In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Daniel Im breakdown the leadership book The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business by Patrick Lencioni. In their conversation they discuss the following questions:
- What’s the book and why does it matter?
- Overview of the book
- How applicable is the book to leadership in my church?
- What are things churches should ignore from the book?
- What can you do this week in light of the book?
“When we are negative or frustrated it is about our environment, when someone else is negative we assume it is something about their character.”
“You have to slow down in order to go fast.”
“If people don’t weigh in, they can’t buy in.”
“Your organization can only implement a leadership pipeline when you do it together.”
“If you don’t know the answers to these questions, stop hiring people.”
“Maybe the reason your church is not impacting your community the way you want it to is because you don’t know the answer to these six questions.”
“The best systems are the most simple and least sophisticated ones.”
“The six questions are an immediate thing for you to ask.”
“Wherever you find yourself leading, this would be a great time to take a step back and take a look at those six questions.”
The Six Questions from The Advantage
1. Why do we exist?
2. How do we behave?
3. What do we do?
4. How will we succeed?
5. What is most important–right now?
6. Who must do what?