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The Five Temptations of a CEO
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Tribute. Foreword. Introduction. The Fable. The Model: A Summary of Why Executives Fail. Self-Assessment. Acknowledgments. About the Author.

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Patrick Lencioni is founder and president of The Table Group, a management consulting firm specializing in organizational health and executive team development. As a consultant and keynote speaker, he has worked with thousands of senior executives in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 and mid-size companies to start-ups and nonprofits. Lencioni is the author of ten business books with over three million copies sold worldwide. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and four boys. To learn more about Patrick and The Table Group, please visit www.tablegroup.com.

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This tape presents the story of Andrew, a CEO, and the five temptations he faces in management. The central part of the work is a quirky dream. Very simplified, the temptations are putting self first, wanting to be liked rather than to lead, making decisions reluctantly, elevating harmony above productive argument, and not trusting subordinates. The author's discussions at the end of the story help clarify the main points, and the narration is nicely done by Boyd Gaines. Some of the ideas are good, but the advice is not consistently insightful. Recommended only for libraries with large management collections.ÄMark Guyer, Stark Cty. Dist. Lib., Canton, OH Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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