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.
Another Lencioni masterpiece. I couldn't have been more pleased with the story and the strategy to overcome the silos! I really appreciate the clarity and simplicity he brings to these issues.
Yet another great fable followed by case studies and deeper explanations. The silo mentality is so real and so common, but is very breakable and fixable .. just follow the instructions in this book!
I wish it were so simple, but nothing good ever came with little effort.
So read this today and get started today to break down those silos!
Patrick does another find job of laying out the context of this story and helping the listener to understand his business theory. after 30 years in the banking industry I feel that Patrick hit many of the nails directly square on the head. And offers a plausible remedy for addressing the issues discussed. Now to put them into practice!
quick, insightful without being so specific that the content is hard to generalize from. maybe listen at 1.25
I highly recommend this book because it is both engaging and informative and insightful about how organizations can be effective.
gives general recommendation on how to deal with silos by giving a clear executable near to medium term vision. useful but limited
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