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.
"Applicable to any rising manager." (Booklist)
"Patrick Lencioni serves up an intriguing fable and an interesting approach to business writing." (AudioFile)
wow i want my money back. wait i want my time back as well, this book is just like the movie A Christmas Carol. sorry it was a wast of time and money
Yes, I would. Indeed, I consider Five Dysfunctions of a Team a "must read" and pull it of the shelf as a refresher often.
Again, I would since I consider Five Dysfunctions of a Team a "must read" and pull it of the shelf as a refresher often.
Doesn't matter as the substance of the book is the limiting factor
Great short story. Great Audio. really easy to apply and understand. Would suggest to anyone that directs people and take ownership of there product.
A good book with good tips for self improvement, simple to listen to. Would like to see part 2 of the book with more details if possible.
Husband to a Wonderful woman, Dad to 4 beautiful girls, Entrepreneur with a passion for people!
I have read most of his books, and I appreciate the style of his teaching. He always weaves a great story and it sticks. If you are challenged by dry textbooks, I would recommend you give his books a try. You can learn a lot while enjoying a good read. The Five Temptations of a CEO is one of my favorites - probably right alongside "Death By Meeting" and "The Five Disfunctions of a Team".
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.
No more excuses! The author exposes the five temptations to which we may so easily unknowlingly succumb in his quaint fable. He provokes us to perform some soul-searching and then get our feet back on the ground and on track to success. It is not easy but "it is not complicated".
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