Silos, Politics and Turf Wars : A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues into Competitors, Hardback

Silos, Politics and Turf Wars : A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues into Competitors Hardback

Part of the J-B Lencioni Series series

3 out of 5 (3 ratings)


In yet another page-turner, New York Times best-selling author and acclaimed management expert Patrick Lencioni addresses the costly and maddening issue of silos, the barriers that create organizational politics.

Silos devastate organizations, kill productivity, push good people out the door, and jeopardize the achievement of corporate goals.

As with his other books, Lencioni writes Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars as a fictional-but eerily realistic-story.

The story is about Jude Cousins, an eager young management consultant struggling to launch his practice by solving one of the more universal and frustrating problems faced by his clients.

Through trial and error, he develops a simple yet ground-breaking approach for helping them transform confusion and infighting into clarity and alignment.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Business & management
  • ISBN: 9780787976385



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Quick read. If you're part of an organization that seems stuck or heading in a lot of different directions then this book may be one of the many keys to solving the problem.

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I am conflicted in writing this review, since I had a bias about this book before I even cracked the cover. I don't much care for the fable as a means for communicating leadership theory and of course that is what this author does best. That said, some of his other fable-oriented books had far more meat in terms of their content than this one. This book presents a sound approach to how to address the problem of silos in organizations, but what could have taken two pages to write, took the entire book. I suggest you pick up his Five Temptations of a CEO of Five Disfunctions of a Team, if you like the fable writing style and want a few more tools to use in your organization.

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Another leadership fable by Patrick Lencioni. His books are quick reads and leave you with common sense nuggets you can share with your team. This one is about breaking down silos to unite your team with a goal to rally behind. Lencioni takes common issues often experienced in the business world and breaks these problems down in a simple, relatable story. Good for teams and leaders who are looking for ways to work better together.

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