Global Leadership Summit – Patrick Lencioni
Founder and President of The Table Group
Patrick Lencioni is the founder and president of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products and services that improve teamwork, clarity and employee engagement. Lencioni’s passion for organizations and teams is reflected in his writing, speaking and consulting.
He is the author of several best-selling books with nearly three million copies sold. After nine years in print, his book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, continues to be a weekly fixture on national best-seller lists. Named in Fortune magazine as one of the ‘ten new gurus you should know,’ Lencioni and his work have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, Bloomberg Businessweek, Inc. and Harvard Business Review, to name a few.
When Lencioni is not writing, he consults to CEOs andtheir executive teams, helping them to become more cohesive within the context of their business strategy. The wide-spread appeal of Lencioni’s leadership models have yielded a diverse base of clients, including a mix of Fortune 500 companies, professional sports organizations, the military, non-profits, universities and churches.
One of the ways we manifest humility is by being vulnerable.
Definition of Vulnerability:
- capable of being physically or emotionally wounded
- open to attack or damage
Fears that Prevent us from Being a Naked Leader:
1) Fear of losing the business/fear of rejection
Rejection is something that we’re called to.
Enter the danger.
Speak the kind truth. Don’t be a victim of terminal niceness.
People are hungry for people who will tell them the kind truth.
The technical term for leaders who don’t like to tell the kind truth is a wuss.
2) Fear of Being Embarrassed
Our job as leaders is to serve others by asking dumb questions.
My job isn’t to look smart but to help others do better.
When people know you’re editing yourself to manage your image, they won’t trust you.
Celebrate our mistakes.
3) Fear of Feeling Inferior
Do the dirty work.
Show people you are willing to do whatever you are asking them to do.
Being vulnerable is attractive. It breeds trust.
We are called to be vulnerable by the most vulnerable leader of all time.
Which of these three fears to do you wrestle with the most?