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The Five Temptations of a CEO, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Leadership Fable [NOOK Book]

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Lencioni delivers a provocative message. CEOs mainly have themselves to blame when things go wrong. If you're a CEO (or a manager for that matter), do you have the courage to face it? Doing so could change your future -- for the better.

In an intense and often combative exchange, the two debate fundamental issues faced by all leaders-issues involving personal integrity and effectiveness in the ongoing struggle for success. While some of these topics have been bandied...

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Overview

Lencioni delivers a provocative message. CEOs mainly have themselves to blame when things go wrong. If you're a CEO (or a manager for that matter), do you have the courage to face it? Doing so could change your future -- for the better.

In an intense and often combative exchange, the two debate fundamental issues faced by all leaders-issues involving personal integrity and effectiveness in the ongoing struggle for success. While some of these topics have been bandied about in the leadership literature for years, in The Five Temptations of a CEO they actually begin to make sense.

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Editorial Reviews

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This tape presents the story of Andrew, a CEO, and the five temptations he faces in management. The central part of the work is a quirky dream. Very simplified, the temptations are putting self first, wanting to be liked rather than to lead, making decisions reluctantly, elevating harmony above productive argument, and not trusting subordinates. The author's discussions at the end of the story help clarify the main points, and the narration is nicely done by Boyd Gaines. Some of the ideas are good, but the advice is not consistently insightful. Recommended only for libraries with large management collections.--Mark Guyer, Stark Cty. Dist. Lib., Canton, OH Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470918234
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Series: J-B Lencioni Series , #36
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: 10th Anniversary Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 181,547
  • File size: 348 KB

Meet the Author

Patrick Lencioni is president of The Table Group, a San Francisco Bay Area management consulting firm. In addition to his work as an executive coach and consultant, Pat has also written a number of screenplays. Previously he held key positions at Sybase and Oracle. He began his career at Bain & Company. Over the years, Pat has worked with hundreds of executive teams and CEOs-all victims, at one time or another, of the five temptations.
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Andrew



Andrew O'Brien hadn't been the last person to leave the offices of Trinity Systems for the past five years. In fact, he hadn't stayed past midnight since taking the job of CEO.

As he stared out the picture window from his office above San Francisco, he wondered how it had come to this.

Tomorrow would be the one-year anniversary of Andrew's promotion. It would also be the first board meeting in which he would be accountable for the results of an entire fiscal year. Those results, as he had grown accustomed to saying, were "unspectacular at best."

But the results didn't bother Andrew as much as his state of mind did. Lately, he wasn't comfortable walking the halls of his company. He didn't feel at ease leading his own executive staff meetings. And certainly he wasn't looking forward to meeting with the board tomorrow. They probably wouldn't be too tough on him, he thought, but they wouldn't be patting him on the back either.

Andrew O'Brien could not deny that he was at a low point in his tenure as CEO, a point he never expected to reach so soon.

And then things got worse.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Fable 3
The Model: A Summary of Why Executives Fail 111
Self-Assessment 123
Acknowledgments 131
About the Author 133
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2000

    Excellent, and a quick read

    I enjoyed this book thoroughly. As a young CEO I recognized the temptation(s?) that I give into clearly after seeing them black on white. Such a simple message that is appropriate for all managers. I am sharing it with all the people on my team so we can work together on making sure we all avoid the temptations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2013

    Great read

    Like other books by Mr. Lencioni, this is a fast and interesting read. The insight can be applied the first day after you finush.

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