Patrick Lencioni

Practical Organizational Effectiveness, Teambuilding & Leadership

Since 1997, Pat Lencioni has been writing, speaking and consulting about topics related to leadership, organizational health, teamwork and corporate culture.

His expertise is focused on executive team-development and organizational health, and Pat has been described by the One-Minute Manager's Ken Blanchard as "fast defining the next generation of business thinkers."

Pat's passion for organizations and teams is reflected in his writing, speaking and consulting. He is the author of five business books, including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, which continues to be highlighted on The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-seller lists. His other successes include Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide, Death by Meeting, The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive and The Five Temptations of a CEO and more recently, Silos, Politics and Turf Wars.

Pat's work has also been featured in numerous publications such as Fast Company, INC. Magazine, USA Today, Entrepreneur, Drucker Foundation's Leader to Leader and The Harvard Business Review.

When Pat is not writing, he consults to executives and speaks to world class organizations where he addresses thousands of leaders each year. Clients who have engaged his services include Southwest Airlines, New York Life, Microsoft, Charles Schwab,, Sam's Club, the U.S. Military Academy, West Point and FedEx, to name a few.

Prior to founding his firm, Pat worked for Sybase, Oracle and Bain & Company. He also served on the National Board of Directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America from 2000-2003.

In his newest program, based on his Silos, Politics and Turf Wars book, Pat tackles a prominent symptom of corporate frustration: silos, the invisible barriers that separate work teams, departments and divisions, causing people who are supposed to be on the same team to work against one another. According to Pat, silos – and the turf wars they enable – devastate organizations by wasting resources, killing productivity and jeopardizing the achievement of results. Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars, Pat provides audience members with powerful advice on how to eliminate the structural obstacles that derail organizations and foster mediocrity. Urging leaders to provide a compelling context for their employees to work together, Pat's model gives leaders a simple tool for enabling clarity, unity and alignment in their organizations.

Patrick's topics include:

  • Leadership: "The Five Temptations of a Leader"
  • Organizational Effectiveness: "The Four Disciplines of a Healthy Organization"
  • Teams: "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team"
  • Silos, Politics and Turf Wars

Travels From: California