Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues into Competitors

Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues into Competitors

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By (author) Patrick M. Lencioni

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  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 145mm x 211mm x 25mm | 794g
  • Publication date: 3 March 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0787976385
  • ISBN 13: 9780787976385
  • Sales rank: 55,654

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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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"...full of common sense...memorable" (Publishers Weekly, January 30, 2006) "...an excellent book that nearly everyone will identify with and benefit from..." (Personnel Today, May 2006) "... an engaging, simplistic read, and one that reinforced many impressions about the 'problems within' and strategies to solve them." (The British Journal Of Administrative Management, February/March 07) "...if your business experiences politics... this book may be for you." (EN, the magazine for entrepreneurs, January 2008)

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"Lencioni's theory around alignment is simple and powerful, and could apply to any type of organization, large or small."--Gary C. Kelly, vice chairman and chief executive officer, Southwest Airlines Co."An incisive and insightful look at how companies can recognize and remedy infighting. The tone of Patrick's writing is as warm and readable as the advice itself is sound."--Michael A. George, chief marketing officer, Dell Inc."Lencioni is a master at creating real and tangible company alignment. We're using these principles to rally our people around building a global brand. Huge applause from our entire organization."--Brian Scudamore, founder & CEO, 1-800-GOT-JUNK?Other Best-Selling Leadership Books by Patrick Lencioni"The Five Dysfunctions of a Team""Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide""The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive""The Five Temptations of a CEO""Death by Meeting"For a free downloadable Silo tool, or to sign upfor Patrick's newsletter, please visit ww.tablegroup.com

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But Jude would not find his answer in any book. It would find him, in a more surprising way than he could ever have imagined. 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. Lencioni's latest fable is as practical as it is engrossing. Anyone who has lived through corporate turf wars or experienced the absurdity of departmental politics will find Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars an invaluable resource.

Table of contents

Introduction. The Fable. Part One: Entrepreneurial Ambition. Part Two: Roller Coaster. Part Three: Rally. Part Four: Moments of Truth. The Theory. Introduction to Silos. Components of the Model. Identifying a Thematic Goal. Case Studies. Managing and Organizing Around the Thematic Goal. Thematic Goals and Long-Term Context. Making Matrix Organizations Work. Getting Started. Acknowledgments. About the Author.