The Ideal Team Player Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Ideal Team Player


  • Author : Patrick M. Lencioni
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-04-25
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119209614

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The Ideal Team Player Excerpt :

In his classic book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni laid out a groundbreaking approach for tackling the perilous group behaviors that destroy teamwork. Here he turns his focus to the individual, revealing the three indispensable virtues of an ideal team player. 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.

The Ideal Team Player Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Ideal Team Player


  • Author : Patrick M. Lencioni
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-04-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119209591

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The Ideal Team Player Excerpt :

In his classic book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni laid out a groundbreaking approach for tackling the perilous group behaviors that destroy teamwork. Here he turns his focus to the individual, revealing the three indispensable virtues of an ideal team player. 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.

Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team


  • Author : Patrick M. Lencioni
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-06-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470893883

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Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team Excerpt :

In the years following the publication of Patrick Lencioni’s best-seller The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, fans have been clamoring for more information on how to implement the ideas outlined in the book. In Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni offers more specific, practical guidance for overcoming the Five Dysfunctions—using tools, exercises, assessments, and real-world examples. He examines questions that all teams must ask themselves: Are we really a team? How are we currently performing? Are we prepared to invest the time and energy required to be a great team? Written concisely and to the point, this guide gives leaders, line managers, and consultants alike the tools they need to get their teams up and running quickly and effectively.

Death by Meeting Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Death by Meeting


  • Author : Patrick M. Lencioni
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-06-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 0470893877

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Death by Meeting Excerpt :

Casey McDaniel had never been so nervous in his life. In just ten minutes, The Meeting, as it would forever be known, would begin. Casey had every reason to believe that his performance over the next two hours would determine the fate of his career, his financial future, and the company he had built from scratch. “How could my life have unraveled so quickly?” he wondered. In his latest page-turning work of business fiction, best-selling author Patrick Lencioni provides readers with another powerful and thought-provoking book, this one centered around a cure for the most painful yet underestimated problem of modern business: bad meetings. And what he suggests is both simple and revolutionary. Casey McDaniel, the founder and CEO of Yip Software, is in the midst of a problem he created, but one he doesn’t know how to solve. And he doesn’t know where or who to turn to for advice. His staff can’t help him; they’re as dumbfounded as he is by their tortuous meetings. Then an unlikely advisor, Will Peterson, enters Casey’s world. When he proposes an unconventional, even radical, approach to solving the meeting problem, Casey is just desperate enough to listen. As in his other books, Lencioni provides a framework for his groundbreaking model, and makes it applicable to the real world. Death by Meeting is nothing short of a blueprint for leaders who want to eliminate waste and frustration among their teams, and create environments of engagement and passion.

The Motive Book

The Motive


  • Author : Patrick M. Lencioni
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-02-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119600459

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The Motive Excerpt :

Shay was still angry but shrugged nonchalantly as if to say, it’s not that big of a deal. “So, what am I wrong about?” “You’re not going to want to hear this, but I have to tell you anyway.” Liam paused before finishing. “You might be working hard, but you’re not doing it for the company.” “What the hell does that mean?” Shay wanted to know. Knowing that his adversary might punch him for what he was about to say, Liam responded. “You’re doing it for yourself.” New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni has written a dozen books that focus on how leaders can build teams and lead organizations. In The Motive, he shifts his attention toward helping them understand the importance of why they’re leading in the first place. In what may be his edgiest page-turner to date, Lencioni thrusts his readers into a day-long conversation between rival CEOs. Shay Davis is the CEO of Golden Gate Alarm, who, after just a year in his role, is beginning to worry about his job and is desperate to figure out how to turn things around. With nowhere else to turn, Shay receives some hard-to-swallow advice from the most unlikely and unwanted source—Liam Alcott, CEO of a more successful security company and his most hated opponent. Lencioni uses unexpected plot twists and crisp dialogue to take us on a journey that culminates in a resolution that is as unexpected as it is enlightening. As he does in his other books, he then provides a straightforward summary of the lessons from the fable, combining a clear explanation of his theory with practical advice to help executives examine their true motivation for leading. In addition to provoking readers to honestly assess themselves, Lencioni presents action steps for changing their approach in five key areas. In doing so, he helps leaders avoid the pitfalls that stifle their organizations and even hurt the people they are meant to serve.

