Environment Matters

In his new book, The Advantage, Patrick Lencioni begins his case for organizational health by championing the importance of one's environment.

"The key ingredient for improvement and success is not access to knowledge or resources, as helpful as those may be. It's really about the health of the environment. And consider this: if you had to bet on the future of one of two kids, one raised by loving parents in a solid home and the other a product of apathy and dysfunction, you'd always take the former regardless of the resources surrounding them. Well, the same is true in organizations."

If you are a leader, your job is to shape the environment for your team. Focus on that this week if you want to

have organizational health.




What are some things a leader can do to create a great environment for team members?


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11 years ago

provide coffee in the am


11 years ago

I need some now! This one is a given if you are going to work somewhere . . . Thanks SB!

Joel Gray

11 years ago

You couldn't be more spot on for a Monday morning!  It is all about the environment.  I'm facing a poor project implementation mostly because we have lost control of the environment itself.  Once you lose it toward the dark side, it is very difficult to swing the momentum.  Have a great week.


11 years ago

So true. Thanks Joel! 

Chris Patton

11 years ago

Randy, I have not yet read the book, but I was able to hear Lencioni speak at Chick-Fil-A Leadercast recently.  He talked about the book and focused on one area that really interested me - being brutally intolerant around your core values.
I posted about this last week.  If you get a chance, take a look and let me know your thoughts!


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