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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2006

    Hit-or-myth attack on turf wars

    Patrick Lencioni strikes an appealing tone in this fable about a genuinely good-hearted consultant who wants to help companies function better and show their people how to get along. His core message is that while many forces compel people to group into silos and fight each other, a leader can unify them around a common goal. It¿s a good message, even a sensible and enlightening one. While you are reading this book, resolving these situations seems quite possible - and in many cases, it well may be. We, therefore, recommend this book to companies that are plagued by internal warfare. However, for some of them, it will serve only as an inspiration and a starting point, because its simplified structure does not address certain key issues. Fundamentally, since many of the fable¿s examples emerge from unified meetings, what happens if your managers are so fractious you literally can¿t get the whole team in the same room? Even more daunting, what if your leaders meet but cannot agree on a thematic goal? Since some management teams disagree about day-to-day functions, they¿ll certainly have a tough time once individual silos are cemented in place. So, if you have sophisticated problems to solve, this book could be sort of hit or myth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    Nice!

    Nice explanation to what I already knew, but didn't know I knew it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2006

    first class

    Very timely, and fun to read. But one would like to see such important topics be placed in a global context. Economic globalization is creating new challenges, one very nice book China's global reach markets, multinationals, and globalization by george zhibin gu is a must read to understand global trends.

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