The Five Temptations of a CEO: A Leadership Fable

The Five Temptations of a CEO: A Leadership Fable

Hardback J-b Lencioni Series

By (author) Patrick M. Lencioni

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  • Publisher: Jossey Bass Wiley
  • Format: Hardback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 211mm x 20mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 7 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470267585
  • ISBN 13: 9780470267585
  • Edition: 10
  • Edition statement: 10th Anniversary ed.
  • Sales rank: 75,532

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A commemorative edition of the landmark book from Patrick LencioniWhen 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 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 of 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 the new challenges in business and leadership that have occurred in the past ten years.

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Patrick M. 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 seven nationally recognized books, including the New York Times best-seller The Five Dysfunctions of a Team .

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The Commemorative Edition of a Landmark Book from Patrick Lencioni"Patrick Lencioni's combination of homey management truths and simpleprose has struck a chord with business leaders tired of jargon and complicated strategic models." --"The Wall Street Journal""This book reflects so much of what I love about Patrick's insights; thought provoking, challenging of the accepted, simple but not simplistic, and highly practical. It should be a primer for leaders at all levels--not just CEOs." --Colleen C. Barrett, president Southwest Airlines Co."Lencioni's remarkable ability to tell a compelling story is what sets this book apart from most other leadership books." --Pat Esser, president, Cox Communications"I talk about the Five Temptations in all my leadership programs and have used it to enhance my leadership and the leadership of others." --David C. Novak, chairman, CEO, and president Yum! Brands"The Five Temptations of a CEO is a thoughtprovoking story, a reason to examine your behavior in light of your current challenges. Read it, reflect on its message, make changes, and read it again in a few months." --Edward T. Reilly, president and CEO, American Management Association

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The Five Temptations of a CEOWhen 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. Written to be read in one sitting, this refreshingly original and utterly compelling, razor-sharp novelette serves as a timeless and potent reminder that success as a leader can come down to practicing a few simple behaviors--behaviors that are painfully difficult for each of us to master. Any executive can learn how to recognize the mistakes that leaders make.The lessons of 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 the new challenges in business and leadership that have occurred in the past ten years.

Table of contents

Tribute. Foreword. Introduction. The Fable. The Model: A Summary of Why Executives Fail. Self-Assessment. Acknowledgments. About the Author.