Patrick Lencioni

About the Author

Patrick Lencioni is the author of nine best-selling business books including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, which has been a fixture on the Wall Street Journal best-seller list for more than ten years. Fortune magazine named Pat one of “ten new gurus you should know”, and The Wall Street Journal described him as one of the most in-demand speakers in America.

In addition to his work as a speaker and consultant with his firm, The Table Group, Pat is married, has four sons and lives in Northern California. Pat is a lifelong Catholic who is passionate about his faith.

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Twelve Surprises About Catholicism and Evangelicalism

Over the past dozen years I’ve had the amazing and accidental opportunity to do something few Christians get to do: dive deeply into both the Catholic and Evangelical worlds.  That experience has been enlightening, confusing, encouraging, frustrating and inspiring all at once.  As a result, I’ve arrived at 12 realizations that surprised me about each side of Christianity, and the […]

The Extraordinary Challenge of Being Counter-Cultural

It is often said that it is counter-cultural to be a follower of Christ.  No believer who hears that statement disagrees with it, but few of us take it completely to heart.  And that is a deceptively dangerous thing. Before I explain, let’s first clarify what it means to say that to be a Christian is to be counter-cultural.  I […]

A Valuable Lesson in Humility

I am sitting in a mandatory, 2-hour informational meeting related to my decision to volunteer in an activity for one of my sons.  It is the fourth time I’ve been required to attend the session during the past six years.  I won’t go into details about the content, but you’ll just have to trust me when I say that it […]

Political Correctness

Let’s explore the danger of political correctness, the way we might explore a car engine, by asking the question, “How does it work?”  Actually, in this case we should ask the question, “How does it cause harm?” At its core, I believe political correctness causes great, grave problems in a society by leading people to regularly adhere to falsehoods that […]

A Valuable Lesson in Humility

I am sitting in a mandatory, 2-hour informational meeting related to my decision to volunteer in an activity for one of my sons.  It is the fourth time I’ve been required to attend the session during the past six years.  I won’t go into details about the content, but you’ll just have to trust me when I say that it […]

The Discipline of Faith

In the modern world where it is politically correct to be ‘spiritual’ rather than ‘religious’, it is no surprise that people easily lose sight of, or consciously dismiss, the importance of having discipline when it comes to nurturing their faith.  From prayer and sacramental worship to service and fellowship, it is easier than ever to become lax in the practice […]