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At The Table with Patrick Lencioni

Author: Patrick Lencioni

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Real conversations and practical advice for everyday leaders. Sit across the table from one of the foremost experts in leadership and business. In his simple and approachable style, Pat tackles every topic related to the world of work (and some that aren’t). From culture to teamwork to building world-class organizations, Pat brings his wisdom, humor, and insight together to provide actionable advice for leaders everywhere.

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35 Episodes
Pat and Cody discuss success, performance and dignity. 
Pat offers some advice for leading in uncertain times. 
In a special episode recorded live from the stage of Table Group's UnConference, Pat, Cody and Chris tackle one of the most important activities in business - meetings.  They take questions from the audience and explore how to run better, more effective meetings. 
Pat and the team sit down to discuss the book writing process and tell some of their favorite stories from the last 20 years and 12 books.
Pat's new book, The Motive is out today!  Cody takes the host spot to dig into Pat's latest thinking on leadership and what might be his most important book yet. Listen and discover your motive.
The first sign of trouble on the horizon for any organization is not as clean and measurable as you might think.  Pat and Cody make the case that leaders would be wise to pay keen attention to the joy in their organizations.  
Conflict with trust is the pursuit of truth or the best idea.  Too many teams, families and friends stop short of the best answer because they "agree to disagree."  Pat and Cody suggest a different approach - convince or be convinced. 
Can one bad apple really spoil the whole bunch?  Pat and the team discuss the impact of even one team member who doesn't fit. Consulting corner is back!  Pat answers listeners questions.
The team sits down to discuss four simple words that are not used enough on teams. Pat and Cody introduce a new segment intended to deconstruct common corporate speak and the damage caused by sayings that are used in companies every day. 
23. Hard Culture

23. Hard Culture


On this episode the team breaks down company culture. What do companies get right and why are so many organizations focused on perks? 
22. Teamwork Dies Young

22. Teamwork Dies Young


The impact of youth sports on the culture of teamwork. 
Forget a new year's resolution, you and your team need a rallying cry.  Jeff and Chris join the podcast to take a deep dive into one of the most practical and useful tools we use with our clients.  When everything is important, nothing is important.  Join the conversation and learn how to set a single, near-term priority for you and your team.  Resources mentioned in the Podcast The Meeting Advantage: The Advantage Book:  
Pat's wife Laura joins the podcast to discuss the power of vulnerability at work and at home.      
Your organization's strategy should be simple and usable. Chris joins Pat and Cody to demystify "strategy".  They share examples of companies who get it right and provide a framework for developing three strategic filters that should provide the context for all decision-making.    
Pat and the team dig into The Five Dysfunctions of a Team model and use the Table Group's Online Team Assessment to help listeners identify the dysfunction on their own teams.  Learn more about the team assessment: Listeners use promo code "PODCAST" to receive 20% of the assessment. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team book:  
Bobby Herrera stops by the podcast to talk about leadership, struggle, and building a world-class culture of "climbers" at his company Populus Group.   Bobby's book The Gift of Struggle can be found here:  
Amy and Jeff join the podcast to talk about the most important organization in the world - family.  We discuss how to run your family with the same sense of intentionality and rigor we use in our businesses and answer The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family.  The book and resources discussed can be found here:  
Pat and Cody discuss the benefits of small company culture and make the case that bigger isn't always better.
Question #2: How do we behave? Jeff joins Pat and Cody to discuss values and how to create culture in organizations. They break down some of the best and worst company cultures they have encountered and make a case for who shouldn't belong in your organization.
Pat is joined by NFL All-Pro running back Justin Forsett to discuss leadership, teamwork and culture in professional sports and his new role as CEO of startup company, Shower Pill. Afterwards, Cody and Pat debrief and pick out the wisdom for leaders and teams.   Check out Shower Pill here:
Comments (2)

Paul Kyle

thanks for this podcast. it's great to hear about the struggles that other leaders have. also appreciate the exhortation to be strong:)!

Feb 26th

Luiz Fernando


Feb 7th
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