The Five Temptations of a CEO, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Leadership Fable

The Five Temptations of a CEO, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Leadership Fable

by Patrick M. Lencioni

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Overview

A commemorative edition of the landmark book from Patrick Lencioni When it was published ten years ago, The Five Temptations of a CEO was like no other business book that came before. Highly sought-after management consultant Patrick Lencioni deftly told the tale of a young CEO who, facing his first annual board review, knows he is failing, but doesn't know why. Refreshingly original and utterly compelling, this razor-sharp novelette plus self-assessment (written to be read in one sitting) serves 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. Any executive can learn how to recognize the mistakes that leaders can make and how to avoid them. The lessons of The Five Temptations of a CEO, are as relevant today as ever, and this special anniversary edition celebrates ten years of inspiration and enlightenment with a brand new introduction and reflections from Lencioni on the new challenges in business and leadership that have occurred in the past ten years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470918234
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/15/2010
Series: J-B Lencioni Series , #36
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 379,247
File size: 417 KB

About the Author

PATRICK LENCIONI is president of The Table Group, a San Francisco Bay Area management consulting firm. In addition to his work as an executive coach and consultant, Pat has also written a number of screenplays. Previously he held key positions at Sybase and Oracle. He began his career at Bain&Company. Over the years, Pat has worked with hundreds of executive teams and CEOs-all victims, at one time or another, of the five temptations.

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Andrew



Andrew O'Brien hadn't been the last person to leave the offices of Trinity Systems for the past five years. In fact, he hadn't stayed past midnight since taking the job of CEO.

As he stared out the picture window from his office above San Francisco, he wondered how it had come to this.

Tomorrow would be the one-year anniversary of Andrew's promotion. It would also be the first board meeting in which he would be accountable for the results of an entire fiscal year. Those results, as he had grown accustomed to saying, were "unspectacular at best."

But the results didn't bother Andrew as much as his state of mind did. Lately, he wasn't comfortable walking the halls of his company. He didn't feel at ease leading his own executive staff meetings. And certainly he wasn't looking forward to meeting with the board tomorrow. They probably wouldn't be too tough on him, he thought, but they wouldn't be patting him on the back either.

Andrew O'Brien could not deny that he was at a low point in his tenure as CEO, a point he never expected to reach so soon.

And then things got worse.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

The Fable.

The Model: A Summary of Why Executives Fail.

Self- Assessment.

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Like other books by Mr. Lencioni, this is a fast and interesting read. The insight can be applied the first day after you finush.
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