The Five Dysfunctions of A Team

The Five Dysfunctions of A Team

A Leadership Fable

Book - 2002
Average Rating:
4
Rate this:
WILEY
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.

Baker & Taylor
Presents a workplace fable on dysfunctional teamwork, citing the fictional example of CEO Kathryn Petersen, who identifies five "corruptions" that get in the way of her company's teamwork and how she implements action steps to overcome them.

Baker
& Taylor

The author of The Five Temptations of a CEO presents a workplace fable on dysfunctional teamwork, citing the fictional example of CEO Kathryn Petersen, who identifies five "corruptions" that get in the way of her company's teamwork and how she implements action steps to overcome them. 100,000 first printing. $200,000 ad/promo.

Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780787960759
0787960756
Characteristics: ix, 229 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

k
kpelish
Jun 14, 2017

Lencioni writes an engaging case narrative that takes the reader through an outsider who uses her considerable leadership and coaching skills to resculpt a dysfunctional company—including self-soothing/reality check in the face of sometimes nasty pushback. His conceptual model (named the Five Dysfunctions Model) riffs off the familiar triangle of the Maslow hierarchy of needs; the leader has to patiently resolve each level before advancing to the next: (bottom to top) 5) Absence of Trust (corresponding Invulnerability); 4) Fear of Conflict (corresponding Artificial Harmony); 3) Lack of Commitment (corresponding Ambiguity); 2) Avoidance of Accountability (corresponding Low Standards); and 1) Inattention to Results (corresponding Status and Ego). Lencioni takes you through the internal thought process and actions of managing disruptive team members. Interestingly, the people you think are going to be fired have different fates. His wrap-up includes a questionnaire for evaluating a team’s health; he also takes the conceptual model and reframes it positively to show how a healthy team works:
1. They trust one another.
2. They engage in unfiltered conflict around ideas.
3. They commit to decisions and plans of actions.
4. They hold one another accountable for delivering against those plans.
5. They focus on the achievement of collective results.

j
jasonamcbride
Jun 01, 2017

Great teams are built on trust, healthy conflict, commitment, accountability, and results. Great book.

jasoneshoup Mar 24, 2017

A quick, easy, and potentially life-changing read.

s
Shamez Walji
Aug 04, 2012

Fairly good and easy read. You could easily finish this in a day :) (if you have time).

It is strikingly similiar to other books that the author has written.

If you would just like the core points the author has to say about teams flip to the last few pages of the book. Or you could just read the book :p.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at SSFPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top