The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni is a world renowned leadership and team building book. This book identifies the root causes of dysfunctions on a team and provides practical solutions to building high performing teams. These practical solutions have impacted hundreds of businesses, churches, non-profit organizations, professional sports teams, governments, and schools. With over 2 million copies sold, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team continues to be on national best-seller lists every week.
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team identifies five areas of dysfunction that every team faces and provides you with a model to overcome each dysfunctions. In the story, Kathryn Petersen, Decision Tech’s CEO, faces each dysfunction and she brings you through the process of identifying each dysfunction. By the end of the fable, Kathryn will have either succeeded or failed using The Five Dysfunctions Model to create a high performing team which would give her company the ultimate competitive advantage.
This book will be a helpful resource for any leader struggling with building and developing a strong, high-functioning team. The model for describing why teams flounder is simple: absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability and inattention to results. The way through these common difficulties takes work, and the last part of the book provides concrete steps to assist the leader in taking the group to cohesiveness.
Many of our clients ask their leadership team or other team to read this book before they begin The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team program. We recommend it to anyone facilitating the program.