Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors
June 2010, Jossey-Bass
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.
Part One: Entrepreneurial Ambition.
Part Two: Roller Coaster.
Part Three: Rally.
Part Four: Moments of Truth.
Introduction to Silos.
Components of the Model.
Identifying a Thematic Goal.
Managing and Organizing Around the Thematic Goal.
Thematic Goals and Long-Term Context.
Making Matrix Organizations Work.
About the Author.
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TRUE TO THE "LENCIONI FORMULA": Like his other successful stories, this one tackles a tough business issue in both an entertaining and instructive way.
"...an excellent book that nearly everyone will identify with and benefit from..." (Personnel Today, May 2006)
"... an engaging, simplistic read, and one that reinforced many impressions about the ‘problems within’ and strategies to solve them.” (The British Journal Of Administrative Management, February/March 07)
"...if your business experiences politics... this book may be for you." (EN, the magazine for entrepreneurs, January 2008)"Lencioni's theory around alignment is simple and powerful, and could apply to any type of organization, large or small."
--Gary C. Kelly, vice chairman and chief executive officer, Southwest Airlines Co.
"An incisive and insightful look at how companies can recognize and remedy infighting. The tone of Patrick’s writing is as warm and readable as the advice itself is sound."
--Michael A. George, chief marketing officer, Dell Inc.
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