“The Ideal Team Player”
Patrick Lencioni has a unique way of bringing his message to life in “The Ideal Team Player”! His parable style makes this short book enjoyable and an excellent teaching tool.
Lencioni tells the story of Jeff Shanley, a leader desperate to save his uncle’s company by restoring its cultural commitment to teamwork. Jeff must crack the code on the virtues that real team players possess, and then build a culture of hiring and development around those virtues.
Beyond the fable, Lencioni presents a practical framework and actionable tools for identifying, hiring, and developing ideal team players. Whether you’re a leader trying to create a culture around teamwork, a staffing professional looking to hire real team players, or a team player wanting to improve yourself, this book will prove to be as useful as it is compelling.
Along with “Scaling up” by Verne Harnish and “Exponential Organizations” by Salim Ismail, “The Ideal Team Player” is a MUST READ.