In this gripping leadership fable, expert consultant and bestselling author Patrick Lencioni offers a simple model for understanding how teams work–and how to make them function at their best. Freed of jargon and full of easy-to-grasp ideas, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team quickly moves from theory to practice as it shows you how to assess the health of your organization’s teams, diagnose the causes of dysfunction on them–and take positive steps toward building a team that can achieve extraordinary results.
The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team is Patrick Lencioni’s most potent and popular book. It uses a simple parable – the story of a high-powered executive who is hired to save a company teetering on the edge of disaster – to illustrate the five dysfunctions that plague even the best teams: trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability, and inattention to results.
In this groundbreaking book for team leaders, Lencioni shows how these five “dysfunctions” can destroy even the best-intentioned efforts toward teamwork. But more importantly, he offers concrete solutions for overcoming them and creating “teams at their best.”
About The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Book
In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive. This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams.
Kathryn Petersen, Decision Tech’s CEO, faces the ultimate leadership crisis: Uniting a team in such disarray that it threatens to bring down the entire company. Will she succeed? Will she be fired? Will the company fail? Lencioni’s utterly gripping tale serves as a timeless reminder that leadership requires as much courage as it does insight.
Throughout the story, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions that go to the very heart of why teams, even the best ones, often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. Just as with his other books, Lencioni has written a compelling fable with a powerful yet deceptively simple message for all who strive to be exceptional team leaders.