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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:
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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.” 


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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