"Five Temptations Of A CEO: A Leadership Fable"
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This paper examines the book, "Five Temptations Of A CEO: A Leadership Fable", by Patrick Lencioni, about a young CEO who, while attending his first annual board review, feels that he is failing but does not know how to cope with the situation. It looks at how the author uses his talent to bring to us the complexities involved in the role of a leader and also the problems that occur with teamwork. It analyzes how the book focuses on the leadership qualities essential for any leader/CEO to acquire, as well as the five temptations that are usually responsible for the fall of any leader.
From the Paper:"In this book, Andrew O'Brien is the main character, who happens to be the CEO of a technology company. He has a strange encounter with an unexpected mentor on a train the night prior to his annual meeting with the board of directors. He is in trouble but cannot understand why. This is where the mentor Charlie comes in and guides him through the five temptations that often bring trouble to ambitious executives. The five temptations are as follows, choosing status over results, choosing popularity over accountability, choosing certainty over clarity, choosing harmony over productive conflict and choosing invulnerability over trust. This book proves to be an effective fable because it does an excellent job in teaching its reader about the moral lessons behind each temptation."
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