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SILOS, POLITICS AND TURF WARS: A Leadership Fable about Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues into Competitors

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SILOS, POLITICS AND TURF WARS: A Leadership Fable about Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues into Competitors

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SILOS, POLITICS AND TURF WARS A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors by Patrick Lencioni Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd ISBN 0787976385 210 pages. Hardback RRP £15.99*

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WELL, here's a change: a leadership book at least partly based on non-profit organisations, although these are not high profile in the book. Patrick Lencioni focuses on two businesses, a hospital and a church in his latest book, and the 'fable' style works just as well in both types of organisation. This is because of the sense of realism, which permeates each described situation and conversation.

One pleasant surprise was the lack of overt or forced linkages; he leaves the reader to make up their own minds about any common or generic links. …

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