Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors
DescriptionIn 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.
Part One: Entrepreneurial Ambition 3
Part Two: Roller Coaster 19
Part Three: Rally 77
Part Four: Moments of Truth 139
Introduction to Silos 175
Components of the Model 178
Identifying a Thematic Goal 187
Case Studies 189
Managing and Organizing Around the Thematic Goal 197
Thematic Goals and Long-Term Context 202
Making Matrix Organizations Work 205
Getting Started 207
About the Author 211
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)