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The Five Temptations of a CEO: A Leadership Fable

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Patrick M. Lencioni

Narrated By: Patrick M. Lencioni

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: November 1998

Duration: 1 hours 30 minutes


In this stunning business fiction debut, Patrick Lencioni delivers a powerful wake-up call to all of us who dare to lead.
Young, ambitious, and overwhelmed, Andrew O'Brien personifies a part of every leader as he wanders in search of the elusive silver bullet that will propel him to success. He happens upon an unlikely guide who distills the seemingly infinite list of leadership perils into the five temptations of a CEO. In an intense and often combative exchange, the two debate fundamental issues faced by all leaders -- issues involving personal integrity and effectiveness in the ongoing struggle for success. While some of these topics have been bandied about in the leadership literature for years, here they actually begin to make sense.
Refreshingly original and utterly compelling, Andrew's story will serve as a timeless and potent reminder that success as a leader can come down to practicing a few simple behaviors -- behaviors that are painfully difficult for each of us to master.


  • Anonymous

    This book, although very short, is one of the best I have read on leadership. Its NOT just for CEO's. Its for anyone who wants to be a leader in life. Part of the reason its so good is that it gets to the point very fast, doesnt try to overcomplicate the message, and is entertaining at the same time. HIGHLY recomended!

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  • Anonymous

    This book/fable is very well done and offers a lot of advice on leadership and handling yourself and a staff. Lencioni always does a tremendous job in his writing and the reader did a great job of keeping my attention. If you are into leadership, coaching etc. this is great resource!

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