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

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"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.

"Lencioni is a master at creating real and tangible...

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Overview

"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.

"Lencioni is a master at creating real and tangible company alignment. We're using these principles to rally our people around building a global brand. Huge applause from our entire organization."
—Brian Scudamore, founder & CEO, 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

Other Best-Selling Leadership Books by Patrick Lencioni

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  • Death by Meeting
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787976385
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/17/2006
  • Series: J-B Lencioni Series , #17
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 157,013
  • Product dimensions: 5.66 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

For a free downloadable Silo tool, or to sign upfor Patrick's newsletter, please visit ww.tablegroup.com

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

The Fable.

Part One: Entrepreneurial Ambition.

Part Two: Roller Coaster.

Part Three: Rally.

Part Four: Moments of Truth.

The Theory.

Introduction to Silos.

Components of the Model.

Identifying a Thematic Goal.

Case Studies.

Managing and Organizing Around the Thematic Goal.

Thematic Goals and Long-Term Context.

Making Matrix Organizations Work.

Getting Started.

Acknowledgments.

About the Author.

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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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2013

    Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroyi

    Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors by Patrick M. Lencioni examines the organizational barriers that prevent the free flow of information and resources thereby degrading overall corporate performance. Focused on the relationships and inner workings of the executive team, Mr. Lencioni provides a process for breaking down these barriers and enhancing organizational focus on mission objectives.

    I like Silos, Politics and Turf Wars because it provides insights to the common causes of organizational barriers and an actionable process for overcoming them. While the process presented focuses on realizing annual and near-term objectives, I believe it can be naturally extended to more strategic goals. Additionally, Mr. Lencioni's process supports what I believe is key to sustained, superior success; vision, focus, and commitment.

    As a business novel, Silos, Politics and Turf Wars presents its principles of for improved effectiveness through a series of believable, vividly illustrated, and easily related to stories of four organizations evolving toward improved performance. Additionally, many of the best practice recommendations found on the StrategyDriven website relate to Silos, Politics and Turf Wars; making it a StrategyDriven recommended read.

    All the Best,
    Nathan Ives
    StrategyDriven Principal

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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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