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At The Table with Patrick Lencioni

Real conversations and practical advice for everyday leaders. Sit across the table from one of the foremost experts in leadership and business. In his simple and approachable style, Pat tackles every topic related to the world of work (and some that aren’t). From culture to teamwork to building world-class organizations, Pat brings his wisdom, humor, and insight together to provide actionable advice for leaders everywhere.For more on Pat and the Table Group, visit https://www.tablegroup.com

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3. The Upside of Conflict

Pat tackles one of his favorite topics. He and Cody discuss why conflict is critical on teams and why so many organizations avoid it at all costs.  Pat provides practical tips for leaders and teams looking to bring more healthy conflict into their decision-making.


7 Aug 2019

Rank #1

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18. How Dysfunctional Is Your Team?

Pat and the team dig into The Five Dysfunctions of a Team model and use the Table Group's Online Team Assessment to help listeners identify the dysfunction on their own teams.  Learn more about the team assessment: https://www.tablegroup.com/teamwork/online-team-assessment Listeners use promo code "PODCAST" to receive 20% of the assessment. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team book: https://amzn.to/2rDdQQO


12 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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21. What's Your Rallying Cry

Forget a new year's resolution, you and your team need a rallying cry.  Jeff and Chris join the podcast to take a deep dive into one of the most practical and useful tools we use with our clients.  When everything is important, nothing is important.  Join the conversation and learn how to set a single, near-term priority for you and your team.  Resources mentioned in the Podcast The Meeting Advantage: https://bit.ly/2FsIqzI The Advantage Book: https://bit.ly/2s41ZeR


8 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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31. Leadership Doesn’t Stop

Pat offers some advice for leading in uncertain times. 


20 Mar 2020

Rank #4

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12. One Question Every Company Must Answer

Every organization needs clarity.  And the first question every company needs to answer is "Why do we exist?"  Pat and Cody sit down to discuss and offer real-world examples of clarity.


30 Oct 2019

Rank #5

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11. The Simple, Effective, and Free Path to Loving Your Work

Everyone needs three things in order to love their work. Chris joins Pat and Cody to discuss job fulfillment, employee satisfaction, and what managers need to give the people they lead. More information on the topic can be found here: https://www.tablegroup.com/books/engagement


23 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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8. The Power of Personality Profiles

Without understanding how people are wired it makes it difficult to be  a great leader, team member, spouse and even parent.  Deb joins the podcast to discuss the fundamental attribution error, the Myers-Briggs, why Pat and Cody talk too much at dinner and much more.


2 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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19. Making Strategy Simple

Your organization's strategy should be simple and usable. Chris joins Pat and Cody to demystify "strategy".  They share examples of companies who get it right and provide a framework for developing three strategic filters that should provide the context for all decision-making.


19 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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4. The Power of Naked Service

Pat and Cody are joined by a few colleagues (Jeff, James, and Chris) to discuss three counter-intuitive ways to win client loyalty and turn existing clients into raving fans. They explore the benefits of “getting naked” and offer advice on how to overcome the fears that can prevent you from securing new clients and building your business. Pat even shares his most embarrassing moment working with a client... this episode is a fun one! For more on the "getting naked" model, visit: https://www.tablegroup.com/books/getting-naked


20 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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30. LIVE - Make Your Meetings Matter

In a special episode recorded live from the stage of Table Group's UnConference, Pat, Cody and Chris tackle one of the most important activities in business - meetings.  They take questions from the audience and explore how to run better, more effective meetings. 


11 Mar 2020

Rank #10

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16. The Most Important Organization in the World

Amy and Jeff join the podcast to talk about the most important organization in the world - family.  We discuss how to run your family with the same sense of intentionality and rigor we use in our businesses and answer The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family.  The book and resources discussed can be found here: https://www.tablegroup.com/books/frantic


26 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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9. Managing Up Without Sucking Up

How to be a hero and influence your boss.


9 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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17. The Best CEO You've Never Heard Of

Bobby Herrera stops by the podcast to talk about leadership, struggle, and building a world-class culture of "climbers" at his company Populus Group.   Bobby's book The Gift of Struggle can be found here: https://bobby-herrera.com/books/


4 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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20. Start With Vulnerability

Pat's wife Laura joins the podcast to discuss the power of vulnerability at work and at home.    


28 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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14. The Limits of Diversity - Creating a Real Company Culture

Question #2: How do we behave? Jeff joins Pat and Cody to discuss values and how to create culture in organizations. They break down some of the best and worst company cultures they have encountered and make a case for who shouldn't belong in your organization.


13 Nov 2019

Rank #15

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25. The Cost of One Bad Team Member

Can one bad apple really spoil the whole bunch?  Pat and the team discuss the impact of even one team member who doesn't fit. Consulting corner is back!  Pat answers listeners questions.


5 Feb 2020

Rank #16

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5. Curing Job Misery

Job misery is an epidemic in today's working world and there is a simple cure. Pat and Cody provide an easy (and free) solution to help managers address job misery and develop engaged, fulfilled employees. For more resources related to employee engagement and making work more fulfilling, visit: https://www.tablegroup.com/employee-engagement


5 Sep 2019

Rank #17

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28. Pat's Brand New Book - The Motive

Pat's new book, The Motive is out today!  Cody takes the host spot to dig into Pat's latest thinking on leadership and what might be his most important book yet. Listen and discover your motive.


26 Feb 2020

Rank #18

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27. Joy is the Leading Indicator

The first sign of trouble on the horizon for any organization is not as clean and measurable as you might think.  Pat and Cody make the case that leaders would be wise to pay keen attention to the joy in their organizations.  


20 Feb 2020

Rank #19

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23. Hard Culture

On this episode the team breaks down company culture. What do companies get right and why are so many organizations focused on perks? 


24 Jan 2020

Rank #20