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Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars

Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars

Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars

A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors

by Patrick Lencioni

In Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars, bestselling author and acclaimed management expert Patrick Lencioni presents a dynamic leadership fable that reveals how organizations can overcome the “silos” that divide work units and paralyze performance. Lencioni also offers solutions to a key leadership issue — the impact of turf wars and political infighting on organizational effectiveness. Written in the form of a realistic but fictional story, this summary tackles a tough business issue in both an entertaining and instructive way.

What You'll Learn

  • How to recognize the signs of the devastating power of silos.
  • Why it is necessary to take steps to start knocking down the walls that divide departments.
  • How to create a rallying cry or an over-arching thematic goal.
  • How to determine an organization?s defining objectives and standard operating objectives.
  • Why it is important to measure and monitor your organization?s performance against these goals.
  • How employees can survive the confusion that is often found in matrix organizations.
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