Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Silos that Turn Colleagues/Competitors
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Wiley / 2006 / Hardcover

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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 groundbreaking approach for helping them transform confusion and infighting into clarity and alignment.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 200
Vendor: Wiley
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0787976385
ISBN-13: 9780787976385

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Publisher's Description

In yet another page-turner, New York Times best-sellingauthor and acclaimed management expert Patrick Lencioni addressesthe costly and maddening issue of silos, the barriers that createorganizational politics. Silos devastate organizations, killproductivity, push good people out the door, and jeopardize theachievement of corporate goals.

As with his other books, Lencioni writes Silos, Politics, andTurf Wars as a fictional—but eerilyrealistic—story. The story is about Jude Cousins, an eageryoung management consultant struggling to launch his practice bysolving one of the more universal and frustrating problems faced byhis clients. Through trial and error, he develops a simple yetground-breaking approach for helping them transform confusion andinfighting into clarity and alignment.

Author Bio

PATRICK LENCIONI is founder and president of The Table Group, a management consulting firm specializing in executive team development and organizational health. As a consultant and keynote speaker, he has worked with thousands of senior executives in organizations ranging from Fortune 500s and high-tech start-ups to universities and nonprofits. He is the author of nine nationally recognized books, including the New York Times best-seller The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. You can reach him at The Table Group's web site, www.tablegroup.com

For a free downloadable Silo tool, or to sign up for Patrick's newsletter, please visit www.tablegroup.com/silos

Editorial Reviews

Marketing won't speak to engineering. Sales thinks production hogsthe budget. Front desk believes back room's lazy. These sorts ofturf wars, which turn outwardly unified companies into groupings ofuncommunicative "silos," are the stuff of management lore.According to bestselling author Lencioni (The Five Dysfunctionsof a Team), "they waste resources, kill productivity andjeopardize the achievement of goals"—they also drive workersinto tizzies of frustration. Like his previous books, Lencioni'slatest addresses the management problem through a fictional story;this one revolves around a self-employed consultant named Jude, whohas to dismantle silos at an upscale hotel, a technology companyand a hospital. Split into two sections, Lencioni's book firstshows Jude discovering a solution to silos, then summarizes Jude'slessons into a strategy that readers can apply to any business.Lencioni's proposal is so full of common sense—namely, endturf wars by getting departments to rally around a commongoal—that managers will be eager to apply it themselves. Justas refreshing is Lencioni's use of character and plot, which is farabove average for the business genre. As sympathetic as Jude is, hemakes Lencioni's management lessons memorable. (Mar.)(Publishers Weekly, January 30, 2006)

"...an excellent book that nearly everyone will identify withand benefit from..." (Personnel Today, May 2006)

"... an engaging, simplistic read, and one that reinforced manyimpressions about the ‘problems within’ and strategiesto solve them.” (The British Journal Of AdministrativeManagement, February/March 07)

"...if your business experiences politics... this book may befor you."  (EN, the magazine for entrepreneurs, January2008)

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