Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni is passionate about creating great teams—and the leaders to guide them. According to him, teamwork remains the ultimate competitive advantage, and he shows you how to bring the members of your organization together, motivate them and then provide them with intense focus on a common goal to achieve bottom-line success. Lencioni believes the primary responsibility of executives is to make the working lives of their people easier and as free of work-related problems as possible.

Turning his expertise to the everyday challenges of office politics and turf wars, as well as to the root causes of frustration on the part of employees, Lencioni brings new understanding to the most common challenges of life on the job, providing strategies that can be used to help employees be happier—and more productive—at work. His is the author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, which remains a seminal treatise on organizational performance and Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding the Three Fears that Sabatoge Client Loyalty. Patrick Lencioni is founder and president of The Table Group, Inc., a specialized management-consulting firm focused on organizational health. He has been described by The One-Minute Manager’s Ken Blanchard as “fast defining the next generation of leadership thinkers.”

TOPICS

Getting Naked
Based on the principles in his book, Getting Naked (2010), Pat Lencioni presents a revolutionary and counterintuitive approach to client service that yields uncommon levels of trust and loyalty. Naked Service, as Lencioni calls it, provokes consultants and service providers to be completely transparent and vulnerable with clients and to avoid the three fears that ultimately sabotage client allegiance. Learn principles like ‘enter the danger,’ ‘tell the kind truth,’ and ‘always consult instead of sell’ that can help you establish a fiercely loyal client base. Whether you are an internal or external consultant, financial advisor or anyone else serving long-term clients—you will glean some powerful tools for overcoming the three fears, and gain a real and lasting competitive edge.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
According to Pat Lencioni, teamwork remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare. He makes the point that if you could get all the people in an organization rowing in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time. Based on his runaway best-seller, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team (2002), Pat uncovers the natural human tendencies that derail teams and lead to politics and confusion in so many organizations. Audience members will walk away with specific advice and practical tools for overcoming the dysfunctions and making their teams more functional and cohesive.

The Three Signs of a Miserable Job
In this talk, Pat addresses perhaps the most timeless and elusive topic related to work: job misery. Based on his book, The Three Signs of a Miserable Job , Lencioni delivers a message that is as revolutionary as it is shockingly simple. Using a mix of humor and poignancy, he dismantles the root causes of frustration and anguish at work: anonymity, irrelevance and immeasurement. In doing so, he provides managers at all levels, as well as employees, with actionable wisdom and advice about how they can bring fulfillment and meaning to any job in any industry. Whether you’re an executive looking to establish a sustainable competitive advantage around culture, a manager trying to engage and retain your people, or an employee who has almost given up on finding meaning and fulfillment in your work, this talk will prove immediately invaluable.

Silos, Politics and Turf Wars
In his talk, Pat Lencioni tackles a prominent symptom of corporate frustration: silos, the invisible barriers that separate work teams, departments and divisions, causing people who are supposed to be on the same team to work against one another. According to Pat, silos—and the turf wars they enable—devastate organizations by wasting resources, killing productivity and jeopardizing results. Drawing from his book, Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars, Pat provides leaders with powerful advice on how to eliminate the structural obstacles that derail organizations. Urging leaders to provide a compelling context for their employees to work together, Pat’s model gives leaders a simple tool for enabling clarity, unity and alignment in their organizations.

The Four Disciplines of a Healthy Organization
Pat Lencioni claims that most companies have enough organizational intelligence, intellectual property and human capital to succeed, but ultimately fail to leverage those assets because they lack something he calls ‘organizational health.’ He defines a healthy organization as one where internal confusion and politics are minimized and an atmosphere of clarity and employee productivity can flourish. Built upon his model in The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive, Pat helps leaders understand the disarming simplicity and power of organizational health and reveals the four actionable steps that allow them to achieve it.

Confronting the Absurdity of Meetings
Based on his book, Death by Meeting, Pat debunks the myth that meetings are inherently bad and presents a new, radical approach that will transform your meetings from drudgery to the focused, relevant and compelling business activities they ought to be.

The Five Temptations of a Leader
Lencioni believes that leaders too often over-complicate their jobs when, in reality, success hinges on mastering a few simple behaviors that require uncommon levels of discipline. Based on his model from his book The Five Temptations of a CEO, Pat offers actionable advice on how to overcome the five behavioral pitfalls that prevent leaders from achieving their full potential.

The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family
Drawing on a few of his most influential business models, Lencioni turns his attention to the most important and overlooked organization in society—the family. He demonstrates how addressing three important questions will help families yield context in which to make daily decisions, reduce distractions and, ultimately, restore sanity.

