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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (575 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick Lencioni Narrator: Eric Conger Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2006 ISBN:
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Silos are organizations' vertical structures, but the word has become synonymous with barriers to workplace effectiveness and connotes deep political infighting. Silos devastate organizations, kill productivity, push good people out the door, and jeopardize the achievement of corporate goals. They cause stress, exasperation, and disappointment by forcing employees to fight bloody, unwinnable battles with people who should be teammates.

Like his other fables, Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars is fiction in realistic form, involving not one, but three organizations, all struggling to eliminate their silos and bridge a sense of alignment back in place.

This audio comes with a bonus interview and introduction read by the author. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 2/19/2014

    " A fluffed out magazine article that did have a few good ideas, mostly in the last 15 pages. Borrow it from somebody and skim the last part. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 2/14/2014

    " Crisis often improve performance because of how people react and behave. Don't wait for a crisis to do those things. Create a dominant theme for work over the next 6 months and then create the objectives to achieve that theme. Excellent book gives some good ideas for management focus. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter Krol | 2/12/2014

    " Very helpful on bringing people together around a common goal. Geared for a business context. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 2/2/2014

    " Usually I love this guys books, but this one was a disappointment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 1/31/2014

    " Like his other books, Lencioni uses the structure of a management fable to illustrate and explore the causes and consequences of isolationist silos in companies and the inevitably resulting turf wars. These challenges are resource hogs and they kill productivity in organizations. Again, like his other books, this one illustrates key points in the fable, then summarizes everything in the last third of the book. If you want just the meat, skip to that section...but it won't be nearly as fun or memorable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan Stickler | 1/26/2014

    " Good read... an interesting approach to resolving multi team conflicts to focus on the key issues instead of siloed priorities "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/24/2014

    " This is a story of how silos within an organization can truly wreck havoc on the entire business. Seems common-sensical. However, Lencioni did a great job of making this a "story" - instead of merely leadership principles. It's an easy read (only took me two hours) and has great takeaways. I particularly liked the concept of the thematic goal - a short term target for all departments and employees to focus on for the overall good of the organization - instead of only the good of one department or area. Once it is accomplished, on to the next thematic goal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Summer Miller | 1/14/2014

    " I use many principles from this book to help my team rally around a common cause. Very thought provoking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tripleguess | 1/14/2014

    " It's nice to see someone putting the blame for many interoffice problems where they belong -- at the top, on the desk of the person in charge. Not on the flunkies who get blamed for being unable to make bricks without straw. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Varney | 12/22/2013

    " Simple little book that tales half a day to read. Get the message over in a compelling way by using the fictional tale to good effect. The theory is helpful in our church leadership discussions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 11/26/2013

    " Good, but not his best "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danny | 10/20/2013

    " A quick and easy read. Enjoyable and informational. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blake Kanewischer | 9/15/2013

    " This book highlights silos and how to break them--by focusing on one goal, four or five outcomes, and four or five operational indicators. It's a bit simplistic, but still worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay | 9/4/2013

    " I found this book to be a very interesting view on the world of silos in today's business world. I would like to find a way to implement the concept of a thematic within my own team. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kylysquirrel | 4/5/2013

    " The title was more interesting than the leadership fable. The book does however, provide sound advice and a simple model for organizations to follow. Lencioni points out that his thematic goal model would be as useful of tool in a successful organization too, and I'd have to agree with him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 2/15/2013

    " Love Lencioni "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Russell | 1/28/2013

    " Pat is brilliant - the insights are five star stuff. I highly recommend that organizations adopt his thematic goal process for breaking down organizational silos. I get impatient with his fables - that's all - that is the only knock from five stars in this useful truth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri | 7/4/2012

    " one of the best out of this author's leadership books so far. a must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Stark | 4/30/2012

    " Quick read. If you're part of an organization that seems stuck or heading in a lot of different directions then this book may be one of the many keys to solving the problem. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John Caves | 10/12/2011

    " I didn't connect with the content, but agree with the need to remove unnecessary conflict from organizations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 9/27/2011

    " Provides some easily digestible and immediately applicable tools to manage work barriers. Unfortunately, unless you are the CEO of an organisation the impact you can make with these tools are limited. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 9/24/2011

    " Was really helpful in helping bring some organization and evaluation for projects at work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carmela | 8/22/2011

    " Great quick read. Use of story telling to demonstrate examples is helpful and clear. It gave me things to think about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brett | 4/24/2011

    " Worth the read but I have some reservations about how simple Lencioni presents his solution. Egos and politicking can't be eliminated by developing a rallying cry with defining objectives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 4/21/2011

    " I really like Patrick Lencioni. His theories are memorable because of the fables at the beginning and it always clearly illuminates improvements my organization could make. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Galadriel | 4/6/2011

    " A good overview of the silo problem; now I'm very curious to see if Lencioni's approach to dismantling silos works! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 1/26/2011

    " I didn't connect with the content, but agree with the need to remove unnecessary conflict from organizations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tripleguess | 1/16/2011

    " It's nice to see someone putting the blame for many interoffice problems where they belong -- at the top, on the desk of the person in charge. Not on the flunkies who get blamed for being unable to make bricks without straw. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 11/20/2010

    " Very quick read to illustrate a main point- keep your organization focused on the bigger picture to avoid silos and turf wars that can tear it apart.

    Definitely glad I checked it out of a library & didn't buy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 AM | 6/10/2010

    " pretty good for corporate reading.
    liked the first one better though - charactors and their challenges were more relevant to me and my work world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 4/15/2010

    " A fluffed out magazine article that did have a few good ideas, mostly in the last 15 pages. Borrow it from somebody and skim the last part. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brad | 10/15/2009

    " Not the best Lencioni, but as always a quick read with a useful message. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 10/15/2009

    " Crisis often improve performance because of how people react and behave. Don't wait for a crisis to do those things. Create a dominant theme for work over the next 6 months and then create the objectives to achieve that theme. Excellent book gives some good ideas for management focus. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph | 3/28/2009

    " Great recommendation: when the team focuses as if a crisis exists, the silos melt... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 1/20/2009

    " To be successful, you really need executive leadership that follows the Lencioni model. You can find like minded management peers to implement change, however executive sponsorship is required to really make this work. "

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About the Author
Author Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni is founder and president of the Table Group, an organizational health firm. Author of ten successful business books, his principles have been embraced by leaders around the world and his work published in numerous business and news sources. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and children.

About the Narrator

Eric Conger is a stage actor, voice artist, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He has narrated more than 125 fiction and nonfiction audiobooks and was a four-time finalist for the Audie Award, both as a sole narrator in 2007 and 2008 and as part of a multicast reading in 2001 and 2012. He has earned six AudioFile Earphones Awards. His extensive voice-over work includes more than 5,000 narrations for commercial ventures. A graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Paris, he also works as a writer and playwright. He has appeared in over fifty plays and has also translated plays of Molière and Feydeau for regional theaters. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.