Like his other fables, Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars is fiction in realistic form, involving not one, but three organizations, all struggling to eliminate their silos and bridge a sense of alignment back in place.
This audio comes with a bonus interview and introduction read by the author.
©2006 Patrick Lencioni; (P)2006 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
"Lencioni's proposal is so full of common sense...that managers will be eager to apply it themselves. Just as refreshing is Lencioni's use of character and plot, which is far above average for the business genre." (Publishers Weekly)
Marty Jacobs consults in the areas of strategic planning, board governance, leadership development, and community engagement.
Like many of Lencioni's books, the information in this book is played out through a realistic business scenario with a comprehensive review of the model at the end. Lencioni defines silos as barriers between departments that make them work against one another. Other words for silos are departmental politics, divisional rivalry, or turf warfare. Lencioni claims that silos happen because leaders don't provide a compelling context for working together. While that is true, the model he proposes seems somewhat simplistic for an organization that has been experiencing years of dysfunctional behavior. Years of conflict will not be resolved by simply defining goals and objectives with accompanying metrics. Human behavior isn't that straight forward. In addition to defining a purpose, organizations may need to rebuild trust, learn to work as teams, and develop better leadership and communication skills, to name a few. Lencioni's model provides a good start, but in my experience, it's incomplete.
Great book! I've read most of Patrick Lencioni's books. This one is just as good as his others. Geared towards a big or bigger compnay. It's a quick read.
This was recommended to me by a colleague. I listened to it few weeks ago and already can't remember why I stuck it out.
The fable format isn't everyone's favorite - it does work though. Another good story from Mr. Lencioni, highlighting silos of excellence (e.g., stovepipes). If you haven't read his stuff before, you can certainly start here.
I found this a refreshing and insightful examination of the workplace and while the parable sits inside a mock private business, it is very applicable to government service.
The story board itself, a nice flow.
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