Patrick Lencioni

Speaker


Patrick Lencioni

Organizational Health Expert

Do you want to gain the ultimate competitive advantage and take your company to the next level? Organizational health expert Patrick Lencioni can show you how. In his sought-after talks, Lencioni explains that leaders already have everything they need at their fingertips. 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.

Lencioni defines a healthy organization as one that has minimal politics and confusion, high degrees of morale and productivity, and very low turnover among good employees. Drawing on his work consulting to some of the world’s leading teams and reaffirming many of the themes cultivated in his bestselling books, he reveals his four steps to achieving the ultimate competitive advantage.

Lencioni’s passion for organizations and teams is reflected in his writing, speaking, and executive consulting. He is the author of ten bestselling including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Advantage: Why Organization Health Trumps Everything Else in Business. Named in Fortune as one of the “Ten New Gurus You Should Know,” his work has been featured in USA TODAY, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Harvard Business Review, to name a few.


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 bestseller, 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.

How to Keep Your Best People

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.