The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues

Patrick Lencioni

ISBN: 9788126563876

232 pages

Exclusively distributed by Penguin Books


INR 450


Building on The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Happy, Humble, Smart is the story of Jeff Shanley, the former head of business development from DecisionTech, who takes over his family's business in Napa, California. Jeff brings with him the lessons he learns from Kathryn Petersen, DecisionTech's CEO and the protagonist of The Five Dysfunctions, but he finds himself frustrated with the number of people he hires that don't seem suited to be team players. Jeff casually seeks the advice of the local college basketball coach, whose teams are known to exceed the expectations that his talent would indicate.



The Fable

  • Part One: The Situation
  • Part Two: Diagnosis
  • Part Three: Discovery
  • Part Four: Implementation
  • Part Five: Indicators


The Model

  • The Three Virtues of an Ideal Team Player
  • Defining the Three Virtues
  • The History of the Model
  • The Ideal Team Player Model
  • Application
  • Connecting the Ideal Team Player Model with the Five Dysfunctions of a Team
  • Beyond Work Teams



About the Author