In The Ideal Team Player, Lencioni tells the story of Jeff Shanley, a leader desperate to save his uncle’s company by restoring its cultural commitment to teamwork. Jeff must crack the code on the virtues that real team players possess, and then build a culture of hiring and development around those virtues.
Beyond the fable, Lencioni presents a practical framework and actionable tools for identifying, hiring, and developing ideal team players. Whether you’re a leader trying to create a culture around teamwork, a staffing professional looking to hire real team players, or a team player wanting to improve yourself, this book will prove to be as useful as it is compelling.
Simply put, an organization is healthy when it is whole,consistent and complete, when its management, operations andculture are unified. Healthy organizations outperform theircounterparts, are free of politics and confusion and provide anenvironment where star performers never want to leave.Lencioni’s first non-fiction book provides leaders with agroundbreaking, approachable model for achieving organizationalhealth—complete with stories, tips and anecdotes from hisexperiences consulting to some of the nation’s leadingorganizations. In this age of informational ubiquity andnano-second change, it is no longer enough to build a competitiveadvantage based on intelligence alone. The Advantage provides afoundational construct for conducting business in a newway—one that maximizes human potential and aligns theorganization around a common set of principles.
Written in the same dynamic style as his previous bestsellersincluding The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioniillustrates the principles of inspiring client loyalty through afascinating business fable. He explains the theory of vulnerabilityin depth and presents concrete steps for putting it to work in anyorganization. The story follows a small consulting firm, LighthousePartners, which often beats out big-name competitors for topclients. One such competitor buys out Lighthouse and learnsimportant lessons about what it means to provide value to itsclients.Offers a key resource for gaining competitive advantage intough timesShows why the quality of vulnerability is so important inbusinessIncludes ideas for inspiring customer and client loyaltyWritten by the highly successful consultant and business writerPatrick Lencioni
This new book in the popular Lencioni series shows what it takesto gain a real and lasting competitive edge.