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The Five Temptations of a CEO Audiobook

The Five Temptations of a CEO: A Leadership Fable

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Publisher's Summary

In this stunning business fiction debut, Patrick Lencioni delivers a powerful wake-up call to all of us who dare to lead.

Young, ambitious, and overwhelmed, Andrew O'Brien personifies a part of every leader as he wanders in search of the elusive silver bullet that will propel him to success. He happens upon an unlikely guide who distills the seemingly infinite list of leadership perils into the five temptations of a CEO. In an intense and often combative exchange, the two debate fundamental issues faced by all leaders, issues involving personal integrity and effectiveness in the ongoing struggle for success. While some of these topics have been bandied about in the leadership literature for years, here they actually begin to make sense.

Refreshingly original and utterly compelling, Andrew's story will serve as a timeless and potent reminder that success as a leader can come down to practicing a few simple behaviors, behaviors that are painfully difficult for each of us to master.

©1998 Patrick Lencioni; (P)1998 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved. Audioworks is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division.

What the Critics Say

"Applicable to any rising manager." (Booklist)
"Patrick Lencioni serves up an intriguing fable and an interesting approach to business writing." (AudioFile)

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    Mamdouh Scarborough, Ontario, Canada 10-05-10
    Mamdouh Scarborough, Ontario, Canada 10-05-10
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    "One of the lighter reads"

    Most of this book is narrated in a form of a story and a dialog between two people making it more entertaining and lighter listen while delivering some really good point.
    Definitely Recommend

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    Mark K 03-23-15
    Mark K 03-23-15 Member Since 2012
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    What made the experience of listening to The Five Temptations of a CEO the most enjoyable?

    this book is a lesson in the form of a story. It is a quick read, and contains countless "aha!" moments. I would highly recommend to anyone in managment or interested in forming a lasting business.


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    jesper 02-18-15
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    "Simple and to the point"

    Why waste days derivering a message when it can be done in hours!
    This book is beautifully simple and well told

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    Kerry 02-15-15
    Kerry 02-15-15 Member Since 2016
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    Good book with some practical advice that can be implemented quickly and easily! It's a quick read done in a fable type style.

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    ashley 05-09-16
    ashley 05-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "what a great book."

    I love this book very informative I love how the narrator went about telling the story great great great book it's a must -read

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    Jamie 04-07-16
    Jamie 04-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "So helpful"

    This was incredibly helpful, I learned so much about myself and my husband. I saw so much of myself and my husband in the 5 temptations. Worth the read.

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    Jeffrey Nelsen Springfield, IL 07-01-15
    Jeffrey Nelsen Springfield, IL 07-01-15

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    "Reminder needed"

    Have found Lencioni's fables and insights always helpful reminders as a leader myself. I have read this book before but wanted to read it again because I know I am always susceptible to these 5 temptations.

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    David Harbour Dallas 05-29-15
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    "Every leader should read this book."

    Easy listen with a great story line.

    An essential book for every leader to read.

    Good narrator.

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    Tom 03-26-16
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    "Great Read"

    I will re-read this multiple times. I'm just about to take over my own branch of a health service company and I already plan on using this throughout the entire process

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    Ralph 03-23-16
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    "introspection required"

    Great book that requires some self assessment and honesty. provided some great insight to what leaders face and deal with mentally.

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