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The Ideal Team Player Audiobook

The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues: A Leadership Fable

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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    Caroline 05-05-16
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    "Maybe the best book in team players yet."

    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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jesse 05-05-16
    Jesse 05-05-16
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    A must read for anyone who works with others. Not just for business owners. Businesses should implement this strategy for sure.

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    Andrea 09-05-16
    Andrea 09-05-16
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    "Lot of talk about a simple concept"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    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.


    Has The Ideal Team Player turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Stephen Hoye?

    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.


    Did The Ideal Team Player inspire you to do anything?

    Perhaps, but not much.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Michael - Audible 02-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Basic Concepts, Decent Story, Strangely Religious"

    The majority of this book is a hokey story about management principles and reorganizing a construction company to weed out "jackasses", a word used ad nauseum throughout. The concepts are decently useful, good team members need to be humble, hungry, and smart. You will also hear that a thousand times.

    Beyond that nothing insanely insightful, it just clarifies why ideal team members need to be all three of those things.

    It is also strangely religious at points. At one point in the story all of the characters stop to say grace which is really random and just unrelated. Then in the clarifying chapters where the author discusses the concepts he concludes that the most important trait is humility and likens it to Christ. Which also seemed random if not unnecessary for a nonfiction self dev book about business.

    Not really worth it.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lori 12-26-16
    Lori 12-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it"

    my husbands company required him to read this book. what a great way to show your company Style. it's nice because he's listening to it on his drive to work great motivator

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Spicy Lori Ripon, California 12-08-16
    Spicy Lori Ripon, California 12-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Must read"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Portia 11-10-16
    Portia 11-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Truly Inspiring"

    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.

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    Norman 10-25-16
    Norman 10-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great if you have to work with people so evry1"

    unless you work in a desert alone this is must read for everyone sine we all work with people and teams

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    H. Fulcher 09-22-16
    H. Fulcher 09-22-16
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    "Great story"

    Loved that the majority of this book was in a story format. It made the content very digestible and easy to relate to.

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    Shawn N Price 09-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    Would you listen to The Ideal Team Player again? Why?

    As the Chief of Staff for my organization I am designing and implementing the Team Development programs. These programs are based on The 5 Dysfunctions of Teams, The Ideal Team Player, and Sean Covey's The Four Disciplines of Execution. While "5 Dysfunctions" focuses on team level development, "The Ideal Team Player" focuses on individual development. I find that I "rewind and re-listen" often with Lencioni, and that I stop and take notes (OneNotes) and record thoughts.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The drama was fantastic. The characters and personalities engaging.


    What about Stephen Hoye’s performance did you like?

    Hoye's performance was great. I liked his energy and pace.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    While I began this book thinking about how to teach and share the principles of ideal team players with others, I came away with the determination to change my nature and to become a much better team player. Having and using this book is changing my life and making me a much better team player, and I am making my life a whole lot more fun and exciting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    1/12/17
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    "interesting topic on, worth your time"

    interesting view on how to choose the appropriate people for your team. good read for team leaders

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  • Alan Valentine
    9/6/16
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    "Another cracker"

    I just love all of Lencioni's books. By far the best business author for me.

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