Patrick Lencioni is the author of the book The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues. In this book Patrick emphasizes the idea that if a person wishes to succeed in anything they do, it is very important that they learn how to be a valuable team player. This book places a focus on how being a team player will bring success in business. A successful business owner should learn how to pick out effective team players so that they are able to hire the right people. Hiring successful team players is one of the most important aspects of business because it will give a distinct advantage when it comes to rising above competitors.