In Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni offers more specific, practical guidance for overcoming the five dysfunctions, using tools, exercises, assessments, and real-world examples. He examines questions that all teams must ask themselves: Are we really a team? How are we currently performing? Are we prepared to invest the time and energy required to be a great team?
Written concisely and to the point, this guide gives leaders, line managers, and consultants alike the tools they need to get their teams up and running quickly and effectively.
©2005 Patrick M. Lencioni; (P)2006 Recorded Books
Marty Jacobs consults in the areas of strategic planning, board governance, leadership development, and community engagement.
This is a sequel to Lencioni's The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Although Lencioni does not use the fable approach as in the first book, he outlines much more detail of the model and how to create more functional teams. He opens the book with an overview of the model and then proffers two key questions for work groups to ask themselves: 1) Are we really a team? (That is, are we interdependent and hold each other mutually accountable?) and 2) Are we ready for heavy lifting? The implication here is that this model won't work if the group isn't truly a team nor will it be successful unless the group is willing to put in the time and effort it takes to function effectively. The remainder of the book goes into details regarding tools and exercises for each of the dysfunctions. Although it's a bit drier then the fable approach, it's a great resource for anyone looking for ideas about team building.
Full of useful management level advice. Solid advice for being a better team or for that matter a better co-worker.
DO NOT OWN THE PRINT VERSION
PRACTICAL APPLICATION THROUGH THE STORY BASED CHARACTERS
VOICE INFLECTION AND CHARACTERIZATION
TIME BEST SPENT LISTENING AT 1.25% SPEED
Yes, this time to take notes and try some of the practice excercises the book recommends.
Steve Covey's Leadership books are similar. Both try to engage the audicence to perform to their max potential
neither more reflective to my own style of leadership.
This new release jumpped out at me at just the right time: I was taking a break from preparing for a team meeting. I researched it a bit, bought it, and downloaded it. I couldn't wait to get into the car and listen.
I have been an Audible listener for almost 7 years and this is the absolute WORST vocal performance I have encountered. The William Shatner School of Over-Acting must be proud of Mr Leferrt. The performance is SOOOO over done that I couldn't follow the author's train of thought no matter how hard I tried.
I guess I have been spoiled listening to Seth Godin recently. Listening to him is like having the author sitting next to me in the car. The natural delivery was dripping with his passion for the material.
Think twice about buying a non-fiction work that isn't read by the author.
What a shame, I was really interested in learning what the author had to say on this subject.
I am listening to the book again, in fact second time through. It is an excellent resource and inspires me to keep working on helping my team and I to build trust and overcome the dysfunctions discussed. .
The tools. Mr. Lencioni takes the time to speak of the dysfunction, leverages examples to showcase how the dysfunction impacts the team, and then what tools a facilitator or leader can use to overcome the dysfunction.
If you a leader, a team member or business educator, read this book. One of the very best books I have read.
Maybe the narration ruined the book for me but I did not find the book engaging. There might have been some good points but I thought was like a sales booklet for a consulting company. I listened to 95% of the book and then moved on after listing to re-review of the same five points.
I thought he just read the book and did not add much life to it. I found myself drifting off and not listening.
I am entering my Management career and this book is the perfect read for a good start. One book is not enough though.
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