As written by Patrick Lencioni in his book Silos, Politics and Turf Wars; “Silos – and the turf wars they enable – devastate organizations. The concept of “silos” has become synonymous with the barriers that separate work management expert Patrick Lencioni presents a dynamic leadership fable . Patrick Lencioni, Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barrier That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors.
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As with his other books, Lencioni writes Silos, Politics, andTurf Wars as a fictional—but eerilyrealistic—story. The story is about Jude Cousins, an eageryoung management consultant struggling to launch his practice bysolving one of the more universal and frustrating problems faced byhis clients.
Through trial and error, he develops a simple yetground-breaking approach for helping silox transform confusion andinfighting into clarity and alignment. Marketing won’t speak to engineering. Sales thinks production hogs the budget. Front desk believes back room’s lazy. These sorts of turf wars, which turn outwardly unified companies into groupings of uncommunicative “silos,” are the stuff of management lore.
According to bestselling author Lencioni The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”they waste resources, kill productivity and jeopardize the achievement of goals”—they also drive workers into tizzies of frustration.
Like his previous books, Lencioni’s latest addresses the management problem through a fictional story; this one revolves around a self-employed consultant named Jude, who has to dismantle siloos at an upscale hotel, a technology company and a hospital. Split into two sections, Lencioni’s book first shows Jude discovering a solution to silos, then summarizes Jude’s lessons into a strategy that readers can apply silso any business.
Lencioni’s proposal is so full of common sense—namely, end turf wars by getting departments to rally around a common goal—that managers will be eager to apply it themselves. Just as refreshing is Lencioni’s use of character and plot, which is far above average for the business genre. As sympathetic as Jude is, he makes Lencioni’s management lessons memorable. Sales thinks production hogsthe budget. These sorts ofturf wars, which turn outwardly unified companies into groupings ofuncommunicative “silos,” are the stuff of management lore.
According to bestselling author Lencioni The Five Dysfunctionsof a Team”they waste lencooni, kill productivity andjeopardize the achievement of goals”—they also drive workersinto tizzies of frustration.
Like his previous books, Lencioni’slatest addresses the management problem through a fictional story;this one revolves around a self-employed consultant named Jude, whohas to dismantle silos at an upscale hotel, a technology companyand a hospital. Split into two sections, Lencioni’s book firstshows Jude discovering a solution to silos, then summarizes Jude’slessons into a strategy that readers can apply to any business.
Lencioni’s proposal is so full of common sense—namely, endturf wars by getting departments to rally around a commongoal—that managers will be eager to apply it themselves. Justas solos is Lencioni’s use of character and plot, which is farabove average for the business genre. As sympathetic as Jude is, hemakes Lencioni’s management lessons memorable.
Publishers WeeklyJanuary 30, ” Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? In yet another page-turner, New York Times best-sellingauthor and acclaimed management expert Patrick Lencioni addressesthe costly and maddening issue of silos, the barriers that createorganizational politics. Silos devastate organizations, killproductivity, push good people out the door, and jeopardize theachievement of corporate goals.
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Showing of reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Patrick Lencioni’s “Five Dysfunctions of a Team” is essentially required reading for my teams – it is a great book to work through communication and trust issues in an organization. This book follows the same writing style, and has equally useful advice. I only gave it 4 stars however because the content is really focused at leadership – especially senior leadership, which limits the usefulness somewhat.
It’s a good book, but not as good and immediately applicable as “Five Dysfunctions”. If you have read that one and are looking for more, then this is worth it.
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If you haven’t yet read “Five Dysfunctions”, I would recommend starting with it! His fable format is just a business novel with the main character having a common business problem e. The story in Silos is about Jude who worked in a company Batch lencionj after the company is in a merger, he decides to leave and start his siloos consulting firm. He has several clients and does reasonably well, but then notices that all of his clients have basically the same problem, the problem with silos.
He sets off to explore this problem and solve it for his clients I won’t give away how he does it, as it is ssilos novel still and you don’t want to know the end from an amazon review: P As with all of the Lencioni books, it is well written and quite si,os.
It is also short and you silks to be able to read it in a couple of days or so. He explains a couple of techniques for getting more management alignment and they are useful techniques. Though, due to the format, he doesn’t dive very detailed in the techniques, but they are reasonably simple and he gives enough information for you to try it out. I think Silos was ok. I didn’t like it as much as e. Getting Naked, which was pretty good. However, it was an easy and enjoyable read and the techniques could be useful.
I decided to do between 3 and 4 stars and ended up with 4 as, well, it was a nice read. If you read Lencioni books before and liked them, then you’ll probably like this one too. If you haven’t read a Lencioni book before, this one is not as good as Five Dysfunctions of a Team or Getting Naked, so I’d recommend those over this one. Given the nature of human beings, functional silos, politics and turf wars will probably remain a fact of organizational life.
That doesn’t mean that organizations and leaders, in particular, should not try to address them. Even though lencinoi book is primarily written as a fable, I personally discovered a number of helpful gems within the fable.
I found the fable to be both engaging and an easy read. I have only read one of the authors other books. I feel this book and the Advantage make a good set worth reading. One person found this helpful. We enjoy Patrick Lencioni’s fable approach to I facilitate a PMI project management book club where project managers meet to discuss project management, glory stories, vetting and venting! This was a great book! We enjoy Patrick Lencioni’s fable approach to educating PM’s on techniques and methodology.
This is an easy read that addresses a problem that exists in almost every business. The fundamental concept of a companies need to develope a thematic goal or rallying cry has almost lencioji application.
The content of this book is very predictable doesn’t delve deeply enough into the problem. I am preparing to facilitate a very important conversation among key stakeholders in an enterprise which will be much more effective as a result of my reading of this book.
I have read several of Patrick Lencioni’s books, and his ideas really captivate me. I love the “business fable” genre. While I lenncioni a career educator, I learn so much from Lencioni’s stories and commentaries. He is a communicator gifted by God to help organizations reach their full potential, in spite of the shortcomings of all of us in those organizations. Once again, Pat Lencioni hits a major nerve in the business world by addressing a core issue that so many organizations struggle to overcome.
Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars tells a compelling story of a young entrepreneur determined to persevere through the entanglements of life and work and in the process learns how to help others do the same.
While it may be a high order to replicate the success of The Five Dysfunctions of a Siloz, Lencioni continues to write great management books in an interesting way. His “leadership fables” a unique genre in and of itself may end up becoming more of the norm as lenckoni nonfiction becomes rote.
Nonetheless, it is still well worth the read, especially if the team or organization you lead struggles with bureaucracy and divisiveness. Yet another great fable followed by case siloa and deeper explanations. The silo mentality is so real and so common, but is very breakable and fixable.