Book Review: The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family

Is your family busy?  Have you ever wondered if there is anything at all you can do about it?  Patrick Lencioni addresses those common questions of frazzled parents all over in his book The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family.  This book is a great tool for families that are seeking to reclaim their family from the busyness of life.

The questions are basic and the process is somewhat simple, but the biggest step is being willing to sit down as a family and decide what matters the most.  Lencioni makes tons of great resources and tools available on his Table Group website.

Here are the 3 big questions…

  1. What makes your family unique?
  2. What is your top priority – rallying cry – right now?
  3. How do you talk about and use the answers to these questions?
I have the privilege of being a part of an organization that has spent the last few years really solidifying our mission and vision and defining our core values.  I truly believe that our school is at a better place than it has ever been in our 27 year history because we have been willing to dig in and really gut out the answers to these kinds of questions.
Shouldn’t our families matter more?  From the time our daughter was born, we have about 6,500 days until she heads off to college.  Are we using those days intentionally?
I really enjoyed this book as I have all of Lencioni’s other leadership fables.  I look forward to finding out what these three questions really mean for our family!

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