The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
In "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team" Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, "The Five Temptations of a CEO" and "The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive." This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams. Kathryn Petersen, Decision Tech's CEO, faces the ultimate leadership crisis: Uniting a team in such disarray that it threatens to bring down the entire company. Will she succeed? Will she be fired? Will the company fail? Lencioni's utterly gripping tale serves as a timeless reminder that leadership requires as much courage as it does insight. Throughout the story, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams even the best ones-often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. Just as with his other books, Lencioni has written a compelling fable with a powerful yet deceptively simple message for all those who strive to be exceptional team leaders.
NEWS & OPINION: The 2012 Business Book of the Year!
Posted December 19, 2012, 6:50 PM with category of Leadership & ManagementThe Advantage is a smart, quiet book. The valedictorian of the business book class of 2012 whose extracurricular is the chess club rather than debate or pep. The title and cover are straightforward. Read more
JACK COVERT SELECTS: Jack Covert Selects - Getting Naked
Posted March 11, 2010, 9:14 PM with category of General BusinessGetting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding The Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty by Pat Lencioni, Jossey-Bass, 220 pages, $24. 95, Hardcover, February 2010, ISBN 9780787976392 For over ten years, Pat Lencioni has helped define the genre of the business fable. He is most famous for The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, which I thought so highly of that I included it in our collection of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time. Read more
NEWS & OPINION: Reviewing Reviews
Posted September 26, 2008, 4:30 PM with category of General BusinessHeather Green has written a wonderful review of Jeff Howe's Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business for the September 29 issue of BusinessWeek. After observing that "Books about the crowd are becoming a crowd unto themselves," Green writes: What sets Howe's book apart is his focus on business, an examination of different crowdsourcing models, and a deep dive into academic research to explain why people work together. It's a welcome and well-written corporate playbook for confusing times. Read more
NEWS & OPINION: Bunches of Business Book Recommendations
Posted August 25, 2008, 2:00 PM with category of General BusinessThere has been quite a run in the blogosphere in the last two weeks with people recommending business books. Josh Kauffman may have started this tidal wave with his updated 2008 version of The Personal MBA. His list is 77 books long with the mantra "skip b-school and the $100,000 loan: you can get a world-class business education simply by reading these books. Read more
NEWS & OPINION: Books Available in Spanish
Posted July 25, 2008, 7:29 PM with category of General BusinessHere are some titles available now in Spanish. If ordering these books, or any titles in another language, take care to note that availability of these books can change without notice due to publishing need, copyrights, popularity, etc. Menos es Mas: It's All Too Much by Peter Walsh - Veteran "organizational consultant" TV show host and author Walsh (How to Organize 'Just About' Everything) has more ideas in his latest book on clutter management then the spare closet has junk, and, even better, it's organized, in depth and entirely user-friendly! Read more
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