisis in Jewish History' 9. The Kishinev Massacre Epilogue ConclusionsRobert Bell (President and CEO, University Health Network) 24. Eileen Mercier (Chairman, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan) 25. Purdy Crawford (Counsel, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP) 26. Charles Brindamour (President and CEO, Intact Financial Corporation) 27. Amit Chakma (President and Vice-Chancellor, Western University) 28. Jody Wilson-Raybould (Regional Chief British Columbia Assembly of First Nations) 29. Gautam Thapar (CEO and Chairman, the Avantha Group) 30. Umran Beba (President, PepsiCo Asia Pacific) 31. Antoni Cimolino (Artistic Director, Stratford Festival of Canada) 32. Sukhinder Singh-Cassidy (Founder and Chairman, JOYUS) 33. Chip Wilson (Founder, Lululemon Athletica) 34. George Cope (President and CEO, Bell Canada Enterprises) 35. The Right Honourable Paul Martin (21st Prime Minister of Canada) 36. Reflections on the Interviews 37. Conclusions on Learning to Lead 38. Leadership Insights for the Next Generation of LeadersParrhesia as Fearless Speech 23. Education, Research, and Practice from a Critical Poststructural Psychoanalytic Discourse Analysis Perspective 24. Searching for Social Justice and Emancipatory Nursing: Relational Caring Complexity Theory 25. Critical Refractions: Nursing research in Religion and Spirituality through a Social Justice Lens 26. Trans-nationalism as a Research Methodology with Photovoice 27. Liberatory Knowledge and Discourses of Social Justice in Nursing 28. Nursing as Social Justice: A Case for the Emancipatory Thrust of Conventional Theorizing 29. Promoting Social Justice and Equity by Practicing Nursing to Address Structural Inequities and Structural Violence 30. Social/Moral Justice from a Caring Science LensCrowdsourcing the truth The company of the future 154 Whistleblowing 155 The role of the CEO 158 Chapter 10: Finance 161 Why is it important?   162 The Key concepts 163 Sustainable investment 163 Integrating ESG Fiduciary responsibilities 166 Shareholder Engagement Ratings and Indexes Project finance 173 Challenges 175 Trends and new ideas 176 Cross-disciplinary collaboration New landscape for corporate ownership 176 Insurance and sustainability 177 The role of the CFO Focus on long-term value 178 A new kind of bank 178 Microfinance 182 Chapter 11: Marketing 187 Why is it important? 188 The Key concepts 189 People 189 Products 193 Price 195 Place: retailers and sustainability 198 Packaging 201 Eco-labels 204 Social marketing 207 Cause-related marketing 210 Challenges 212 Trends and new ideas 213 Green = inexpensive 213 From eco-iconic to eco-embedded 214 Understanding how people think 215 Communicating with the customer ... virtually 215 Popups Buycotts The barcode reinvented 216 Advertising dos and don'ts 218 Chapter 12: Operations 223 Why is it important? 224 The Key concepts 225 Eco-design 226 'Green' chemistry 228 Doing more with less 230 Sustainable technology 232 Suppliers 234 Transportation 237 Waste management 240 Challenges 244 Trends and new ideas 245 Inspiration from nature 245 Products that do more 246 Traceability 247 Manufacturing differently Instant Feedback focused on better use 247 Exploring new materials 248 Co-creation and crowdsourcing Life cycle analysis 249 Information Technology and Systems Chapter 13: Organizational behavior 255 Why is it important? 256 The Key concepts 257 Creating a 'sustainability' culture 257 Communicating sustainability internally 259 Recruiting--who is interviewing whom? 261 Employee engagement in sustainability 263 Aligning incentives 265 Talent development and training 267 Challenges 269 Trends and new ideas 271 Diversity 271 Skills for Sustainability Creating great workplaces 272 Changing the way we talk 273 Rise of the CSO Managing change 276 Chapter 14: Strategy 279 Why is it important? 280 The Key concepts 281 Understanding the wider business environment 282 Understanding where you stand 283 Understanding risk 285 Exploring different strategies 288 Setting objectives and goals 291 Working with others 292 Influencing change 295 Challenges 298 Trends and new ideas 299 Reinventing the business model 299 Zero and 100 % 299 Instant information 300 Getting your customers involved Dashboards Strategic philanthropy 301 Competition turns into collaboration Transformation of partners 301 Why do Initiatives fail? 303 Stakeholder engagement 304 Part 3: Tools 313 Chapter 15: Tools for monitoring, managing and improving performance 315 Assessments 315 Example: Conducting an environmental or social risk assessment 318 Audits 319 Example: waste audit 321 Environmental and social management systems 321 Choosing standards and codes 324 Chapter 16: Tools for greening offices and buildings 327 Steps for setting up office greening programmes 328 Buildings 329 Energy 331 Water 332 Waste and recycling 333 Paper 335 Electronics 336 All those other little things 337 Commuting to work 338 Organizing green events and meetings 341 Putting together a green team 343 Performance contracting 345 Part 4: Wrapping it All Up 347 Chapter 17: What can I do? 349 As an employee--leading by example 349 As a consumer--putting your money where your mouth is 351 As a citizen--be active in your community 353 Chapter 18: What will the future bring? 355 What the future will bring Twenty-one wise words of advice 357 Additional resources: who, what, where and how 361 Who: different groups 361 What: sustainability issues 366 Where: around the world 371 How: keeping up to date 376 Endnotes 381 Index 387Intangibles Financial Analysis of Investments and Intangibles International Accounting Standards Cases FASB ASC Research Room for Debate 11. LONG-TERM LIABILITIES The Definition of Liabilities Recognition and Measurement of Liabilities Contents Debt versus Equity Long-Term Debt Classification Other Liability Measurement Issues Troubled Debt Restructurings Financial Analysis of Long-Term Debt International Accounting Standards Cases FASB ASC Research Room for Debate 12. ACCOUNTING FOR INCOME TAXES Historical Perspective The Income Tax Allocation Issue SFAS No. 109 Financial Analysis of Income Taxes International Accounting Standards Cases FASB ASC Research Room for Debate 13. LEASES Accounting for Leases Financial Analysis of Leases International Accounting Standards Cases FASB ASC Research Room for Debate 14. PENSIONS AND OTHER POSTRETIREMENT BENEFITS Historical Perspective Accounting for the Pension Fund The Employee Retirement Income Security Act Other Postretirement Benefits SFAS No. 132 SFAS No. 158 Financial Analysis of Pension and Other Postretirement Benefits International Accounting Standards Cases FASB ASC Research Room for Debate 15. EQUITY Theories of Equity Definition of Equity Reporting Equity Financial Analysis of Stockholders' Equity International Accounting Standards Cases FASB ASC Research Room for Debate 16. ACCOUNTING FOR MULTIPLE ENTITIES Business Combinations Accounting for Business Combinations Business Combinations II Theories of Consolidation Noncontrolling Interest Drawbacks of Consolidation Special-Purpose Entities Segment Reporting Foreign Currency Translation International Accounting Standards Cases FASB ASC Research Room for Debate 17. FINANCIAL REPORTING DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS AND ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES Recognition and Measurement Criteria Areas Directly Affected by Existing FASB Standards-- Supplementary Information Other Means of Financial Reporting Other Useful Information for Investment, Credit, and Similar Decisions Securities and Exchange Commission Ethical Responsibilities International Accounting Standards Cases FASB ASC Research Room for Debate Index
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