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Patrick Lencioni

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610: How to Help Team Members Find the Right Work, with Patrick Lencioni

Coaching for Leaders

Patrick Lencioni: The 6 Types of Working Genius Patrick Lencioni is founder and president of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to protecting human dignity in the world of work, personal development, and faith. Pat’s passion for organizations and teams is reflected in his writing, speaking, executive consulting, and most recently his three podcasts, At the Table with Patrick Lencioni, The Working Genius Podcast, and The Simple Reminder. Pat is the author of twelve best-selling books with over seven million copies sold. After twenty years in print, his classic book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team remains a weekly fixture on national best-seller lists. He has been featured in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, USA Today, Inc. magazine, and Chief Executive magazine. He is the author of The 6 Types of Working Genius: A Better Way to Understand Your Gifts, Your Frustrations, and Your Team. Many of us have heard the invitation from Jim Collin’s book Good to Great to get the right people on the bus. But once the right people are on the bus, how to do you find the right seat for each person? On this episode, Pat and I discuss how to utilize the Working Genius model to find the right work for the right team members. Key Points When addressing burnout, the type of work someone does is more significant than the volume of work. Three stages of work are present for almost every team: ideation, activation, and implementation. A cup of coffee in an excellent thermos can stay hot an entire day — that’s true of us when we’re aligned with our working geniuses. Finding the right work for a team member is far easier than finding the right person culturally. Before you look elsewhere, be sure they are in the right seat. To fill gaps in your team’s geniuses, you can hire, borrow, or find people where competence will suffice for now. Resist the temptation to immediately jump to hiring. Resources Mentioned The 6 Types of Working Genius assessment The 6 Types of Working Genius: A Better Way to Understand Your Gifts, Your Frustrations, and Your Team by Patrick Lencioni Interview Notes Download my interview notes in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes How to Get the Ideal Team Player, with Patrick Lencioni (episode 301) How to Lead an Offsite, with Tom Henschel (episode 377) The Mindset Leaders Need to Address Burnout, with Christina Maslach (episode 609) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.


9 Jan 2023

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CNLP 534 | Patrick Lencioni Opens Up About Becoming a Devout Christian, His Real Motivation, Genius Gaps, and Drunks and Monks

The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast: Lead Like Never Before

Table Group founder and bestselling author, Patrick Lencioni, returns to the podcast for a deeply personal conversation about his conversion to Christianity, becoming a more devoted follower of...Read the whole entry... »

1hr 24mins

22 Nov 2022

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The Key to Organizational Health with Patrick Lencioni, Part 1

Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast

Organizational health is the greatest competitive advantage a company can achieve. So how do we get there? Join me and my friend Patrick Lencioni as we discuss the key to organizational health. Download the application guide: https://andystanley.com/podcast Our sponsor, BELAY, is offering a free download of their latest book, Lead Anyone From Anywhere. In the book, you will learn how to equip a hybrid workforce to be just as effective as – if not more than – a brick-and-mortar organization. Text ANDY to 55123 for your free copy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


7 Nov 2022

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How To Strive For Success But Be Peacefully Detached From The Outcome | Patrick Lencioni Part 2

Self Helpful with Kevin Miller

In this episode…I’m back with heralded business leader, best selling author, renowned speaker and top podcast host, Patrick Lencioni, who I find to be masterfully insightful regarding human behavior and performance, which is what he’s famous for and why he’s one of the most influential people in the business world today. This is my values, motives, and habits episode and you’re about to hear Patrick’s insight into his own behavior and performance and what drives him. A key perspective we land on is how as he strives for success in his life, he continues to work on being, as he says, “peacefully detached from the outcome.” He shares a story and we dig into this very attractive, yet seemingly impossible endeavor. Also in the discussion he shares his desire to conduct himself like the very earliest followers of Jesus. How he went awry in his closest relationships thinking his job was to fix and serve at the sake of his own well being. In sharing about his health and wellness routine he divulges his early participation in running sports was due to childhood wounds he was trying to address, as he was terrified that if he was simply mediocre, he'd go unnoticed by his family. He talks through this further and how it caused him to initially lead his life in a defensive posture, and how he worked out of this perspective. In discussing work values Patrick shares that in his experience the most successful businesses, organizations, and families are quite messy. You can hear him explain this further. We then get more into this concept of being detached from the big outcomes of our life. And we end with Patrick admitting he is trying to discover and engage with things that just give him personal pleasure as he continues to work out of the obligatory feeling of his life being all about service to others and forgetting about himself. If you missed part one of our discussion together where we talked about his new book and assessment, The 6 Types Of Working Genius, find the book anywhere and take the assessment right away at workinggenius.comThe Self-Help(ful) podcast is brought to you by Ziglar, your premier source for equipping coaches to help leaders and top performers excel professionally and personally. Visit Ziglar.com and let them inspire your true coaching performance.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

