The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick M. LencioniThe Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick M. Lencioni

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

byPatrick M. Lencioni

Hardcover | April 11, 2002

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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 which 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 those who strive to be exceptional team leaders.
PATRICK M. LENCIONI is founder and president of The Table Group, a management consulting firm specializing in executive team development and organizational health. As a consultant and keynote speaker, he has worked with thousands of senior executives and their teams in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to high-tech start...
Title:The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership FableFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.2 × 5.7 × 1.1 inPublished:April 11, 2002Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0787960756

ISBN - 13:9780787960759


Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used to think my CEO was a jerk, now I respect him This book is a riveting read. I cleared it in a day, no problem. The story part was like watching various executives at work play out. It was an uncanny look into those elusive retreats they take. Seeing how it played out (with the excellent summary and practical stuff for takeway portion) made this a high value purchase for me. I can see how folk may believe only leaders should read this. False. Anyone can benefit. - B
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Positive! A well written book with a lot of examples and real instances presented for readers to follow. I couldn't put the book down.
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow, great book! I normally don't like "fable" type of books showing examples of any success principles, but this was written extremely well. So well in fact that I couldn't put it down. I burned through this book in a short period and loved every minute of it. There's also a workbook you can buy that goes with it so you can implement it in your place of business. I recommend both for full benefits.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great Patrick Lencioni know how to write leadership fables that keep you reading while at the same time gets you thinking about day to day work life.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Function A must for any team leader to understand a team
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Teams and Leaderships Amazing book that is relevant to all management teams with exampls you can easily relate to Go for it
Date published: 2015-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Teams and Leaderships Great read with solid ideas on getting from a group of individual's to a team that works together to create something great.
Date published: 2014-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read For Team Members Excellent read on team dynamics and knowing how and when to navigate difficult situations. A must read for anyone working in a different team environment.
Date published: 2010-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent framework for leading a team An easy to read guide on how to make the teams you lead more effective. This is a book that I will be referring to time and time again. Anybody who participates in any kind of team will be able to relate to a number of the five dysfunctions. Lencioni also gives some very practical advice on how to start dealing with the dysfunctions. Well worth reading!
Date published: 2009-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eye Opening and Inspiring Patrick Lencioni leads us through the dysfunctions of a team in fictional easy-read format . He identifies the behavioural traits we exhibit that undermine our productivity. I came away believing team building is the first step to productive management. A " must read" for any executive or organational leader.
Date published: 2006-06-18

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

The Fable 1

Luck 3

Part One: Underachievement 5

Part Two: Lighting the Fire 27

Part Three: Heavy Lifting 115

Part Four: Traction 171

The Model 185

An Overview of the Model 187

Team Assessment 191

Understanding and Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions 195

A Note About Time: Kathryn’s Methods 221

A Special Tribute to Teamwork 223

Acknowledgments 225

About the Author 229

Editorial Reviews

"As compelling, readable and practical as his other books. I'm sure this will be another business classic." —Richard Carr, President & CEO, TEC International "Every manager and executive will recognize themselves somewhere in this book. Lencioni distills the problems that keep even the most talented teams from realizing their full potential. Even more important, he shows — in prose that is crisp, clear, and fun to read — how to solve them." —Geoffrey A. Moore, Chairman, The Chasm Group, Author, Crossing the Chasm; Inside the Tornado; Living on the Fault Line "I read most best-selling business books. What sets Lencioni apart is his ability to provide insightful and practical solutions to complex management challenges." —Phillip Hildebrand, Executive VP and Chief Distribution Officer, New York Life Insurance Company "A gripping analysis of what makes teams work effectively. This fine work is a must read for any leader that has come to grips with the fact that no one makes progress — much less succeeds — alone." —James Amos, president and CEO, Mail Boxes, Etc. "Compelling and incisive, this will become the definitive guide on how to build and manage successful teams." —Jean Kovacs, president and CEO, Comergent Technologies