I like the parable story method in describing the dysfunctions. You will hear the people described in the story and you will immediately say oh that's just like Bill in accounting etc
The actual hardness part of the book was going back to review the actual dysfunctions in a more dry method.
Entertaining story that illustrates how personal motivation and personality impact dynamics of a team. Through the story you experience perspectives of individual contributors and the leader. Provides valuable insight for developing leaders.
The story is too long - I think all of the points can be described in a more concise and clear way.
People who like listening to stories
I found the last 40 minutes of the book most useful.
CIO working in Health, looking for business and self-development books with the occasional comedy fiction novel.
Great narration apart from the terrible English accent given to Martin
Charles awful accent for Martin the company's CTO
like a great biography.
The fact that its a fable makes it easier to engage.
Worth a listen.
Enlighten perspective about a Team. Traditionally in team formation, being a leader supposed not only to lead but also to use the Pyramid concept to have the team for leading them self to common goal
The Pyramid concept.
A must read.
I'm a corporate training consultant and adjunct professor who loves to read! I'm always looking for the next big thing.
The benefits of an effective team are countless. Sadly, it's very difficult to create an effective team. The ideas in this book are presented in an easy-to-understand manner through the use of a leadership fable. They are not complex ideas; however, they're difficult to implement in the real world of business. In some ways, I would say that they're a bit idealistic. Is that a bad thing? Not really. In fact, I would go as far as to say that if more business leaders implemented the ideas in this book, corporate America would be a much different--and better place!
Good business books are rare, the business book publishing machine is content to churn out time wasters... but not this book. The 5 principles are presented in a way that help a person see and then diagnose dysfunctions that undermine high performance. If you are a team leader and things are not clicking for you and your team then this is probably the best 3 hours you can spend to help turn it around. I am a team leader, and this book has helped me. Thank you Patrick Lencioni.
Patrick has done a fabulous job providing a great resource that complements the fable.
The concept of conflict is good and nessessary while alot of organizations avoid this factor.
I really enjoyed how the Author presented the idea through a Story then the conculsion had the theories behind it; Well narrated, well written. I fully recommend this to Managers and Leaders