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.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction ix
The Fable 1
Part One: The Situation 3
Part Two: Diagnosis 11
Part Three: Discovery 55
Part Four: Implementation 89
Part Five: Indicators 135
The Model 153
The Three Virtues of an Ideal Team Player 155
Defining the Three Virtues 157
The History of the Model 162
The Ideal Team Player Model 165
Connecting the Ideal Team Player Model with the Five Dysfunctions of a Team 212
A Final Thought—Beyond Work Teams 215
More Resources 216
About the Author 219