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At The Table with Patrick Lencioni

Matthew Lencioni

Culture, Business, Management, Success, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Pat, Work, Teamwork, Companyculture, Organizationalhealth, Patricklencioni

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Overview

Real conversations and practical advice for everyday leaders. Sit across the table from one of the foremost experts in leadership and business. In his simple and approachable style, Pat tackles every topic related to the world of work (and some that aren’t). From culture to teamwork to building world-class organizations, Pat brings his wisdom, humor, and insight together to provide actionable advice for leaders everywhere. For more on Pat and the Table Group, visit https://www.tablegroup.com

232 Episodes

227. Values are Verbs

An organization's culture lives through its values, and values are first demonstrated in hiring. This week, Pat, Cody and Beau discuss the insitututionalization of culture through the intentional application of values. Staffing Industry Webinar - Tuesday, May 21: https://www.workinggenius.com/webinars This week's unpaid ad - The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family: https://www.tablegroup.com/product/frantic/ To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast

Transcribed - Published: 15 May 2024

226. The Two Simplest Indicators

What are the two simplest indicators for determining the health of an organization's culture? This weel, Pat, Cody and Tracy talk about the importance of alignment and engagement among the executive team as well as the happiness and connectedness of the employees who impact the culture the most. The Two Simplest Indicators: How is the executive team? Are they engaged, and how do they interact with each other? Who are the employees that impact the culture the most? Does each person on the executive team agree on who those people are, and are those employees happy with their roles? To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast This week's unpaid ad: https://www.nickthegreek.com/

Transcribed - Published: 9 May 2024

226. What You See is What You Get

What you see is what you get. This week, Pat and the team discuss the importance of visual simplicity, and how we can manage others knowing that they will always focus on what is right in front of them. To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast To register for Industry Webinars: https://tinyurl.com/IndustryWebinars

Published: 8 May 2024

225. Beware of the Lone Dissenter

Beware of the lone dissenter. This week, Pat and the team discuss the danger of allowing a single voice to override the interests of the team. To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast To register for Industry Webinars: https://tinyurl.com/IndustryWebinars Unpaid ad: Banana Milk

Transcribed - Published: 1 May 2024

224. Unfair Advantages

Create your own competitive advantage. This week, Pat and the team discuss unwritten rules, agility, and courage. To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast Pat's book, The Advantage: https://www.tablegroup.com/product/the-advantage/ This week's unpaid ad: https://tinyurl.com/CuttingEdgeFirewood

Transcribed - Published: 24 April 2024

223. Bubble Trouble

Which bubbles are you a part of? This week, Pat and the team discuss the existence and implications of 'bubbles' as they relate to industries, expertise, and technology. Register for Industry Webinars: https://tinyurl.com/IndustryWebinars To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast Related Episodes: https://tinyurl.com/PatronSaintoftheIgnorant

Transcribed - Published: 17 April 2024

222. Smell Your Customers

Please don't actually smell your customers. This week, Pat, Cody, and Beau discuss why being in close proximity to customers and clients is necessary if we want our products and services to hit the mark. The Working Genius Assessment for Students: https://www.workinggenius.com/students To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast

Transcribed - Published: 10 April 2024

221. Uncomfortable Safety

The concepts of trust and conflict in the workplace are still just as simple as they were two decades ago. This week, Pat and the team discuss their thoughts on 'psychological safety'. To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast This week's unpaid ad: https://turo.com/

Transcribed - Published: 3 April 2024

220. Productive Eavesdropping

'Eavesdropping' is a part of our organization's culture, and it helps our team stay on the same page. This week, Pat and the team discuss the merits of having strategic conversations within earshot of your colleagues and giving others the opportunity to clue in to the content of your meetings. To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast This week's unpaid ad - LOGE Camps: https://www.logecamps.com/home Related Episodes: 167. The Never-Ending Meeting: https://www.tablegroup.com/167-the-never-ending-meeting/ 191. When Gossip is Good: https://www.tablegroup.com/191-when-gossip-is-good/

Transcribed - Published: 27 March 2024

219. Long Before the Headline

Strategic mistakes are not the root cause of business failure - they're a downstream symptom of organizational dysfunction. This week, Pat and the team conduct a forensic analysis of businesses successes and failures including Ford, United Airlines, and Hertz. Hertz CEO Resigns After Big Bet on EVs Fails to Pay Off: https://tinyurl.com/HertzCEOResigns To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast

