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.
In just ten minutes, The Meeting, as it would forever beknown, would begin. Casey had every reason to believe thathis performance over the next two hours would determine the fate ofhis career, his financial future, and the company he had built fromscratch.
“How could my life have unraveled so quickly?” hewondered.
In his latest page-turning work of business fiction,best-selling author Patrick Lencioni provides readers with anotherpowerful and thought-provoking book, this one centered around acure for the most painful yet underestimated problem of modernbusiness: bad meetings. And what he suggests is both simpleand revolutionary.
Casey McDaniel, the founder and CEO of Yip Software, is in themidst of a problem he created, but one he doesn’t know how tosolve. And he doesn’t know where or who to turn to foradvice. His staff can’t help him; they’re asdumbfounded as he is by their tortuous meetings.
Then an unlikely advisor, Will Peterson, enters Casey’sworld. When he proposes an unconventional, even radical,approach to solving the meeting problem, Casey is just desperateenough to listen.
As in his other books, Lencioni provides a framework for hisgroundbreaking model, and makes it applicable to the realworld. Death by Meeting is nothing short of ablueprint for leaders who want to eliminate waste and frustrationamong their teams, and create environments of engagement andpassion.
In his sixth fable, bestselling author Patrick Lencioni takes on a topic that almost everyone can relate to: job misery. Millions of workers, even those who have carefully chosen careers based on true passions and interests, dread going to work, suffering each day as they trudge to jobs that make them cynical, weary, and frustrated. It is a simple fact of business life that any job, from investment banker to dishwasher, can become miserable. Through the story of a CEO turned pizzeria manager, Lencioni reveals the three elements that make work miserable -- irrelevance, immeasurability, and anonymity -- and gives managers and their employees the keys to make any job more engaging.
As with all of Lencioni’s books, this one is filled with actionable advice you can put into effect immediately. In addition to the fable, the book includes a detailed model examining the three root causes of job misery and how they can be remedied. It covers the benefits of managing for job engagement within organizations -- increased productivity, greater retention, and competitive advantage -- and offers examples of how managers can use the applications in the book to deal with specific jobs and situations.
Patrick Lencioni is President of The Table Group, a management consulting firm specializing in executive team development and organizational health. As a consultant and keynote speaker, he has worked with thousands of senior executives and executive teams in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to high-tech startups to universities and nonprofits. His clients include. AT&T, Direct TV, JCPenney, Microsoft, Nestle, Northwestern Mutual, Southwest Airlines and St. Jude Chilren’s Research Hospital. Lencioni is the author of ten bestselling books, including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Advantage. He previously worked for Oracle, Sybase, and the management consulting firm Bain & Company.