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4.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 5 4.32 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick Lencioni, Patrick M. Lencioni Narrator: Patrick Lencioni, Patrick M. Lencioni Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The J-B Lencioni Series Release Date: November 1998 ISBN: 9780743547307
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From the bestselling author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team...a leadership parable for all of us who dare to lead

Young, ambitious, and overwhelmed, Andrew O'Brien personifies a part of every leader as he wanders in search of the elusive silver bullet that will propel him to success. He happens upon an unlikely guide who distills the seemingly infinite list of leadership perils into the five temptations of a CEO. In an intense and often combative exchange, the two debate fundamental issues faced by all leaders -- issues involving personal integrity and effectiveness in the ongoing struggle for success.

While some of these topics have been bandied about in the leadership literature for years, in Patrick Lencioni's hands they actually begin to make sense. Refreshingly original and utterly compelling, Lencioni's fable will be enjoyed and remembered for years to come. It serves as a timeless and potent reminder that success as a leader can come down to practicing a few vital behaviors -- behaviors that are painfully difficult for each of us to master.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An easy-reading and thought-provoking kind of self-help novel.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Pat Lencioni delivers a provocative message: CEOs mainly have themselves to blame when things go wrong.” 

    Dr. Jerry Porras, coauthor, Built To Last; professor, Stanford School of Business 

  • “A must read for all leaders, not just CEOs.” 

    Boyd Clark, president and CEO, The Tom Peters Group 

  • “From valuing ego overachievement to an unwillingness to trust, each of the five faults is applicable to any rising manager, young or old.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erik | 2/23/2011

    " Quick read and a helpful way of re-organizing meetings so that aren't boring, inefficient, and dreaded. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 1/23/2011

    " great quick read for real leadership dilemmas. good ideas concerning meetings in the workplace. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 1/12/2011

    " Great concept that works if you try it for a while. I only give it 3 stars because you could honestly get this principle by just reading the final chapter unlike most of his other books, which you need to read the fable to truly understand it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daryl | 12/12/2010

    " Interesting perspective on purpose and functions that a meeting serves. Likewise interesting ideas on how to measure the success or effectiveness of a meeting. Glad I read it. Wish I had read it 10 years ago. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lizzy | 12/7/2010

    " It was an incredibly easy read, but had some good insights. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ingrid | 11/25/2010

    " Great book for anyone participating in meetings. Other business books by Lencioni are great too. The messages are important and will stick with you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Javid | 11/19/2010

    " Patrick Lencioni, he is good. it is very good idea to use stories to attract reader. the book is good, but his "five dysfunctions of the team" is much better. the idea of adding conflicts and drama to meetings are important but not new.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 8/25/2010

    " I'm not sure it's necessary to read the fable to get the author's point, but the point is well taken -- we spend too much time in unproductive meetings, and giving the proper context to meetings could make a big difference. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tripleguess | 8/3/2010

    " As with most books by this author, Death By Meeting seems too interesting to be a business title. The principles delineated herein tend to embrace all of life, not just what people do in the course of earning a living. I read it all in one sitting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 7/26/2010

    " This a business novel, and it's riveting. It's all about how to conduct meetings to be exciting and inspire a company. I read this in one night. Super easy to read, and lots of fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig | 6/22/2010

    " This was a great quick read. It has lots of easy take aways. "

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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.