Getting Naked: A Business Fable about Shedding the Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty

Getting Naked: A Business Fable about Shedding the Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty

by Patrick M. Lencioni


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Another extraordinary business fable from the New York Times bestselling author Patrick Lencioni

Written in the same dynamic style as his previous bestsellers including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni illustrates the principles of inspiring client loyalty through a fascinating business fable. He explains the theory of vulnerability in depth and presents concrete steps for putting it to work in any organization. The story follows a small consulting firm, Lighthouse Partners, which often beats out big-name competitors for top clients. One such competitor buys out Lighthouse and learns important lessons about what it means to provide value to its clients.

  • Offers a key resource for gaining competitive advantage in tough times
  • Shows why the quality of vulnerability is so important in business
  • Includes ideas for inspiring customer and client loyalty
  • Written by the highly successful consultant and business writer Patrick Lencioni

This new book in the popular Lencioni series shows what it takes to gain a real and lasting competitive edge.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787976392
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/02/2010
Series: J-B Lencioni Series , #33
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 96,293
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Patrick Lencioni is a New York Times best-selling business author of eight books including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Three Signs of a Miserable Job. As president and founder of The Table Group, Pat has consulted to CEOs and leadership teams in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies and start-ups to churches and non-profits. In addition to his books, Pat and his work have been featured in publications like Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, BusinessWeek, and USA Today.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

The Fable

Part One: Theory 3

Part Two: Practice 17

Part Three: Research 69

Part Four: Testimony 119

The Model

The Origins of Getting Naked 195

Naked Service Defined 197

Shedding the Three Fears 201

Broader Applications of Nakedness 214

Acknowledgments 215

About the Author 219

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