Interview with Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni, author and consultant, tells Kathleen Koch, host of SHRM’s internet news show Focus on HR, why it is important for leaders to be willing to show vulnerability.

Patrick Lencioni


Patrick Lencioni is founder and president of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products and services that improve teamwork, clarity and employee engagement.

The wide-spread appeal of Lencioni’s leadership models have yielded a diverse base of speaking and consulting clients, including a mix of Fortune 500 companies, professional sports organizations, the military, non-profits, schools and churches. 

Lencioni is the author of ten best-selling books with over three million copies sold. After ten years in print, his book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team continues to be a weekly fixture on national best-seller lists. He just completed his latest book, The Advantage: Why Organization Health Trumps Everything Else in Business (March 2012).

Named in Fortune magazine as one of the ‘ten new gurus you should know,’ Pat and his work have been featured in USA TODAY, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Harvard Business Review, to name a few.

Prior to founding his firm, he worked as a corporate executive for Sybase, Oracle and Bain & Company. He serves on several national and advisory boards. Finally, Pat lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and four sons.


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