The Three Signs of a Miserable Job Book
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

The Three Signs of a Miserable Job


  • Author : Patrick M. Lencioni
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-06-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470893999

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The Three Signs of a Miserable Job Excerpt :

A bestselling author and business guru tells how to improve your job satisfaction and performance. In his sixth fable, bestselling author Patrick Lencioni takes on a topic that almost everyone can relate to: the causes of a miserable job. 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 fulfilling. 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 signs of job misery and how they can be remedied. It covers the benefits of managing for job fulfillment 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 (San Francisco, CA) 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, Bechtel, Boeing, Cisco, Sam?s Club, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, Allstate, Visa, FedEx, New York Life, Sprint, Novell, Sybase, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Lencioni is the author of six bestselling books, including The Five Dysfunctions

The Advantage Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

The Advantage


  • Author : Patrick M. Lencioni
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-03-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118266106

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The Advantage Excerpt :

There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and more to do with how healthy they are. In this book, Lencioni brings together his vast experience and many of the themes cultivated in his other best-selling books and delivers a first: a cohesive and comprehensive exploration of the unique advantage organizational health provides. Simply put, an organization is healthy when it is whole, consistent and complete, when its management, operations and culture are unified. Healthy organizations outperform their counterparts, are free of politics and confusion and provide an environment where star performers never want to leave. Lencioni’s first non-fiction book provides leaders with a groundbreaking, approachable model for achieving organizational health—complete with stories, tips and anecdotes from his experiences consulting to some of the nation’s leading organizations. In this age of informational ubiquity and nano-second change, it is no longer enough to build a competitive advantage based on intelligence alone. The Advantage provides a foundational construct for conducting business in a new way—one that maximizes human potential and aligns the organization around a common set of principles.

Getting Naked Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Getting Naked


  • Author : Patrick M. Lencioni
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-02-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 9780787976392

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Getting Naked Excerpt :

Another extraordinary business fable from the New York Times bestselling author Patrick Lencioni Written in the same dynamic style as his previous bestsellers including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni illustrates the principles of inspiring client loyalty through a fascinating business fable. He explains the theory of vulnerability in depth and presents concrete steps for putting it to work in any organization. The story follows a small consulting firm, Lighthouse Partners, which often beats out big-name competitors for top clients. One such competitor buys out Lighthouse and learns important lessons about what it means to provide value to its clients. Offers a key resource for gaining competitive advantage in tough times Shows why the quality of vulnerability is so important in business Includes ideas for inspiring customer and client loyalty Written by the highly successful consultant and business writer Patrick Lencioni This new book in the popular Lencioni series shows what it takes to gain a real and lasting competitive edge.

The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player Book
Score: 2.5
From 2 Ratings

The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player


  • Author : John C. Maxwell
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Leadership
  • Release Date : 2006-10-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781418508241

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The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player Excerpt :

Leadership expert John C. Maxwell follows his best-selling The Indisputable Laws of Teamwork with this powerfully succinct companion book, The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player. He presents a clear analysis of the personal characteristics necessary for becoming an effective team player. MaxwellÆs detailed descriptions and many examples are easy to understand and applicable whether at home, on the job, at church, or on the ball field. Inside The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player, Maxwell outlines the successes of team players who have been: Intentional- making every action count toward a long-term goal Relational- focused on others Selfless- willing to take a subordinate role for the sake of the team Tenacious- hardworking and optimistic in the face of setbacks Maxwell shows how these qualities, and many others, impact the team and its success. The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player is not feel-good platitudes and abstract thinking, but concrete actions designed to improve the value of every team player.

Faith Driven Entrepreneur Book

Faith Driven Entrepreneur


  • Author : Henry Kaestner
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2021-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496457233

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Faith Driven Entrepreneur Excerpt :

"I'm excited about Faith Driven Entrepreneur. Anyone who is following the example of their creator God can find echoes of their work in this book." --Lecrae Entrepreneurship can be a lonely journey. But it doesn't need to be. God has a purpose and a plan for all those entrepreneurial dreams and creative gifts he gave you. The work you do today--the company you've built, the employees you work with, the customers you serve, the shareholders you report to, all of it--serves as an active part of what God wants to accomplish on earth. You are not alone in this journey. Join other faith-driven entrepreneurs as, together, we identify the values, habits, and traits that empower us to successfully build businesses, serve our communities, and faithfully pursue a loving relationship with God; read stories that exemplify how those values, habits, and traits unfold in everyday life; and discover the potential God wants to unleash through our work. Each book purchase includes access to the eight-session Faith Driven Entrepreneur video series, a discussion guide to encourage conversation among peers, and an invitation to join a Faith Driven Entrepreneur Group to meet other like-minded entrepreneurs.