 

 

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Patrick Lencioni is passionate about creating great teams—and the leaders to guide them. According to him, teamwork remains the ultimate competitive advantage, and he shows you how to bring the members of your organization together, motivate them and then provide them with intense focus on a common goal to achieve bottom-line success. Lencioni believes the primary responsibility of executives is to make the working lives of their people easier and as free of work-related problems as possible.

Turning his expertise to the everyday challenges of office politics and turf wars, as well as to the root causes of frustration on the part of employees, Lencioni brings new understanding to the most common challenges of life on the job, providing strategies that can be used to help employees be happier—and more productive—at work. His is the author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, which remains a seminal treatise on organizational performance and Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding the Three Fears that Sabatoge Client Loyalty. Patrick Lencioni is founder and president of The Table Group, Inc., a specialized management-consulting firm focused on organizational health. He has been described by The One-Minute Manager’s Ken Blanchard as “fast defining the next generation of leadership thinkers.”

TOPICS

Getting Naked
Based on the principles in his book, Getting Naked (2010), Pat Lencioni presents a revolutionary and counterintuitive approach to client service that yields uncommon levels of trust and loyalty. Naked Service, as Lencioni calls it, provokes consultants and service providers to be completely transparent and vulnerable with clients and to avoid the three fears that ultimately sabotage client allegiance. Learn principles like ‘enter the danger,’ ‘tell the kind truth,’ and ‘always consult instead of sell’ that can help you establish a fiercely loyal client base. Whether you are an internal or external consultant, financial advisor or anyone else serving long-term clients—you will glean some powerful tools for overcoming the three fears, and gain a real and lasting competitive edge.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
According to Pat Lencioni, teamwork remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare. He makes the point that if you could get all the people in an organization rowing in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time. Based on his runaway best-seller, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team (2002), Pat uncovers the natural human tendencies that derail teams and lead to politics and confusion in so many organizations. Audience members will walk away with specific advice and practical tools for overcoming the dysfunctions and making their teams more functional and cohesive.

The Three Signs of a Miserable Job
In this talk, Pat addresses perhaps the most timeless and elusive topic related to work: job misery. Based on his book, The Three Signs of a Miserable Job , Lencioni delivers a message that is as revolutionary as it is shockingly simple. Using a mix of humor and poignancy, he dismantles the root causes of frustration and anguish at work: anonymity, irrelevance and immeasurement. In doing so, he provides managers at all levels, as well as employees, with actionable wisdom and advice about how they can bring fulfillment and meaning to any job in any industry. Whether you’re an executive looking to establish a sustainable competitive advantage around culture, a manager trying to engage and retain your people, or an employee who has almost given up on finding meaning and fulfillment in your work, this talk will prove immediately invaluable.

Silos, Politics and Turf Wars
In his talk, Pat Lencioni tackles a prominent symptom of corporate frustration: silos, the invisible barriers that separate work teams, departments and divisions, causing people who are supposed to be on the same team to work against one another. According to Pat, silos—and the turf wars they enable—devastate organizations by wasting resources, killing productivity and jeopardizing results. Drawing from his book, Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars, Pat provides leaders with powerful advice on how to eliminate the structural obstacles that derail organizations. Urging leaders to provide a compelling context for their employees to work together, Pat’s model gives leaders a simple tool for enabling clarity, unity and alignment in their organizations.

The Four Disciplines of a Healthy Organization
Pat Lencioni claims that most companies have enough organizational intelligence, intellectual property and human capital to succeed, but ultimately fail to leverage those assets because they lack something he calls ‘organizational health.’ He defines a healthy organization as one where internal confusion and politics are minimized and an atmosphere of clarity and employee productivity can flourish. Built upon his model in The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive, Pat helps leaders understand the disarming simplicity and power of organizational health and reveals the four actionable steps that allow them to achieve it.

Confronting the Absurdity of Meetings
Based on his book, Death by Meeting, Pat debunks the myth that meetings are inherently bad and presents a new, radical approach that will transform your meetings from drudgery to the focused, relevant and compelling business activities they ought to be.

The Five Temptations of a Leader
Lencioni believes that leaders too often over-complicate their jobs when, in reality, success hinges on mastering a few simple behaviors that require uncommon levels of discipline. Based on his model from his book The Five Temptations of a CEO, Pat offers actionable advice on how to overcome the five behavioral pitfalls that prevent leaders from achieving their full potential.

The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family
Drawing on a few of his most influential business models, Lencioni turns his attention to the most important and overlooked organization in society—the family. He demonstrates how addressing three important questions will help families yield context in which to make daily decisions, reduce distractions and, ultimately, restore sanity.

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