O'Reilly logo

The Five Temptations of a CEO: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER 5
The First Temptation
“Tell me this, Andy. What was the best day of your career?”
 
Andrew considered asking the old man not to call him Andy, a nickname he’d worked hard to kill since business school, but then decided it wasn’t worth the trouble. “What do you mean—”
 
Charlie held up his hand to interrupt Andrew, like a kind parent. “Try not to make it complicated. Just tell me what your best day was.”
 
Andrew considered it for a few seconds. “I’d have to say the day I was promoted to CEO. One year ago tomorrow.”
 
Charlie seemed disappointed by the answer. Not judgmental. Just disappointed. “Why?”
 
Andrew was surprised by the question. “Gee, Charlie. Being CEO is a pretty big step in a person’s career. I worked for twenty ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required