Patrick Lencioni

Founder of The Table Group & New York Times Bestselling Author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team & Getting Naked

Patrick Lencioni

I can honestly say that Pat is the greatest speaker we've had the privilege of hearing at Avnet. He entertained us, he inspired us, and he gave us invaluable insight into ourselves and the way we approach our business.

Roy Vallee, Chairman & CEO, Avnet Inc.

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

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

Lencioni is the author of nine best-selling books with nearly three million copies sold. After nine years in print, his book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team continues to be a fixture on national best-seller lists and was recently listed as one of the ‘Top 10 Business Books of 2010’ by the Wall Street Journal.

Recently named in Fortune magazine as one of the ‘ten new gurus you should know,’ Pat and his work have been featured in USA TODAY, 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. He also served on the National Board of Directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. Pat lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and four sons.

Books by Patrick Lencioni

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  • Diversity's Missing Ingredient

    Patrick Lencioni

    When it comes to tapping into the competitive advantage of diversity, few companies succeed. Recently, 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 got into an argument.

  • Reality Management

    Patrick Lencioni

    A friend recently talked me into watching a reality television show – not an easy sell – that I found surprisingly fascinating. Part of my surprise is due to the fact that the show embodies many of the organizational health principles that I write about in my book, The Advantage.

  • Overcome Team Dysfunction

    Patrick Lencioni

    Building an effective cohesive team is extremely hard. But it is also simple. What I mean is that teamwork doesn’t require great intellectual insights or masterful tactics. More than anything, it comes down to courage and persistence.

  • Stooping to Greatness

    Patrick Lencioni

    A while back, I had the opportunity to spend time with the CEO of one of America’s most successful companies, a legendary organization known for its employee and customer satisfaction, as well as its financial performance.

  • The Last Competitive Advantage

    Patrick Lencioni

    All the competitive advantages we’ve been pursuing during our careers are gone. That’s right. Strategy. Technology. Finance. Marketing. Gone. No, those disciplines have not disappeared. They are all alive and well in most organizations.


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