Amazon Synopsis: 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.
My Review: This is an easy to read, highly accessible leadership book that cuts through all the management jargon to get to the heart of what makes teams function well and what pits them against each other! If you have a problem with in fighting or a culture of blame running through your organisation then this book is a must read. It will help anyone in a leadership position to rally their team to common cause and start to create a culture of co-operation and support within any organisation. And it wont take long to read either – took me a couple of hours over three days! Buy it, read it, action it!
“…an 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)
“…full of common sense…memorable” (Publishers Weekly, January 30, 2006)