Silos, Politics and Turf Wars

Author(s): Lencioni

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The bestselling management expert tells how to overcome the "silos" that divide work units and paralyze performance. Lencioni's fifth book offers solutions to a key leadership issue - the impact of turf wars and political infighting on organizational effectiveness written in the form of a realistic but fictional story. The concept of "Silos" (vertical structures within organizations) has become synonymous with barriers to workplace effectiveness and deep political conflict. Silos devastate organizations, kill productivity, push good people out the door, and jeopardize the achievement of corporate goals. They cause stress, exasperation, and disappointment by forcing employees to fight unwinnable battles with people who should be teammates. Like Patrick Lencioni's other successful books, this one tackles a tough business issue in both an entertaining and instructive way. Unlike his other titles, however, this book focuses on not one but four organizations - two universities, a hospital, and a church - all struggling to eliminate their silos and bring a sense of alignment back into place. Patrick M.Lencioni (Lafayette, CA) is the founder and President of The Table Group, a management


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"...full of common sense...memorable" (Publishers Weekly, January 30, 2006) " excellent book that nearly everyone will identify with and benefit from..." (Personnel Today, May 2006) "... an engaging, simplistic read, and one that reinforced many impressions about the 'problems within' and strategies to solve them." (The British Journal Of Administrative Management, February/March 07) "...if your business experiences politics... this book may be for you." (EN, the magazine for entrepreneurs, January 2008)

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Introduction. The Fable. Part One: Entrepreneurial Ambition. Part Two: Roller Coaster. Part Three: Rally. Part Four: Moments of Truth. The Theory. Introduction to Silos. Components of the Model. Identifying a Thematic Goal. Case Studies. Managing and Organizing Around the Thematic Goal. Thematic Goals and Long-Term Context. Making Matrix Organizations Work. Getting Started. Acknowledgments. About the Author.

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  • : 9780787976385
  • : John Wiley & Sons
  • : John Wiley & Sons
  • : 0.37
  • : January 2006
  • : 219mm X 144mm X 22mm
  • : books

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  • : Lencioni
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : 658.4092
  • : 224
  • : Illustrations