Brief Summary of “The Ideal Team Player” by Patrick Lencioni

I just finished reading the “The Ideal Team Player” by Patrick Lencioni after seeing lots of good reviews on Amazon.  While  “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” was about team behaviour, the Ideal team player is about the the three virtues of an ideal team player – Humility, Hunger and People Smarts.

Quite similar to “The Five Dysfunctions”, the concepts are brought out through a leadership fable in a very interesting manner.   Towards the end of the book, Lencioni connects the Ideal Team Player model to the Five Dysfunctions. When team members improve their abilities to be humble, hungry or smart, they will be able to make progress in overcoming the five dysfunctions.

Overall a great read – a good complement to “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”.

Here is a brief summary of the Ideal Team Player model  –> brief-summary-of-the-ideal-team-player