1hr 15mins

2 Nov 2022

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6 Working Styles Every Team Needs to Succeed | Patrick Lencioni

The Art of Charm

In today’s episode, we cover the different work genius skills with Patrick Lencioni. Patrick is founder and president of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to helping leaders improve their organizations’ health and the author of ten business books including his most recent work, The 6 Types of Working Genius: A Better Way to Understand Your Gifts, Your Frustrations, and Your Team.Knowing what kind of work your personality is inclined toward can make the difference between loving your work and hating it, having an innovative team and a failing team, so what are the different types of work and how can you leverage them to achieve incredible success?What to Listen For Introduction – 0:00 Why do we get frustrated at work and what is triggering this?  What are the skills necessary to fully function in any work environment? Different Kinds of Working Genius – 5:32 What are the different types of working skills we already have and the skills we still need to develop? What are the benefits of learning and knowing how these skills can change our work environment? What Type of Worker Are You? – 18:28   How do you behave within the team and how do you react to different situations? Are you tenacious, love to push things forward, and make sure they get done? Interpreting the Assessment Results – 32:54 What can you do when you think your co-workers are outsmarting and outperforming you? What is the concept of quiet-quitting and why is it causing companies to lose their genius talents? A Word From Our SponsorsDo you LOVE the toolbox episodes? Did you know that every week we give a LIVE mini-toolbox lesson inside our Private Facebook Group? Best of all it is FREE to join. Join today and get access to all of our live training and level up your communication, leadership, influence and persuasion skills. With 14,000 members it’s a great place to network, learn and overcome any obstacle that’s in your way.Did you know that you can get the whole Art of Charm catalog when you subscribe to Stitcher Premium using our link? That’s 15 years of podcasts featuring expert guests and toolbox episodes! Sign up today and use Code “CHARM” to get a free month!Running out of things to say in conversation… and still struggling to get people interested in you? That’s an uncomfortable position to be in. Don’t want to risk getting tongue-tied and screwing things up the next time you meet someone? Check out Conversation Magic now to make sure you don't crash and burn. With our bulletproof formula, you'll be flirting up a storm, sparking fun and engaging conversations, and making high-value friends anywhere!Resources from this Episode The 6 Types of Working Genius by Patrick Lencioni The Table Group Check in with AJ and Johnny! AJ on Instagram Johnny on Instagram The Art of Charm on Instagram The Art of Charm on YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


10 Oct 2022

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ATG 93: Unlock Your Genius: How to love and excel at your work with Patrick Lencioni

All It Takes Is A Goal

Why do some people seem to effortlessly thrive at their work while some of us feel like we’re constantly just trying to make it through the week? Patrick Lencioni would tell you that it’s because some of us are excelling in our area of genius, while others of us are trying to tap into strengths we don’t have or don’t enjoy.Patrick is one of the founders of The Table Group and is the pioneer of the organizational health movement. He is the author of 12 books, which have sold over 7 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages. As President of the Table Group, Patrick spends his time speaking and writing about leadership, teamwork, and organizational health and consulting with executives and their teams. He joins me for a conversation about the six different areas of genius and how you can tap into yours so that your work becomes easier and more enjoyable.In This Episode:Buy a copy of Pat’s new bookListen to Pat’s podcastVisit Pat’s websiteFollow Pat on LinkedInPat's Book List:Drunks and Monks by John H. CarmichaelBuilt to Last by Jim Collins and Jerry I. PorrasSearching for and Maintaining of Peace by Jacques PhilippeAbsolute Relativism by Chris StefanickGrab your copy of the 2023 Finish Calendar!Book me to speak at your event or to your team!You can get more info on the Soundtracks Video Course.Follow Jon on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.Order Soundtracks, Jon's newest book available wherever you find quality books!