Transcribed - Published: 20 March 2024

218. Zoom Out

For most of us, virtual meetings are now a regular part of our workday. This week, Pat and the team take a forensic look at video conferencing and discuss some simple recommendations for improving our approach to virtual meetings. The 8 Limitations: The Peripheral Vision Problem The Mirror Problem The Intolerance of Silence Problem The Voice Problem The Politeness Problem The Application Distraction Problem The Giants Versus Ants Problem The Abrupt Ending Problem To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast

Transcribed - Published: 13 March 2024

217. Open on Sunday with Craig Groeschel

What's it like leading a large organization, and how is it different if that organization is a church? This week, Pat and Cody are excited to be joined by good friend and special guest host Craig Groeschel. Craig is the founder and pastor of Life Church, the host of The Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, and the bestselling author of many books related to leadership, faith, and everything in between. Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast: https://tinyurl.com/CGroeschelLeadershipPodcast Craig's Newest Book, Think Ahead: https://www.craiggroeschel.com/books/think-ahead Life Church: https://www.life.church/

Transcribed - Published: 7 March 2024

216. Robin and Batman

Batman needs Robin, and the same sentiment is true in all types of organizations. This week, the team talks about the importance of the second in command, both in their relationship to the leader and to the success of the team. To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast NFL Episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bonus-are-you-ready-for-some-football/id1474171732?i=1000625628299 To listen to the 3-Minute Reset: https://3minutereset.org/

Transcribed - Published: 28 February 2024

215. Strategy Takes Courage

Implementing strategy requires difficult decisions. This week, Pat and the team discuss the importance of strategic anchors, and the type of courage that leaders must have in order to make sure their employees are rowing in the same direction. To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast To listen to the 3-Minute Reset: https://3minutereset.org/

Transcribed - Published: 21 February 2024

214. Jugglers Anonymous

Juggling too many things is dangerous, especially as a leader. This week, Pat and the team discuss the importance of simplicity as it relates to our priorities and how we spend our time. To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast The 49ers may have lost, but you can still use code TEAM25 until Wednesday, Feb 14 at midnight PT to earn 25% off all assessment purchases! Working Genius Assessment: https://www.workinggenius.com/ 5 Dysfunctions of a Team Assessment: https://www.tablegroup.com/topics-and-resources/teamwork-5-dysfunctions/#5dAssessment Unpaid ad: Lantern-style flashlights

Transcribed - Published: 14 February 2024

213. The Luxury of Failure

Every experience we have is either an asset or a liability. This week, the team discusses survival and the importance of how we choose to deal with failure. If the 49ers win this Sunday, use code GONINERS to receive 49% off all assessments for 49 hours! Working Genius Assessment: https://www.workinggenius.com/ 5 Dysfunctions of a Team Assessment: https://www.tablegroup.com/topics-and-resources/teamwork-5-dysfunctions/#5dAssessment To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast Unpaid ad: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crouton

Transcribed - Published: 7 February 2024

212. Virtues, Values and Volition

It's always important to be intentional about the way we behave and apply our talents at work. This week, Pat, Cody and Tracy make distinctions between virtues and values. To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast

Transcribed - Published: 31 January 2024

211. Scrappy Doo and Don't

It's one of the most important qualities of high-performing teams and the people that make them up. This week, Pat and the team talk about what it means to be scrappy. To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast This week's unpaid ad: https://areyougame.com/products/ggc3009-the-game-of-fuzzy-logic

Transcribed - Published: 24 January 2024

210. Hit the Reset Button

Hit the reset button. This week, Pat and the team discuss a simple way to reinforce clarity on a team. To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast

Transcribed - Published: 17 January 2024

209. Backseat Driver

How do you influence a team when you're not the leader? This week, Pat, Cody, Tracy and Beau discuss org health and managing up. To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast This week's unpaid ad: https://www.nissinfoods.com/product/top-ramen/top-ramen-chicken/

Transcribed - Published: 10 January 2024

208. Human Intelligence

We may not be experts in the field of technology, but we do understand humans. This week, Pat, Cody and Beau share their thoughts about the rise of artificial intelligence. To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast To listen to the 3-Minute Reset: https://tinyurl.com/3minutereset

Transcribed - Published: 5 January 2024

207. Liar Liar

Being positive all the time isn't necessarily a good thing. This week, the team talks about the importance of being genuine and the danger of artificial praise. To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast To subscribe to the 3-Minute Reset: https://tinyurl.com/3minutereset

Transcribed - Published: 20 December 2023

206. Abnormally Normal

Being 'normal' is rarer than you think. This week, the team talks about some recent experiences as customers, and why mastering the fundamentals of running a business, managing your employees, and serving your clients is actually what makes an organization stand out. This week's unpaid ad - The Normal Brand: http://tinyurl.com/unpaidnormalbrand To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast

