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

User Review  - James Pritchert - Goodreads

A very engaging tale written as a fable and told with some very human elements to make the story and the teaching points more real and accessible. I do like his writing style. In order to fully grasp ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

I'm generally not a fan of corporate leadership books, but when my boss handed me this and recommended that I read it, I complied. Patrick Lencioni also wrote "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team", that a ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

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 500s and high tech start-ups to universities and non-profits. His clients include AT&T, Bechtel, Boeing, Cisco, Sam's Club, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, Allstate, Visa, FedEx, New York Life, Sprint, Novell, Sybase, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the US Military Academy, West Point. He has delivered dozens of keynote addresses on leadership, organizational change, teamwork and corporate culture. He has written five best-selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO, The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary ExecutiveThe Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Overcoming the Five Dysunctions of a Team: A Field Guide, and Death by Meeting.
Previously, Lencioni worked at the management consulting firm Bain & Company, Oracle Corporation, and Sybase, where he was VP of Organization Development. He is on numerous advisory boards, and sits on the National Board of Directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation
.Lencioni speaks fluent Spanish and has worked internationally in the UK, France, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Canada and Mexico. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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