Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors

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Wiley, Feb 2, 2006 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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In yet another page-turner, New York Times best-selling author and acclaimed management expert Patrick Lencioni addresses the costly and maddening issue of silos, the barriers that create organizational politics. Silos devastate organizations, kill productivity, push good people out the door, and jeopardize the achievement of corporate goals.

As with his other books, Lencioni writes Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars as a fictional—but eerily realistic—story. The story is about Jude Cousins, an eager young management consultant struggling to launch his practice by solving one of the more universal and frustrating problems faced by his clients. Through trial and error, he develops a simple yet ground-breaking approach for helping them transform confusion and infighting into clarity and alignment.

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User Review  - HGButchWalker - LibraryThing

Very helpful book on how to avoid political barriers in a workplace or team. The fable he uses to illustrate the principles is, as always, interesting but the insights are clear, simple and applicable. Read full review

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User Review  - Bonni208 - LibraryThing

I am conflicted in writing this review, since I had a bias about this book before I even cracked the cover. I don't much care for the fable as a means for communicating leadership theory and of course ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

PATRICK LENCIONI is founder and 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 in organizations ranging from Fortune 500s and high-tech start-ups to universities and nonprofits. He is the author of nine nationally recognized books, including the New York Times best-seller The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. You can reach him at The Table Group's web site,

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