Transcribed - Published: 13 December 2023

205. 360 Degrees of Separation

What is the best way to provide feedback and evaluate performance? This week, Pat, Cody, Tracy and Beau discuss the problems with 360 degree feedback and provide some effective alternatives that increase trust on a team rather than damaging it. Listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast Check out the 5 Dysfunctions of a Team Assessment: https://tinyurl.com/ttgteamassessment This week's unpaid ad: https://tinyurl.com/EmberMugs

Transcribed - Published: 6 December 2023

204. Multitasking Sucks

Multitasking sucks. This week, Pat, Cody and Tracy discuss switching costs, corporate attention deficit, and the problems with what we consider to be 'multitasking'. To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast To take the Six Types of Working Genius Assessment: https://www.workinggenius.com/

Transcribed - Published: 30 November 2023

203. A Dash of Vulnerability

It's holiday season, and for most of us, it won't hurt to be a little more vulnerable with the people around us. This week, Pat and the team discuss some simple ways to strengthen our relationships. To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast

Transcribed - Published: 22 November 2023

202. Working Towards Healing

Healing is possible within the context of work. This week, the team discusses what we believe to be a fundamental reason for making our organizations healthy. Listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast

Transcribed - Published: 16 November 2023

201. Beware of the Novel, Easy, and Immediate

Beware of the novel, easy, and immediate. This week, Pat and the team discuss why even the best companies, teams, and individuals ignore the simple, proven solutions in favor of comfortability and short-term results. To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: tinyurl.com/workinggeniuspodcast

Transcribed - Published: 8 November 2023

200. The Smart/Humble Dilemma

Is there a gray area between the accidental mess-maker and the skillful politician? This week, Pat, Cody, Tracy and Beau look back after 200 episodes of the At the Table Podcast, and discuss the implications of wounds on the Ideal Team Player model. Listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast Check out the Ideal Team Player: https://www.tablegroup.com/product/ideal-team-player/

Transcribed - Published: 1 November 2023

199. The Company You Keep

The people that you surround yourself with probably have a greater impact on you than you think. This week, Pat, Cody and Tracy discuss the importance of being intentional about the company you keep, and how you can apply this to the people you spend 40 hours with each week. To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: tinyurl.com/workinggeniuspodcast See Pat 'At the Whiteboard' for a free live virtual event! Info and registration: workinggenius.me/atwnovreg

Transcribed - Published: 25 October 2023

198. LIVE - The Forgotten First Book

This week, the entire podcast team discusses Pat's first book - The Five Temptations of a CEO - and takes questions from a live audience of Table Group Principal Consultants. Connect with a Table Group Consultant: https://www.tablegroup.com/consulting/ Check out The Five Temptations of a CEO: https://www.tablegroup.com/product/temptations/ Listen to the Working Genius Podcast: https://www.workinggenius.com/podcast 3M Flipcharts: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/p/d/cobbjw018027/

Transcribed - Published: 19 October 2023

197. World Events and the Workplace

When things happen in the world around us, we still go to work. This week, Pat and the team discuss the most and least effective ways managers and leaders can address current events with their teams. To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: tinyurl.com/workinggeniuspodcast

Transcribed - Published: 12 October 2023

196. Leaderlessness

Why do teams need leaders? This week, Pat and the team discuss the concept of a leaderless team, and whether or not the idea has any merit. Listen to the Working Genius Podcast: tinyurl.com/workinggeniuspodcast Take the 5 Dysfunctions of a Team Assessment: tinyurl.com/5dysfunctionsofateamassessment Unfrustrate your meetings and join Pat "At the Whiteboard" for a free, virtual live event! workinggenius.me/atwnovreg

Transcribed - Published: 4 October 2023

195. The Least You Can Do

Leaders have many responsibilities, but too often the most basic aspects of the role are overlooked. This week, Pat and the team discuss employee engagement and provide some simple but necessary ways to make sure you're creating the right environment for your team. Unfrustrate your meetings and see Pat 'At the Whiteboard' this November for a free live virtual event! Info and registration: workinggenius.me/atwnovreg To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: tinyurl.com/workinggeniuspodcast

Transcribed - Published: 28 September 2023

194. The Invisible Threat

What is your company culture, and how can you protect it? This week, Pat and the team discuss the context of organizational values and how they are affected by the culture at large. To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: tinyurl.com/workinggeniuspodcast To become a Certified Working Genius Facilitator: https://workinggenius.me/certpodcast23 To take the 5 Dysfunctions of a Team Assessment: https://www.tablegroup.com/product/online-team-assessment/

