Getting Naked is much more of an autobiographical pieces compared to Lencioni’s other titles, in fact it’s written in the first person.
While Four Obsessions of the Extraordinary Executive is, in my opinion, the “rosette stone” of the Lencioni titles I’ve read (I still have one last one to read – Silos, Politics and Turf Wars), Getting Naked is the other bookend. While Executive is “bigger picture” on developing a health organization, Naked is the practical day-to-day tools use to serve your clients, regardless of your industry, business or position.
While the information is hugely practical, it is simultaneously challenging – a great combination.
If you had to read just one Lencioni book, I’d recommend Executive. If your list was for just two, add Getting Naked – a great “bookend” collection. If you wanted to read three – add Dysfunctions of a Team would be the next addition. After that add Meeting to death. To round out the “top five” I’d say either Temptations for senior/executive staff or Miserable Job for mid-level management or staff (more of a 5a or 5b selection).
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5