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 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.
Lencioni’s passion for organizations and teams is reflected in his writing, speaking, and executive consulting. He is the author of eleven best-selling books with nearly five million copies sold. His capstone book, The Advantage, is the pre-eminent source on organizational health and became an immediate best-seller. After twelve years in print, his classic book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, remains a weekly fixture on national best-seller lists. He is also author to The Ideal Team Player, a much-anticipated follow-up to his team book.
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 addresses thousands of leaders each year at world-class organizations and national conferences. Consistently the top rated keynote speaker at major events, Lencioni shares his insights and inspires his audiences through his accessibility, humor and story-telling.
Named in Fortune magazine as one of the ‘ten new gurus you should know,’ Lencioni 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. Pat lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and four sons.
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