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Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni is founder and president of The Table Group, Inc., a specialized management-consulting firm focused on organizational health. He has been described by The One-Minute Manager's Ken Blanchard as "fast defining the next generation of leadership thinkers."

Lencioni's passion for organizations and teams is reflected in his writing, speaking and consulting. Lencioni is the author of six best-selling books with over 2.5 million copies sold. After several years in print, his book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team continues to be a fixture on national best-seller lists. His latest work, The Three Signs of a Miserable Job (2007), became an instant best-seller in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and BusinessWeek. His is also author of Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding the Three Fears that Sabatoge Client Loyalty (February 2010).

Lencioni's work has been featured in numerous publications such as Fast Company, INC Magazine, USA Today, Entrepreneur, Drucker Foundation's Leader to Leader and Harvard Business Review.

As a consultant and keynote speaker, he has worked with thousands of senior executives in organizations ranging from Fortune 500s and high-tech start-ups to universities and nonprofits. Clients who have engaged his services include Southwest Airlines, Sam's Club, Microsoft, New York Life, Cox Communications, Allstate, Visa, FedEx and the U.S. Military Academy and West Point, to name a few.

Prior to founding The Table Group, Lencioni worked at Bain & Company, Oracle Corporation and Sybase, where he was vice president of organizational development. He also served on the National Board of Directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America from 2000-2003.

Lencioni lives in the Bay Area with his wife, Laura, and their four boys.