#12 Pat Lencioni: Intentionally Building Great Teams

If you want to lead, you better love people. Even if you don’t like them, you have to love them enough to tell them the truth.
— Pat Lencioni

Pat Lencioni is the founder and president of The Table Group, Inc., a specialized management consulting firm focused on organizational health. He has been described by Ken Blanchard as "fast defining the next generation of leadership thinkers."

Pat's books have sold over 3 million copies including national best-sellers, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Three Signs of a Miserable Job, and Getting Naked.

As a consultant and speaker, he has worked with thousands of organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies and professional sports teams to universities and nonprofits including Southwest Airlines and General Mills.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • Three values to identify in an ideal team player

  • Humility versus confidence

  • The two things organizations have to do to be successful

  • The pillars of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

  • How to define a healthy organization

  • How vulnerability breeds trust as a leader

  • How to get someone to tell you the truth in an interview

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