Silos, Politics and Turf Wars

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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 146 x 216 x 21mm | 378g
  • Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0787976385
  • 9780787976385
  • 49,700

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.
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Review quote

"...full of common sense...memorable" (Publishers Weekly, January 30, 2006) " 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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About Patrick M. Lencioni

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