3 Oct 2022

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493: Patrick Lencioni - Becoming More Humble, Leading With Curiosity, & Understanding Your Working Genius

The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk

Text Hawk to 66866 to become part of Mindful Monday. Join 10's of thousands of learning leaders from all over the world better understand how you can become a more effective leader. Text Hawk to 66866 for more... Full show notes at www.LearningLeader.com Twitter/IG: @RyanHawk12    https://twitter.com/RyanHawk12 My guest: Patrick Lencioni has written 14 books on business management, particularly in relation to team management. He is best known as the author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, a popular business fable that explores work team dynamics and offers solutions to help teams perform better. He's also written The Ideal Team Player, The Advantage, The Motive, and his latest book is called The Six Types of Working Genius.  Notes: Pat loves The Pat McAfee Show because of their candor, humor, and authenticity.  "Humility is a virtue. You can practice it." "Seek first to understand prior to trying to be understood." Be curious. "If we don't understand them, we judge them." The opposite of judgment is curiosity. When you're humble, there is no sense of entitlement. Good teammates? "They take ownership of their mistakes and work to correct them." Must take ownership of it to improve. The Ideal Team Player -- Humble, Hungry, Smart. The Five Dysfunctions Of A Team: Absence of trust - unwilling to be vulnerable within the group Fear of conflict - seeking artificial harmony over constructive passionate debate Lack of commitment - feigning buy-in for group decisions creates ambiguity throughout the organization Avoidance of accountability - ducking the responsibility to call peers on counterproductive behavior which sets low standards Inattention to results - focusing on personal success, status, and ego before team success The Six Types of Working Genius: Wonder – People with this genius can’t help but question whether things could be better in the world around them. They are troubled whenever they see unmet potential, and they are constantly curious and on the lookout for the need to change something. Invention – This type of genius is all about creativity. People who have it, love, to generate new ideas and solutions to problems and are even comfortable coming up with something out of nothing. Discernment – People with this type of genius have a natural ability when it comes to evaluating or assessing a given idea or situation and providing guidance. They have good instincts, gut feel, and judgment about the subtleties of making decisions that integrate logic, common sense and human needs. Galvanizing – This type of genius is about bringing energy and movement to an idea or decision. People who have it like to initiate activity by rallying people to act and inspiring them to get involved. Enablement – People with this type of genius are quick to respond to the needs of others by offering their cooperation and assistance with a project, program, or effort. They naturally provide the human assistance that is required in any endeavor, and not on their own terms. Tenacity – This type is about ensuring that a given project, program, or effort is taken to completion and achieves the desired result. People who have this genius push for required standards of excellence and live to see the impact of their work. Pat’s areas of working genius: “I am naturally good at and drawn to what we call Invention and Discernment, I like to come up with new, original ideas, even when it’s not what’s called for.  And I love to use my intuition to evaluate and assess ideas and plans to see what would be best.  My areas of frustration are Tenacity and Enablement, meaning I struggle to push projects through to completion after the initial excitement wears off, and I have a hard time providing assistance to others on their terms. That doesn’t mean I can’t do those things, because all of us have to do things we don’t like or aren’t good at sometimes. But if I’m in a situation where people are relying on me as their primary source of enablement and tenacity, that’s not good for me or for them in the long run.” Pat is a "discriminating ideator." My areas of working genius: Discernment and Tenacity. The assessment says: “You are good at and enjoy using your intuition and instincts to evaluate and assess ideas or plans, and pushing projects and tasks through to completion to ensure that the desired results are achieved.”  "You are what we call a judicious accomplisher."

