All week we have looked at Patrick Lencioni’s book, The Advantage. Hopefully it has caused you to evaluate your team environment and make some adjustments.

As we close the week, may I remind you that even If you successfully build a cohesive leadership team, create clarity, and over-communicate clarity, there is still a missing component if you expect to gain your own advantage. You must also reinforce clarity. Without reinforcement your values will never spread through your team.

Lencioni says it like this …

“Organizations sustain their health by ensuring consistency in… 

  • Hiring
  • Managing performance
  • Rewards and recognition
  • Employee dismissal

In other words, consistency is your best friend … in every area. Through the years I have listened to dozens of leaders say one thing, only to do something else … Bosses who champion a grand vision on their hire date, but lose focus when distractions arise … Coaches who preach hard work, yet choose talented players with mediocre attitudes instead … Managers who demand perfection while simultaneously cutting corners.

If you want to gain the upper hand in your leadership arena you must be consistent.

Hire the right people, lead them well, reward and recognize relationally, and remove distractions.

People love predictable. No one wants to be a part of a team led by a double standard leader. If you want to be great – if you want an advantage, build a cohesive leadership team, create clarity, over-communicate clarity, and then reinforce clarity.

Leadership Begins at Home,


What are some other ways a leader can reinforce clarity?

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Author: Randy

Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.