The Ideal Team Player
by Patrick Lencioni
Patrick Lencioni’s The Ideal Team Player is an easy-to-read fable about how to recognize and cultivate three essential virtues in people: they are humble, hungry and smart (EQ). Ideal team players add immediate value in a team environment and require much less coaching and management to contribute in a meaningful way.
Lencioni shares four primary applications of the ideal team player model within an organization – hiring, assessing current employees, developing employees who are lacking in one or more of the virtues, and embedding the model into an organization’ culture. This is a must read that is perfect for a company-wide book club to stimulate conversation and reinforcing teamwork.