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The Five Temptations of a CEO highlights the common pitfalls faced by leaders.

The lessons of The Five Temptations of a CEO 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 that have occurred in the past ten years.

Designed to be read in a single sitting, this captivating fable brings to life the five temptations that all leaders must face. Young, ambitious and overwhelmed, CEO Andrew O'Brien personifies a part of every leader as he wanders in search of the elusive silver bullet that will propel him to success.

Reviews & Press

Imagine running into the ultimate management mentor late one night on an otherwise deserted commuter train, and walking away from the strange encounter with an encapsulated guide to success in the corporate world. That's exactly what screenwriter and business coach Patrick Lencioni has done in The Five Temptations of a CEO, placing his tale in an easy-reading and thought- provoking kind of self-help novel.

— Howard Rothman

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Radically distinct from the run-of-the-mill business management texts of late, this charming and extremely readable leadership fable—written by a rising star in the business world—offers practical advice for unlocking the CEO in everyone.

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Consulting and Training Services

The Table Group offers a variety of consulting offerings around Pat’s models and methodologies. If you are interested in learning more about our services please feel free to fill out the Consulting Inquiry Form below or visit the consulting section our website. For those who prefer to talk about offerings via phone, please call our Vice President of consulting,Jeff Gibson, VP of Consulting, at 925.299.9705 or for more information.

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Pat was recently named one of the nation’s top five business speakers by The Wall Street Journal. To inquire about Pat’s availability, please contact Alison Knox at 925.299.9706. Or, you may complete our Speaking Inquiry Form below. Please note that we receive dozens of requests on a weekly basis and will make every effort to respond to your inquiry in an expeditious manner.

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Book Tools

The Five Temptations Model

The Five Temptations of a CEO outlines Lencioni’s model for individual leadership.

Temptations Summary Article

Read a brief summary of the model outlined in The Five Temptations of a CEO.

Reader's Guide Questions

Discuss The Five Temptations of a CEO with your team or reading group using these questions.



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