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Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni

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Author, thought-leader and founder of The Table Group, providing organizations with services that improve teamwork

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Keynote speaker Patrick Lencioni is the man behind the bestseller The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, the brain behind a widely used leadership model and the founder of The Table Group, which helps organizations improve teamwork and engagement. He continues to deliver top-rated keynotes and consulting at all types of events. Speaker Patrick Lencioni inspires audiences to create better organizations through his stories, humor and thought-provoking insights. 

Keynote speaker Patrick Lencioni is the founder and president of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to providing ideas, services and products to organizations in order to improve teamwork, clarity and employee engagement.

Lencioni’s passion for organizations and teams is clearly echoed in his writing, speaking and executive consulting. He is the author of 11 best-selling books with more than five million copies sold. Well after its 16th year in print, his book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team continues to be a fixture on national best-seller lists. His latest book, The Advantage: Why Organization Health Trumps Everything Else in Business, was released to favorable reviews and also became an instant best-seller.

Lencioni’s leadership models have a wide-spread appeal and have yielded a diverse base of speaking and consulting clients, including a mix of Fortune 500 companies, professional sports organizations, the military, schools, churches and non-profits.

As true pioneer in business, our speaker Patrick Lencioni addresses thousands of leaders each year at world class organizations and national conferences. He is consistently the top rated keynote speaker at major events. He 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’, Patrick Lencioni and his work have been featured in USA TODAYBloomberg 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. Today, the noteworthy speaker Patrick Lencioni lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and four sons.

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    The Advantage

    • Addressing the model in his brand-new book, The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business, Patrick 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, our speaker Patrick Lencioni demonstrates that 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 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 other best‑sellers, Patrick Lencioni reveals the four steps to achieving the ultimate competitive advantage.


    Keynote by Speaker Patrick Lencioni

    The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

    • According to Patrick Lencioni, 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 best-seller, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick 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.


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    Getting Naked

    • Based on the principles in Getting Naked, Pat presents a revolutionary and counterintuitive approach to client service that yields uncommon levels of trust and loyalty.
    • Naked Service, as Lencioni calls it, provokes consultants and service providers to be completely transparent and vulnerable with clients and to avoid the three fears that ultimately sabotage client allegiance.
    • Learn principles like ‘enter the danger,’ ‘tell the kind truth,’ and ‘always consult instead of sell’ that can help you establish a fiercely loyal client base.
    • Whether you are an internal or external consultant, financial advisor or anyone else serving long-term clients—you will glean some powerful tools for overcoming the three fears, and gain a real and lasting competitive edge.


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    Silos, Politics and Turf Wars

    • In his talk, keynote speaker Patrick Lencioni tackles a prominent symptom of corporate frustration: silos, the invisible barriers that separate work teams, departments and divisions, causing people who are supposed to be on the same team to work against one another.
    • According to Patrick, silos—and the turf wars they enable—devastate organizations by wasting resources, killing productivity and jeopardizing results.
    • Drawing from his book, Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars, Lencioni provides leaders with powerful advice on how to eliminate the structural obstacles that derail organizations.
    • Urging leaders to provide a compelling context for their employees to work together, Patrick’s model gives leaders a simple tool for enabling clarity, unity and alignment in their organizations.


    Keynote by Speaker Patrick Lencioni

    Managing for Employee Engagement

    • In this talk, keynote speaker Patrick Lencioni addresses perhaps the most timeless and elusive topic related to work: job misery.
    • Based on his much‑anticipated book, The Three Signs of a Miserable Job, Lencioni delivers a message that is as revolutionary as it is shockingly simple.
    • Using a mix of humor and poignancy, he dismantles the root causes of frustration and anguish at work: anonymity, irrelevance and ‘immeasurement.’
    • In doing so, he provides managers at all levels, as well as employees, with actionable wisdom and 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 meaning and fulfillment in your work, this talk will prove immediately invaluable.


    Keynote by Speaker Patrick Lencioni

    Confronting the Absurdity of Meetings

    • Based on his popular book, Death by Meeting, Patrick Lencioni reveals some surprising truths about why we hate meetings, why we shouldn’t, and how to make them productive—even enjoyable.
    • He debunks the myth that meetings are inherently bad and makes the case that they are, in fact, one of the most critical activities at the heart of a competitive organization.
    • Using pointed and humorous examples from his work, sought-after speaker Patrick Lencioni paints the picture of bad prototypical meetings, and presents a new, radical approach to meetings, one that transforms them from drudgery to focused, relevant and compelling business activities.


    Keynote by Speaker Patrick Lencioni

    The Five Temptations of a Leader

    • Lencioni believes that leaders too often overcomplicate their jobs when, in reality, success hinges on mastering a few simple behaviors that require uncommon levels of discipline.
    • Based on the model from his book The Five Temptations of a CEO, speaker Patrick Lencioni offers actionable advice on how to overcome the five behavioral pitfalls that prevent leaders from achieving their full potential.


    Keynote by Speaker Patrick Lencioni

    The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family

    • Drawing on a few of his most influential business models, Lencioni turns his attention to the most important and overlooked organization in society—the family.
    • He demonstrates how addressing three important questions will help families yield context in which to make daily decisions, reduce distractions and, ultimately, restore sanity.
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