successful and mediocre organizations – the difference

Good morning! Enjoying a cool August morning here in southwest Michigan. Today, I get to work with a special group of people at Life Action Ministries.

What is it that distinguishes the excellent organizations from the mediocre ones? Is it innovation and creativity? Is it better marketing? Is it better financial management? Is it more passionate and dedicated people?

Yes and no. Primarily no. Actually those things above and more are actually the outcomes of something more fundamental. Read what Patrick Lencioni has to say:

After two decades of working with CEOs and their teams of senior executives, I’ve become absolutely convinced that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre or unsuccessful ones has little, if anything, to do with what they know or how smart they are; it has everything to do with how healthy they are.The Advantage

I agree. So, is it time to do a health checkup on your team or organization? How healthy is your organization? What do you need to do to get it healthy? Start by reading Lencioni’s book The Advantage.

Hope you have a blessed day!