Shay was still angry but shrugged nonchalantly as if to say, it’s not that big of a deal. “So, what am I wrong about?”
not going to want to hear this, but I have to tell you anyway.” Liam
paused before finishing. “You might be working hard, but you’re not
doing it for the company.”
“What the hell does that mean?” Shay wanted to know.
Knowing that his adversary might punch him for what he was about to say, Liam responded. “You’re doing it for yourself.”
New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni has written a dozen books that focus on how leaders can build teams and lead organizations. In The Motive, he shifts his attention toward helping them understand the importance of why they’re leading in the first place.
what may be his edgiest page-turner to date, Lencioni thrusts his
readers into a day-long conversation between rival CEOs. Shay Davis is
the CEO of Golden Gate Alarm, who, after just a year in his role, is
beginning to worry about his job and is desperate to figure out how to
turn things around. With nowhere else to turn, Shay receives some
hard-to-swallow advice from the most unlikely and unwanted source—Liam
Alcott, CEO of a more successful security company and his most hated
Lencioni uses unexpected plot twists and crisp dialogue
to take us on a journey that culminates in a resolution that is as
unexpected as it is enlightening. As he does in his other books, he then
provides a straightforward summary of the lessons from the fable,
combining a clear explanation of his theory with practical advice to
help executives examine their true motivation for leading. In addition
to provoking readers to honestly assess themselves, Lencioni presents
action steps for changing their approach in five key areas. In doing so,
he helps leaders avoid the pitfalls that stifle their organizations and
even hurt the people they are meant to serve.