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31 Greatest Patrick Lencioni Quotes

Patrick Lencioni is an American writer of many popular business and team building books. He was born in Bakersfield, California and is currently the founder and CEO of The Table Group. All together he has written and published 10 books that have sold well over 4 million copies. Let’s take a look at some of the best quotes from Lencioni’s books and life.

“…his biggest problem was his need for a problem.”

“A core value is something you’re willing to get punished for.”

“A job is bound to be miserable if it doesn’t involve measurement.”

“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.”

“An organization’s strategy is simply its plan for success.”

“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.”

“As difficult as it is to build a team, it is not complicated.”

“Building a strong team is both possible and remarkably simple. But it is painfully difficult.”

“Choose your companions before you choose your road.”

“Contrary to popular wisdom and behavior, conflict is not a bad thing for a team. In fact, the fear of conflict is almost always a sign of problems.”

“Employees in every organization, and at every level, need to know that at the heart of what they do lies something grand and inspirational.”

“Even cynics understand that groups of people willing to put their individual interests aside for the good of the team will outperform those who do not.”

“Failing to hold someone accountable is ultimately an act of selfishness.”

“If everything is important, then nothing is.”

“If you don’t think your job is relevant, you cannot love your work.”

“If you’re not interested in getting better, it’s time for you to stop leading.”

“More than any policy or system, there is nothing like the fear of letting down respected teammates that motivate people to improve their performance.”

“Most people don’t really want to change the world, they only want to be known as the person who changed the world.”

“Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage.”

“One of the best ways for leaders to raise the level of healthy conflict on a team is by mining for conflict during meetings.”

“Organizational health is the single greatest competitive advantage in any business.”

“People will walk through fire for a leader that’s true and human.”

“Success is not a matter of mastering subtle, sophisticated theory but rather of embracing common sense with uncommon levels of discipline and

“Team members who are not genuinely open with one another about their mistakes and weaknesses make it impossible to build a foundation for trust.”

“The key ingredient to building trust is not time. It is courage.”

“The only real payoff for leadership is eternal.”

“To hold someone accountable is to care about them enough to risk having them blame you for pointing out their deficiencies.”

“Trust is knowing that when a team member does push you, they’re doing it because they care about the team.”

“Trust is the foundation of real teamwork.”

“When there is trust, conflict becomes nothing but the pursuit of truth, an attempt to find the best possible answer.”

“You can’t get to courage without walking through vulnerability.”

In this video, of a seminar held by Lencioni himself, the book “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” is discussed in depth.

Thank you for reading some of my favorite Patrick Lencioni quotes, I hope you have enjoyed them.

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