The Five Temptations of a CEO
By Patrick Lencioni
Patrick Lencioni’s quick read ‘The Five Temptations of a CEO’ is a book any leader can benefit from. The book highlights the common pitfalls faced by leaders, provides self-assessments and personal takeaways. Even the most experienced managers will find themselves guilty at one point or another of being more interested in career status than achieving results, wanting to be popular with your direct reports instead of holding them accountable, wanting to ensure that your decisions are correct which may postpone critical decision-making, a desire for harmony among team members over productive conflict, and protecting ourselves from perceptions of vulnerability.
Kicking off a new year and a new decade, I can’t imagine a better read to re-energize a leader (and your team) and provide the necessary courage and focus for leadership. The format is a thought-provoking story that will challenge you to examine leadership behaviors and make necessary changes that will have a long-lasting impact. Time to sharpen up!