The Ideal Team Player

The Ideal Team Player

How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues : A Leadership Fable

Book - 2016
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In his classic book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni laid out a groundbreaking approach for tackling the perilous group behaviors that destroy teamwork. Here he turns his focus to the individual, revealing the three indispensable virtues of an ideal team player.

In The Ideal Team Player, Lencioni tells the story of Jeff Shanley, a leader desperate to save his uncle’s company by restoring its cultural commitment to teamwork. Jeff must crack the code on the virtues that real team players possess, and then build a culture of hiring and development around those virtues. 

Beyond the fable, Lencioni presents a practical framework and actionable tools for identifying, hiring, and developing ideal team players.  Whether you’re a leader trying to create a culture around teamwork, a staffing professional looking to hire real team players, or a team player wanting to improve yourself, this book will prove to be as useful as it is compelling.

Baker & Taylor
The author uses a fable to describe how a man taking over the family business is forced to rapidly build and create a culture based on the virtues of a true team player, before laying out the real framework for placing the system in real world institutions.

Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley and Sons, Inc., [2016]
ISBN: 9781119209591
Branch Call Number: 658.4092 L545i 2016
Characteristics: 219 p. ; cm


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Sep 09, 2018

One of the most practical and tactically applicable books I've ever read. Being in software sales, so much of what is said can apply to the way that I approach what I do and how I interact with current and future customers in my day-to-day. Excellent and quick read.


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