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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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.
TEMPTATION #1: STATUS
Strategy for Overcoming: Focus on results
TEMPTATION #2: POPULARITY
Strategy for Overcoming: Hold people accountable
TEMPTATION #3: CERTAINTY
Strategy for Overcoming: Provide clarity
TEMPTATION #4: HARMONY
Strategy for Overcoming: Establish productive conflict
TEMPTATION #5: INVULNERABILITY
Strategy for Overcoming: Build trust