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.
©2016 Patrick Lencioni (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
I really enjoyed listening to this book. It has provided me some tools that are going to help me a great deal in hiring and coaching staff
Sure, but the guy reading the book was terrible, almost put me to sleep several times. I would buy the book not the audible version. Go to the end and simply read the overview. If you have read a lot of Patricks stuff then this is repeated material on some levels. I do love Pats stuff so don't think I'm down on him, not at all, just that it is repeating material.
Whoever it was that narrated "The hard thing about hard things" by Ben Horowitz, THAT was a great book and well narrated. Also, Steve Jobs narrator.
Perhaps, but not much.
potentially a wonderful tool for any organization wanting to improve it's culture and practices. it's an easy read, entertaining, and has a good a ha moment.
This is the best book I have read yet (and I've read a lot) on building a team and hiring. This books really breaks down what characteristics will predict success in an organization where teamwork is required and rewarded. I absolutely loved it.
Like his other books, the business advice is provided through the telling of a story. The benefit of doing it this way is that it provides a context as if you're in the story and can relate to what the characters are going through. You gain an understanding of the advice and how it might apply in real life. However, the author should not have written the story as if it's a fiction book written for entertainment, where the plot is drawn out to create suspense and details are added to develop the characters. Finally after multiple meetings and discussions, the characters (executives of the construction company) conclude the three key qualities of an ideal team player are: humble (not arrogant or dismissive of people), hungry (wanting to do more and learn more), and smart (emotional intelligence). Then the story dragged on again as they met with employees to figure out if the employees possessed those qualities. The last few chapters were useful in explaining key behaviors expected from ideal team players, such as willing to display vulnerability and build trust, hold people accountable, and commit to group decisions.
This book is a really great!!! It tells you what to do and how to do it, how you need to act as a leader and exactly who you're looking for on your team.
This book not only gave me in site with the team that I work on but also opened my eyes to a few things about myself. It has truly inspired me to make some positive changes.
I just love all of Lencioni's books. By far the best business author for me.
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