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

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

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.

Title:Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable about Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780787976385
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  • Christina Saldivia

    Lencioni is a good writer. Highlights: 1. Silos occur because executives fail to give their employees a compelling context for working together a. Without this, everyone moves in different directions,...

  • Morgan Blackledge

    Another engaging and useful read from Patric Lencioni, best know for The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Lencioni’s books are presented as ‘fables’ i.e. fictional pedagogical short stories intended...

  • Daniel Silvert

    Lencioni knows a good formula when he finds it: Pick a thorny subject like Silos, Meetings, Team Dysfunction, spin a story that illustrates the ins and outs of the issue in the real world, then boil i...

  • Andrew

    After another frustrating encounter at the office a coworker recommended this book. I’m glad they did. Not only does Lenccioni weave a story to provide a fictional story the reader can relate to, he...

  • Ashik Uzzaman

    I finished "Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors" by Patrick Lencioni yesterday. In Pat's true style like "Five Dysfunc...

  • Samuel Kassing

    If you aren’t familiar with Lencioni’s work he writes fables that embed simple business truths into a story.This book is no different. I usually approach his work looking for basic sociological in...

  • Joe Van Huysen

    Very insightful and organized protocol to follow for organizations and their executive teams. The case studies and real life examples across industries are perfect to relate to. Main takeaways: Assess...

  • Meaghan Johns

    2.5 stars. This is a business fable that might have been more effective as a white paper. Lencioni shares the good advice of rallying an entire organization behind a clear and time-sensitive cause in ...

  • Chloe Flanagan

    Truly Insightful!Lencioni’s use of the fable to explain the Silo problem and its solution really helped clarify the issues and made it easy to recognize how they play out in real life. This is a use...

  • Cheryl

    Some great concepts and practical leadership advice but far too much time on the “fable” and too little time on the theory. The theory portion is only 30 pages and I would have like it to be flesh...