Book Reviews

The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable
By: Patrick Lencioni

The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable

Patrick Lencioni has written a number of useful business fables. A great story teller, all based on solid organizational behavior research, this text is no different.

In The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive he tells the story of a CEO, Rich O’Connor and his obsession with his “yellow sheet” that outlined four important leadership disciplines. Here is an outline:

  1. Build and maintain a cohesive leadership team
  2. Create organizational clarity
  3. Over-communicate organizational clarity
  4. Reinforce organizational clarity through human systems

This text is a wonderful reminder of the core elements of an extraordinary leadership model. Easy to read, engaging and value rich, it will not disappoint even the most experienced teams.

Questions or comments? Please contact Mark Frasco at mfrasco@teamCOACT.com.