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

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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.show more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 144.78 x 208.28 x 25.4mm | 362.87g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0787976385
  • 9780787976385
  • 39,999

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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)show more

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SILOS, POLITICS and TURF WARS ONE WEEK. That's all the time Jude had, because that's when his next workshop would take place at Children's Hospital. And so he became almost obsessed with figuring out the "silo thing," reading everything he could get his hands on having anything to do with organizational politics. 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.show more

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PRAISE FOR SILOS, POLITICS, AND TURF WARS "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 Meetingshow more

About Patrick M. Lencioni

PATRICK 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 nine nationally recognized books, including the New York Times best-seller The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. You can reach him at The Table Group's web site, www.tablegroup.com For a free downloadable Silo tool, or to sign up for Patrick's newsletter, please visit www.tablegroup.com/silosshow more

Table of contents

Introduction vii The Fable Part One: Entrepreneurial Ambition 3 Part Two: Roller Coaster 19 Part Three: Rally 77 Part Four: Moments of Truth 139 The Theory Introduction to Silos 175 Components of the Model 178 Identifying a Thematic Goal 187 Case Studies 189 Managing and Organizing Around the Thematic Goal 197 Thematic Goals and Long-Term Context 202 Making Matrix Organizations Work 205 Getting Started 207 Acknowledgments 209 About the Author 211show more

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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)show more

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