Patrick Lencioni


Patrick Lencioni is the founder and president of The Table Group, and a prolific author of best-selling books on business management, particularly in relation to team management. He is best known as the author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, a popular business fable that explores work team dynamics and offers solutions to help teams perform better.

Lencioni is president of The Table Group, a management consulting firm specializing in executive team development and organizational health. As a consultant and keynote speaker, he has worked with senior executives and executive teams in organizations ranging from Fortune 500s and high-tech start-ups, to universities and non-profits. He also gives talks on leadership, organizational change, teamwork and corporate culture. His business principles are now course material at the University of Saint Mary. He is frequently interviewed for national media including features in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. CNN Money listed him in 2008 as one of "10 new gurus you should know," and The Wall Street Journal said he is "one of the most in-demand business speakers.

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Articles:

The Best Way Forward Is To Face The...

December 2, 2020

I don’t even want to type the word.  It’s that painful. Corruption. My on-line dictionary provides these three initial definitions: Moral perversion; depravity.  Perversion of integrity. Corrupt or dishonest proceedings. Few words convey something so universally ugly and sad. Corruption...

How Nice Leaders Become Angry

May 18, 2020

Anger is a funny emotion. No, check that. It’s not funny. It’s angry. But it is often strange and hard to understand. That’s especially true when otherwise affable or thoughtful people become leaders and start to exhibit anger more and...

The Five Dysfunctions Of A Virtual Team

April 14, 2020

For almost two decades we (at Table Group) have been using the Five Dysfunctions of a Team model to help leaders increase the cohesiveness and effectiveness of their teams and achieve more. Now, the whole world is navigating the unique...

A Story Of Gratitude And Faith

December 3, 2019

I am writing this note almost exactly one year, to the minute, since one of the most wonderful and powerful moments in my life.  A year ago, I was in Maryland at a hotel located along one of the many...

Reimagining Work For A Community In Crisis

November 5, 2019

Anyone who knows me understands that among the books I’ve written, one of my favorites is The Truth About Employee Engagement. My affinity for this book is the simplicity and efficacy of its message: employees only need three things from...

The Danger Of Bad Forensic Analysis

August 14, 2019

The other day, I went into my office with two colleagues, gave each of them a section of The Wall Street Journal, and we spent the next 45 minutes reading whatever captured our interest. When we were finished, we discussed...

Corporate Envy

December 11, 2018

I recently came across a new book with a title that really caught my attention. Love Your Life, Not Theirs, written by a woman named Rachel Cruze. It addresses the idea that one of the primary reasons people take on...

The Pinnacle Of A Successful Company Is…

August 31, 2018

…Brace yourself for this.  It’s not pretty.  The pinnacle of a successful company, the quintessential activity that makes success possible, is a CEO’s weekly staff meeting.  Yes.  A staff meeting.  Now, if you’ve read any of my books or essays,...

The Danger Of Fame

December 15, 2009

Fame. A few months ago, prompted by all the news about Michael Jackson’s troubled life and drug-related death and the similarities between him and Elvis Presley, I started to think about the dangers of fame. And when the travails of...

The Enemy Of Innovation And Creativity

October 8, 2009

Maybe it was just the kind of kid I was, but I’m guessing that most children are constantly reminded by adults to be more efficient. Maybe not exactly in those words. More likely it comes in the form of phrases...

Diversity’s Missing Ingredient

June 4, 2009

When it comes to tapping into the competitive advantage of diversity, few companies succeed. Yesterday I was reminded why.  Our firm was having a meeting to discuss important elements of our strategy and marketing efforts, when something really great happened—we...

The Notre Dame Brand

May 25, 2009

Lest anyone think that the current graduation speaker controversy at the University of Notre Dame is merely a matter of partisan politics and media hype, it is worth a closer look. What is happening right now in South Bend, Ind.,...

Rediscovering Work

April 1, 2009

Sometimes when we’re in the midst of a major event or a crisis, we don’t notice big changes that are happening around us. And then, when things settle down and we get up off the floor, we look around and...

Virtual Teams

March 1, 2009

When I speak to audiences about teamwork, one of the most frequently asked questions I get has to do with managing groups of people who are geographically dispersed, a.k.a. virtual teams. This surprises me a little because the topic, as...

The “down Economy” Bandwagon

January 20, 2009

It seems like we’ve been preparing for this current recession for the past two or three years, constantly predicting it and staving it off as long as we could, all the while listening to the media tell us that it...

A Selfless Man

December 23, 2008

I lit a candle today and prayed during Eucharistic Adoration in our parish chapel for a man I know who was hospitalized yesterday for the second time in two weeks.  He is suffering from emphysema and an infection after recent...

Ceo Pride

December 23, 2008

For some reason, I haven't directly addressed this topic in any of my writings over the years. It's not because I'm afraid to or that I find it uninteresting. I think it has more to do with having such mixed...

The Danger Of More Shiny New Things

November 22, 2008

I‘m sure it‘s natural for people to be fascinated with acquiring new things. Whether we‘re talking about physical possessions like homes or cars or toys, or more conceptual assets like knowledge or technology or business strategies, we seem to highly...

Courageous Leadership

October 31, 2008

I am sending this message to  large group of people who I know to be Catholic/Christian.   I must confess that there are parts of me that don’t want to send it, because I don’t want to offend anyone or make...

The Power Of Pondering

August 1, 2008

As is so often the case, the most important and powerful aspects of life are the simplest. And often we overlook the simple in the pursuit of the complex and the novel. Such is certainly the case when it comes...