In this unique and groundbreaking book, business consultant and New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni turns his sights on the most important organization in our lives—the family. As a husband and the father of four young boys, Lencioni realized the discrepancy between the time and energy his clients put into running their organizations and the reactive way most people run their personal lives. Having experienced the stress of a frantic family firsthand, he and his wife began applying some of the tools he uses with Fortune 500 companies at home, and with surprising results.
About the Author
Patrick Lencioni is a New York Times best-selling business author of seven books including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Three Signs of a Miserable Job. He is also a husband and the father of four boys. As president and founder of The Table Group, Pat has consulted to CEOs and leadership teams in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies and start-ups to churches and non-profits. In addition to his books, Pat has written or been featured in publications like Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Leader to Leader, and USA Today.
Table of Contents
Part One: The Problem 3
Part Two: Business School 49
Part Three: Trial and Error 107
The Frantic Family 171
Fast, Fast, Fast 176
The Three Big Questions 179
Question #1: What makes your family unique? 180
Question #2: What is your family’s top priority—rallying cry—right now? 190
Question #3: How do you talk about and use the answers to these questions? 196
Author’s Note 201
Family Examples 204
About the Author 221
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A quick moral that is simply told. It's based on the types of strategic planning often used in business. The techniques are simplified to the key questions families need to understand their unique situation and get what is most valuable to them.
Patrick Lencioni uses a story to illustrate the importance and power of using simple principles to clarify decisions in your family. It is a quick and easy read and is hard to put down, but it has a lot of great ideas and he communicates the principles very well. I just finished the book and look forward to putting this into practice in my family. I hope you get this book and are as excited about it as I am.