Transcribed - Published: 20 September 2023

193. Inside the Moat

Where exactly is your organization's moat, and who lives inside? This week, Pat and the team talk about why it is so important to be intentional about the way you involve and build relationships with employees, partners, and vendors within your business. Listen to the Working Genius Podcast NFL Leadership Notes Become a Working Genius Certified Facilitator

Transcribed - Published: 13 September 2023

192. Politics Isn't Politics

Conflict without trust is politics. But what exactly is politics? This week, Pat and the team discuss the implications of manipulative behavior in the workplace. Pat's NFL Leadership Ranking Notes Take the Online Team Assessment Listen to the Working Genius Podcast

Transcribed - Published: 7 September 2023

191. When Gossip is Good

Gossip is always a bad thing... right? This week, the team talks about why gossip - under certain circumstances - is actually necessary and productive. To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: tinyurl.com/workinggeniuspodcast

Transcribed - Published: 30 August 2023

Bonus: Are You Ready for Some Football?

This week - despite Tracy's best efforts - Pat and the fellas talk football. Tune in to this special episode for a breakdown of Pat's new framework for predicting the success of NFL teams based on their leadership. Check out Pat and Cody's short-lived "Sports Culture" podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sports-culture-with-patrick-lencioni/id1480310192

Transcribed - Published: 25 August 2023

190. Boring Meetings Suck

Boring meetings suck. This week, Pat, Cody, Tracy and Beau talk about raising the stakes and discuss ways to improve our meetings.

Transcribed - Published: 23 August 2023

189. The Leadership Hat Trick

A hat trick from Patrick. This week, the team boils down what it takes to be a good leader into three simple concepts. To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: tinyurl.com/workinggeniuspodcast To take the Six Types of Working Genius Assessment: https://www.workinggenius.com/

Transcribed - Published: 16 August 2023

188. Whatever You Say, Boss

Conflict and discomfort is necessary on a healthy team, but when exactly is it better to be deferential to the leader? This week, Pat, Cody and Tracy discuss the humanity of managers and the importance of humility in managing others. To take the Six Types of Working Genius Assessment: https://www.workinggenius.com/ To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: tinyurl.com/workinggeniuspodcast To order Jon Gordon's Newest Book, The One Truth: https://jongordon.com/book/the-one-truth/ Pat's newest movie recommendation: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443536/

Transcribed - Published: 11 August 2023

187. The Upside of Down

Positive change - both organizationally and personally - comes with plenty of difficult times, yet we often convince ourselves that these seasons don't need to exist. This week, Pat, Cody and Tracy discuss the necessity of negative periods and how we can approach them mindfully instead of trying to avoid them. To take the Six Types of Working Genius Assessment: https://www.workinggenius.com/ To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: tinyurl.com/workinggeniuspodcast

Transcribed - Published: 4 August 2023

186. The Friday Night Test

How do you view your weekends? This week, Pat and Cody discuss how your attitude about Fridays can give you insights about your job. To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: tinyurl.com/workinggeniuspodcast To take the Six Types of Working Genius Assessment: https://www.workinggenius.com/

Transcribed - Published: 26 July 2023

185. Stop Using the E Word

It's a word we hear often, but we're not so sure it's being used correctly. This week, Pat, Cody and Beau talk about what it actually means to empower your employees. Listen to the Working Genius Podcast: tinyurl.com/workinggeniuspodcast Take the Six Types of Working Genius Assessment: https://www.workinggenius.com/

Transcribed - Published: 19 July 2023

184. Artificial Harmony

Just like old times. This week, Pat and Cody discuss the dangers of artificial harmony.

Transcribed - Published: 12 July 2023

183. The Unreasonable Leader

What does it mean to be an unreasonable leader? This week, the team talks about the leader's responsibility to set expectations and aim high. To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: tinyurl.com/workinggeniuspodcast

Transcribed - Published: 5 July 2023

182. Utopia Sucks

Utopia sucks. This week, Pat, Beau and Karen discuss the meaning of utopia, and how it relates to the way we treat our work. To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: tinyurl.com/workinggeniuspodcast

Transcribed - Published: 28 June 2023

181. Mind the Gap

When it comes to organizational clarity, a tiny gap on a leadership team can become a big crack down the line. This week, Pat and the team discuss a few reasons why these gaps appear, and how to best prevent them.

Transcribed - Published: 21 June 2023

180. WD40 for Organizations

What is the motor oil of the organizational machine? This week, the team talks about the importance of relationships and shares some examples of your 'big little things'. To listen to the Working Genius Podcast: tinyurl.com/workinggeniuspodcast

Transcribed - Published: 14 June 2023

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