We ve Got Issues Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

We ve Got Issues


  • Author : Judith Warner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-02-23
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101185353

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We ve Got Issues Excerpt :

In her provocative new book, New York Times-bestselling author Judith Warner explores the storm of debate over whether we are overdiagnosing and overmedicating our children who have "issues." In Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety, Judith Warner explained what's gone wrong with the culture of parenting, and her conclusions sparked a national debate on how women and society view motherhood. Her new book, We've Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication, will generate the same kind of controversy, as she tackles a subject that's just as contentious and important: Are parents and physicians too quick to prescribe medi­cation to control our children's behavior? Are we using drugs to excuse inept parents who can't raise their children properly? What Warner discovered from the extensive research and interviewing she did for this book is that passion on both sides of the issue "is ideological and only tangentially about real children," and she cuts through the jargon and hysteria to delve into a topic that for millions of parents involves one of the most important decisions they'll ever make for their child. Insightful, compelling, and deeply mov­ing, We've Got Issues is for parents, doctors, and teachers-anyone who cares about the welfare of today's children.

The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive


  • Author : Patrick M. Lencioni
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-06-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN 10 : 0470918241

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The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive Excerpt :

A gripping tale that reveals what occupies the minds of the world’s best business leaders As CEO, most everything that Rich O'Connor did had something to do with at least one of the four disciplines on his famed "yellow sheet." Some of the firm's executives joked that he was obsessed with it. Interestingly, only a handful of people knew what was on that sheet, and so it remained something of a mystery. Which was okay with Rich, because no one really needed to understand it, other than him. He certainly never suspected that it would become the blueprint of an employee's plan to destroy the firm. In this stunning follow-up to his best-selling book, The Five Temptations of a CEO, Patrick Lencioni offers up another leadership fable that's every bit as compelling and illuminating as its predecessor. This time, Lencioni's focus is on a leader's crucial role in building a healthy organization - an often overlooked but essential element of business life that is the linchpin of sustained success. Readers are treated to a story of corporate intrigue as Rich O'Connor, fictional CEO of technology consulting company Telegraph Partners, faces a leadership challenge so great that it threatens to topple his company, his career and everything he holds true about what makes a leader truly exceptional. In the story's telling, Lencioni deftly helps his readers understand the disarming simplicity and power of creating a healthy organization and reveals four key disciplines that they can follow to achieve it. In The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive, Lencioni delivers an utterly gripping tale with a powerful and memorable message for all who strive to be remarkable leaders.

The Five Temptations of a CEO Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Five Temptations of a CEO


  • Author : Patrick M. Lencioni
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-06-23
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470267585

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The Five Temptations of a CEO Excerpt :

A commemorative edition of the landmark book from Patrick Lencioni When it was published ten years ago, The Five Temptations of a CEO was like no other business book that came before. Highly sought-after management consultant Patrick Lencioni deftly told the tale of a young CEO who, facing his first annual board review, knows he is failing, but doesn't know why. Refreshingly original and utterly compelling, this razor-sharp novelette plus self-assessment (written to be read in one sitting) serves as a timeless and potent reminder that success as a leader can come down to practicing a few simple behaviors that are painfully difficult for each of us to master. Any executive can learn how to recognize the mistakes that leaders can make and how to avoid them. The lessons in The Five Temptations of a CEO, are as relevant today as ever, and this special anniversary edition celebrates ten years of inspiration and enlightenment with a brand-new introduction and reflections from Lencioni on new challenges in business and leadership that have arisen in the past ten years.

The 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family


  • Author : Patrick M. Lencioni
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-09-09
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780787995324

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The 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family Excerpt :

A singularly relevant application of organizational leadership to the home and family In this unique and groundbreaking book, business consultant and New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni sets his sights on the most important organization in our lives—the family. As a husband and as the father of four young boys, Lencioni realized the discrepancy between the time and energy his clients put into running their organizations and the reactive way most people run their personal lives. Having experienced the stress of a frantic family firsthand, he and his wife began applying some of the tools he uses with Fortune 500 companies at home, and with surprising results. In the book, you’ll learn to answer questions like: What makes my family unique? What is my family’s biggest priority–its rallying cry–right now? How can my family use the answers to these questions today, next week, and next year? An indispensable resource for busy professionals with full family lives, The 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family belongs on the bookshelves of anyone who has ever struggled to balance leading people at work with leading a family unit.

The Better Pastor Book

The Better Pastor


  • Author : Patrick Lencioni
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-08-11
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 069258160X

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