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Patrick  Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni

Management Consultant

Biography

Patrick Lencioni is founder and president of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products, and services that improve teamwork, clarity, and employee engagement. Read More >

Lencioni’s passion for organizations and teams is reflected in his writing, speaking, and executive consulting. He is the author of ten best-selling books with over three million copies sold. After ten years in print, his book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team continues to be a fixture on national bestseller lists. His latest book, The Advantage: Why Organization Health Trumps Everything Else in Business, was released to favorable reviews and became a national bestseller in its first launch week.

The widespread appeal of Lencioni’s leadership models have yielded a diverse base of speaking and consulting clients, including a mix of Fortune 500 companies, professional sports organizations, the military, nonprofits, schools, and churches. In riveting keynotes, Lencioni brings his models on organizational health, teamwork, leadership, and employee engagement to tens of thousands of leaders each year. Consistently the top rated keynote speaker at major conferences, he shares his models and inspires his audiences through his accessibility, humor, and storytelling.

Named in Fortune magazine as one of the “ten new gurus you should know,” Pat Lencioni and his work have been featured in USA Today, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Harvard Business Review, to name a few. Prior to founding his firm, he worked as a corporate executive for Sybase, Oracle, and Bain & Company.

Whether you're rolling out a new culture initiative, developing your leaders, or seeking a thought-provoking, engaging, and relevant keynote speaker for your group, Patrick Lencioni will entertain and captivate your audience. Read Less ^

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The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business

Team Work and Team Building

Speech Topics

The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business

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. Read More >

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 nonfiction 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. Read Less ^

Silos, Politics & Turf Wars

In this keynote speech, Lencioni tackles corporate 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 Lencioni, 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, Lencioni 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.

Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Anyone who has ever worked in an organization understands the frustration caused by office politics and dysfunctional teams. Unfortunately, there has never been a full understanding of the underlying reasons for these problems and certainly no hope for a cure--until now. Based on his runaway best-seller, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni’s “Five Dysfunction of a Team” keynote speech identifies the five root causes for team dysfunction and provides solutions to help make any team successful.

Confronting the Absurdity of Meetings

Based on his bestselling book, Death by Meeting, Lencioni reveals some surprising truths about why we hate meetings, why we shouldn’t, and how to make them work. He debunks the myth that meetings are inherently bad and makes the case that they are, in fact, one of the most critical activities at the heart of a competitive organization. Using pointed and humorous case studies throughout his keynote presentation, Lencioni paints the picture of prototypically bad meetings, and presents a new, radical approach to meetings, one that transforms them from drudgery to focused, relevant and compelling business activities.

The Five Temptations of a Leader

 A leader’s success hinges on a few simple behaviors—behaviors that require remarkable levels of discipline. Based on the model in his best-selling book, The Five Temptations of a CEO, Lencioni captures the common pitfalls that all leaders face and suggests practical ways to overcome them.

The Four Disciplines of a Healthy Organization

Organizational health is one of the last competitive advantages for sustainable success. In this keynote address, Lencioni not only offers actionable advice on how to begin the process of building a healthy organization, but also provides key insights on how to minimize confusion and politics and create an atmosphere of maximum clarity, where employee productivity can flourish.

The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family

Drawing on a few of his most influential and well-received business models, Lencioni has turned his attention to the most important and overlooked organization in society—the family. In his keynote speech, Lencioni prescribes some powerfully simple business principles that parents can quickly put into action to bring about more purpose and clarity to their home lives. Using case studies from real families who have successfully implemented his model, Lencioni will demonstrate how addressing three important questions will help families yield context in which to make daily decisions, reduce distractions, and restore sanity to any family.

Books & Media

Books

The Advantage

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