Episode 261

Patrick Lencioni on Training Leaders and The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

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About Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni is the co-founder and President of The Table Group and is the pioneer of the organizational health movement. He is the author of 13 books, including The Five Dysfunctions of A Team, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Motive. His books have sold over 8 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages. As President of the Table Group, Pat spends his time speaking and writing about leadership, teamwork, and organizational health and consulting with executives and their teams. Prior to founding the firm in 1997, Pat worked at Bain & Company, Oracle Corporation and Sybase.

Episode Overview

Welcome back to another episode of The Elevate Podcast! In this episode, renowned leadership expert and author, Patrick Lencioni, joins our host, Robert Glazer, for an insightful conversation on the key factors that contribute to building successful teams and healthy organizations.

Patrick Lencioni starts off by sharing his experience of delegating tasks to a Chief Galvanizing officer, who played a critical role in reminding everyone of their goals and responsibilities. This delegation not only increased his own productivity and satisfaction but also had a transformative impact on the company as a whole.

Throughout the episode, Patrick takes us on a journey through his career, from his time at Bain to launching his own company, The Table Group. He emphasizes the messiness of leadership and highlights the importance of effective meetings in driving team performance. He firmly believes that the quality of a team can be assessed by their behavior during meetings, and that embracing discomfort and healthy conflict is essential for success.

The conversation delves into the crucial elements of trust and vulnerability-based trust within a team. Patrick shares personal anecdotes and insights from his book, emphasizing the significance of open communication, admitting mistakes, and being transparent as foundational elements of trust-building.

Get ready to gain valuable insights and practical strategies for building successful teams and driving organizational health in this thought-provoking episode of The Elevate Podcast. Let’s elevate our understanding of team dynamics and leadership with Patrick Lencioni!

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Pat’s Company – The Table Group
Pat’s Books
Pat’s Podcast – At The Table

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