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Silos, Politics and Turf Wars

Pat Lencioni tackles a prominent symptom of corporate frustration: silos, the invisible barriers that separate work teams, departments and divisions, causing people who are supposed to be on the same team to work against one another. According to Pat, silos—and the turf wars they enable—devastate organizations by wasting resources, killing productivity and jeopardizing results.

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The Concept

Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars provides leaders with powerful advice on how to eliminate the structural obstacles that derail organizations. Urging leaders to provide a compelling context for their employees to work together, Pat's model gives leaders a simple tool for enabling clarity, unity and alignment in their organizations.


The Model

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  • Thematic Goal

    The single, temporary, and qualitative rallying cry shared by all members of the team
  • Defining Objective

    The temporary, qualitative components of the thematic goal; shared by all members of the team
  • Standard Operating Objective

    The ongoing priorities of the organization; shared by all members of the team

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