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In The Ideal Team Player, Lencioni tells the story of Jeff Shanley, a leader desperate to save his uncle’s company by restoring its cultural commitment to teamwork. Jeff must crack the code on the virtues that real team players possess, and then build a culture of hiring and development around those virtues. Beyond the fable, Lencioni presents a practical framework and actionable tools for identifying, hiring and developing ideal team players. Whether you’re a leader trying to create a culture around teamwork, a staffing professional looking to hire real team players or a team player wanting to improve yourself, this book will prove to be as useful as it is compelling.

In This Summary, You Will Learn:

  • Stories of how leaders discover and embrace the three virtues of the ideal team player.
  • The distinct features of the three virtues and how to recognize them.
  • How people behave when they possess only one or two of the virtues.
  • Principles and tips for hiring, assessing, and developing people according to the three virtues.
  • Tips for embedding the virtues in your organization.
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