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The Five Temptations of a CEO

The Five Temptations of a CEO

By Patrick Lencioni


The Five Temptations of a CEO highlights the common pitfalls faced by leaders. The lessons highlighted in this book are as relevant today as ever, and this special anniversary edition celebrates ten years of inspiration and enlightenment with a brand new introduction and reflections from Lencioni on the new challenges in business and leadership.

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The Concept

Being the CEO of an organization is one of the most difficult challenges a person can face in a career. But it is not a complicated one. In fact, when it comes right down to it, there are only five really important things a CEO has to do in order to optimize his or her success. But more importantly, a CEO has to avoid the five temptations that lead to eventual failure.


    Strategy for Overcoming: Focus on results


    Strategy for Overcoming: Hold people accountable


    Strategy for Overcoming: Provide clarity


    Strategy for Overcoming: Establish productive conflict


    Strategy for Overcoming: Build trust

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