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Patrick Lencioni

Leadership Expert, Bestselling Author

Pat is the founder of The Table Group and the author of 10 books which have sold over 4 million copies and been translated into more than 25 languages. The Wall Street Journal called him one of the most sought after business speakers in America; he has addressed millions of people at conferences and events around the world.

Charlotte, North Carolina, US

Presentations

The Untapped Advantage of Organizational Health
Addressing the model in his latest book, The Advantage, Pat makes the overwhelming case that organizational health “will surpass all other disciplines in business as the greatest opportunity for improvement and competitive advantage.” While too many leaders are still limiting their search for advantage to conventional and largely exhausted areas like marketing, strategy and technology, Pat claims there is an untapped gold mine sitting right beneath them. Instead of trying to become smarter, he asserts that leaders and organizations need to shift their focus to becoming healthier, allowing them to tap into the more-than-sufficient intelligence and expertise they already have. He defines a healthy organization as one with minimal politics and confusion, high degrees of morale and productivity, and low turnover among good people. Drawing on his experience consulting to some of the world’s leading teams and reaffirming many of the themes cultivated in his other best-sellers, Pat will reveal the four steps to achieving long-term success.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
According to Pat, teamwork remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare. He makes the point that if you could get all the people in an organization rowing in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time. Based on his runaway best-seller, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Pat uncovers the natural human tendencies that derail teams and lead to politics and confusion in so many organizations. Audience members will walk away with specific advice and practical tools for overcoming the dysfunctions and making their teams more functional and cohesive.

The Ideal Team Player
As a follow-up to The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni turns his attention to the individual team-member, revealing the three indispensable virtues—humility, hunger and people smarts—that make some people better team players than others. Pat explores the power this combination yields, and illustrates how team members with these traits drastically accelerate the process of building high-performing teams. This approach has served as the basis for hiring and evaluation at his own firm for the past two decades, and now offers an effective method for leaders to identify and cultivate true team players in any organization. Whether you’re a leader striving to bring about a culture of collaboration, a human resources professional looking to recruit real team players, or an employee who simply wants to make yourself a more valuable team-member, this talk will provide insights that can help you change your organization, or your career.

The Truth About Employee Engagement
In this talk, Pat addresses perhaps the most timeless and elusive topic related to work: job misery. Based on his book, The Truth About Employee Engagement, Pat delivers a message that is as revolutionary as it is shockingly simple. He dismantles the root causes of frustration and anguish at work: anonymity, irrelevance and immeasurement. In doing so, he provides managers at all levels with actionable advice about how they can bring fulfillment and meaning to any job in any industry. Whether you’re an executive looking to establish a sustainable competitive advantage around culture, a manager trying to engage and retain your people, or an employee who has almost given up on finding fulfillment in your work, this talk will prove immediately invaluable.

Awards

2015
Global Gurus | World's Top 30 Leadership Professionals

  • Because of his experience as a coach and consultant of many CEOs, he was able to address issues that we are facing beyond generic leadership topics...He has genuine enthusiasm for his work, and his sincere commitment to each client or audience is unquestionable.

    - Venture Capital Association for Colorado
  • Lencioni's approach to organizational health is a game-changer. It's a whole new way of looking at competitive advantage.

    - Senior Vice President, Bain Capital
  • What a huge home run! Pat Lencioni's presentation was simply outstanding – he received one of the highest ratings ever.

    - CEO, Young Entrepreneurs' Organization
  • I can honestly say that Pat is the greatest speaker we’ve had the privilege of hearing at Avnet. He
    entertained us, he inspired us, and he gave us invaluable insight into ourselves and the way we approach our business.


    - Retired Chairman and CEO, Avnet, Inc.

Summary Profile

Lencioni’s passion for organizations and teams is reflected in his writing, speaking and consulting. He is the author of several best-selling books with nearly three million copies sold. After seven years in print, his book, The Five

Dysfunctions of a Team, continues to be a weekly fixture on national best-seller lists.
Recently named in Fortune magazine as one of the ‘ten new gurus you should know,’ Lencioni and his work have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, BusinessWeek, Inc. and Harvard Business Review, to name a few.

When Lencioni is not writing, he consults to CEOs and their executive teams, helping them to become more cohesive within the context of their business strategy. The wide-spread appeal of Lencioni’s leadership models have yielded a diverse base of clients, including a mix of Fortune 500 companies, professional sports organizations, the military, non-profits, universities and churches.

In addition, Lencioni speaks to thousands of leaders each year at world class organizations and national conferences. He was recently cited in the Wall Street Journal as one of the most sought-after business speakers in the nation.
Prior to founding his firm, he worked as a corporate executive for Sybase, Oracle and Bain & Company. He also served on the National Board of Directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America.