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    Building a cohesive leadership team is the first critical step that an organization must take if it is to have the best chance at success.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    Members of trusting teams accept questions and input about their areas or responsibility, appreciate and tap into one another's skills and experiences, and look forward to meetings and other opportunities to work as a group.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    It is dangerous if our identity as a leader becomes more important than our identity as a child of God.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    Open, frank communication is the lynchpin to teamwork. A fractured team is like a fractured bone; fixing it is always painful and sometimes you have to re-break it to heal it fully - and the re-break always hurts more because it is intentional.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    Failing to hold someone accountable is ultimately an act of selfishness.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    tags: selfishness 
     
    Building a strong team is both possible and remarkably simple. But is painfully difficult.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    tags: strong 
     
    A functional team must make the collective results of the group more important to each individual than individual members' goals.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    tags: goal 
     
    Organizational health is the single greatest competitive advantage in any business.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    If everything is important, then nothing is.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    There is just no escaping the fact that the single biggest factor determining whether an organization is going to get healthier - or not - is the genuine commitment and active involvement of the person in charge.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    tags: people  facts  commitment 
     
    Remember teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    tags: trust  teamwork 
     
    It's as simple as this. When people don't unload their opinions and feel like they've been listened to, they won't really get on board.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    tags: people  opinion 
     
    The impact of organizational health goes far beyond the walls of a company, extending to customers and vendors, even to spouses and children. It sends people to work in the morning with clarity, hope, and anticipation and brings them home at night with a greater sense of accomplishment, contribution, and self-esteem. The impact of this is as important as it is impossible to measure.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    Great teams do not hold back with one another. They are unafraid to air their dirty laundry. They admit their mistakes, their weaknesses, and their concerns without fear of reprisal.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    tags: fear  mistakes  weakness 
     
    Trust is the confidence among team members that their peers' intentions are good, and that there is no reason to be protective or careful around the group. Teammates are vulnerable with one another; they are confident that their respective vulnerabilities will not be used against them.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    tags: trust  confidence 
     
    Success is not a matter of mastering subtle, sophisticated theory but rather of embracing common sense with uncommon levels of discipline and persistence.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    An organization's strategy is simply its plan for success. It's nothing more than the collection of intentional decisions a company makes to give itself the best chance to thrive and differentiate from competitors.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    If you're not interested in getting better, it's time for you to stop leading.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    tags: time 
     
    Members of trusting teams admit weaknesses and mistakes, take risks in offering feedback and assistance, and focus time and energy on important issues, not politics.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    When there is trust, conflict becomes nothing but the pursuit of truth, an attempt to find the best possible answer.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    tags: truth  trust  conflict 
     
    The vast majority of organizations today have more than enough intelligence, experience and knowledge to be successful. What they lack is organizational health.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    If you could get all the people in an organization rowing in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    tags: time  people  competition 
     
    Trust is knowing that when a team member does push you, they're doing it because they care about the team.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    tags: trust  knowing  care 
     
    The only real payoff for leadership is eternal.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    tags: real  leadership 
     
    As a leader, you're probably not doing a good job unless your employees can do a good impression of you when you're not around.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    tags: job  leader  employees 
     
    Success comes only for those groups that overcome the all-too-human behavioral tendencies that corrupt teams and breed dysfunctional politics within them.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    Really great people rarely leave a healthy organization.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    tags: people  healthy 
     
    Most of the CEO's who fail think they will find the solution to their problems in Finance, Marketing, Strategic Planning, etc., but they don't look for the solution to their problems inside themselves.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    tags: problem  marketing  fail 
     
    Leaders must display their humanness. Those under their authority must be empowered & have the courage to engage in honest dialogue.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    Trust is the foundation of real teamwork. And so the first dysfunction is a failure on the part of team members to understand and open up to one another. And if that sounds touchy-feely, let me explain, because there is nothing soft about it. It is an absolutely critical part of building a team. In fact, it's probably the most critical.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    tags: failure  trust  real  facts  teamwork 
     
    I've become absolutely convinced that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre or unsuccessful ones has little, if anything, to do with what they know or how smart they are; it has everything to do with how healthy they are.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    As difficult as it is to build a team, it is not complicated. In fact, keeping it simple is critical, whether you run the executive staff at a multi-national company, a small department within a larger organization, or even if you are merely a member of a team that needs improvement.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    On a team, trust is all about vulnerability, which is difficult for most people.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    tags: people  trust 
     
    A job is bound to be miserable if it doesn't involve measurement.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    tags: job 
     
    Like a good marriage, trust on a team is never complete; it must be maintained over time.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    tags: time  trust  marriage 
     
    Team members who are not genuinely open with one another about their mistakes and weaknesses make it impossible to build a foundation for trust.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    The key ingredient to building trust is not time. It is courage.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    tags: time  trust  key  courage 
     
    All things to all people is nothing to everyone.
    — Patrick Lencioni
    tags: people 
     
    An organization has integrity-is healthy-when it is whole, consistent, and complete, that is, when its management, operations, strategy, and culture fit together and make sense.
    — Patrick Lencioni
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