1hr 5mins

2 Oct 2022

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Discover Your Working Genius with Patrick Lencioni

Maxwell Leadership Podcast

Podcast family, the way you think about your own leadership strengths and abilities is about to change! That’s because in today’s episode, Mark Cole is joined by his and John’s long-time friend Patrick Lencioni. Pat is one of the founders of The Table Group and is the pioneer of the organizational health movement. He is the author of 12 books, which have sold over 7 million copies, and have been translated into more than 30 languages. As President of the Table Group, Pat spends his time speaking and writing about leadership, teamwork, and organizational health and consulting with executives and their teams. We can say personally, our team at Maxwell Leadership is better because of Pat and the rest of our friends at The Table Group. In this episode Pat shares about his new book The 6 Types of Working Genius: A Better Way to Understand Your Gifts, Your Frustrations, and Your Team, which releases at the end of September. This book is a companion to the impactful assessment Pat and his team created last year, The 6 Types of Working Genius. If you want to understand yourself and your team better in order to be healthier and more efficient, be sure to pre-order The 6 Types of Working Genius, and take the assessment! This episode is sponsored by BELAY––the incredible organization revolutionizing productivity with their virtual assistants, accounting services, social media managers, and website specialists for growing businesses just like yours. To get started on reclaiming your time, BELAY is offering an exclusive VIP promotion to our podcast listeners. Just text the word MAXWELL to 55123 to claim this offer! References: The 6 Types of Working Genius Book The 6 Types of Working Genius Assessment The Table Group Download the Maxwell Leadership Growth Plan Shop the Maxwell Leadership Online Store


16 Sep 2022

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Healing and Leadership (Part 7) w/ Patrick Lencioni

Restore The Glory Podcast

After an incredible series on Healing and Leadership, Jake and Bob sit down for one final episode with renowned leadership expert Patrick Lencioni. Lencioni is founder of the Table Group, a consulting firm which has helped businesses across the globe in their quest for organizational health. He is a practicing Catholic and a force behind the Amazing Parish project. Pat opens up about his short fuse (and new peace he's discovered), why people-pleasing is so deadly, and why the only kind of leadership is servant leadership. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did! Guiding Quote: Do I want to be a leader because of what it does for me, or do I want to be a leader because it’s a huge responsibility to love and serve others? - Patrick Lencioni Key Points: Pat shares how he met Dr. Bob, began to dive deeper into healing, and how that’s impacted his leadership What we might be missing in the story of St. Paul’s conversion Why agreeableness is not a healthy position for a leader The difference between ‘niceness’ and kindness and love What a lack of conflict indicates Lencioni’s 5 healthy functions of an organization Vulnerability-based trust Healthy conflict Commitment Accountability Collective Results Why all leadership is servant leadership The difference between head level knowledge of faith and heart level relationship with Jesus, truly believing that God loves us uniquely and unconditionally Pat demystifies what leaders are like in the business world and and why it’s not as scary as we might think to bring faith into the workplace Pat’s advice to leaders: purify your intentions, get healthy (work towards wholeness and integrity), and shepherd the people closest to you Practical Application: The next time you catch yourself being ‘agreeable’ when you have a different perspective, speak up instead.  Is your faith something that you believe with your head or a person you’ve encountered in your heart? Don’t be afraid to go to God in prayer with the truthful answer. Be honest with him about any areas of doubt in his goodness and love.  Take some time to identify who those 'closest to you' are, who you may be called to invest more of your leadership efforts into and shepherd well. Choose one of the resources to explore more with your team at work or in a small group in your church community. Resources:  Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Pat Lencioni (book) The Motive, Pat Lencioni (book) The Advantage, Pat Lencioni (book) The Working Genius Assessment (online assessment) The Simple Reminder (podcast) At the Table (podcast) The Working Genius Podcast The Table Group The Amazing Parish Be Healed, Dr. Bob Schuchts (book) Connect with Restore the Glory: Instagram: @restoretheglorypodcast Twitter: @RestoreGloryPod Facebook: Restore the Glory Podcast Never miss out on an episode by hitting the subscribe button right now! Help other people find the show and grow in holiness by sharing this podcast with them individually or on your social media. Thanks!

1hr 1min

30 Mar 2022

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104 | Patrick Lencioni on Building a Healthy Team Culture, Activating Your Volunteers and Employee Retention in the Church

ChurchPulse Weekly

Patrick Lencioni (author and founder of The Table Group) talks with Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman about building a healthy team culture and how churches can better engage and retain their volunteers.   – What is Your Working Genius? Discover Your God-given Talents By Taking The Six Types of Working Genius Assessment. Go to www.workinggenius.com and enter promo code ChurchPulse to receive 20% off. Follow Barna at: Instagram: @barnagroup Twitter: @davidkinnaman | @barnagroup Facebook: Barna Group Youtube: Barna Group


10 Mar 2022