Building a cohesive team is not complicated, declares Lencioni. Departing from the dry, theoretical writing of many management books, he presents his case in the context of a fictional organization, and in doing so succeeds at communicating his ideas. The scenarios are recognizable and can be applied anywhere teamwork is involved, whether it is a multinational company, a small department within a larger organization, or a sports team. At the end of the story, the main points are summarized, and clearly expressed suggestions and exercises are offered to help bring about change. Concise and easy to follow, this program is recommended for anyone who is a member of a team that needs improvement.
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is also available in print from Wiley.
Executive Producer: Karen DiMattia
Producer: John McElroy
© 2002 Patrick Lencioni
(P)2002 Random House Inc.
"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.)
Leadership in the service of others, to inspire innovative thoughts & actions, to 'connect the dots' & create our future, this is my crusade
The content of the message is enhanced by the fact that it is presented as a story about people we can all identify with. The framework layout by the author is clear and consistent through out the book.
If you listen to this book and don't come away with a plan as to how you can improve yourself and any team you are part of, I would be very surprise.
At the risk of sounding overstated, this book was transformative for me. It Identified several issues I had always suspected but never been able to put a finger on, and gave great tools for working on them in an easygoing, fast-read storyline. I see myself listening to this one on a regular basis for reinforcement.
Patrick Lencioni has a way of story telling that's unusual. He puts a full story together that's easy to follow and makes sense. I enjoy his books.
It was great to get perspectives from many different personality types through this novel format. Definitely some take aways for how to address a dysfunctional team.
This book was extremely easy to understand and very helpful in organizing my thinking as a leader of a team. I am excited to share these ideas with my team and the other officers of our organization
This book uses real life scenarios to demonstrate typical logjams that can cripple teams. Thoughtful consideration is given to differentiating between teams with highly skilled members that can become dysfunctional, and those that employ the necessary fundamentals mentioned herein to help ensure success.
I highly recommend the audio version of this book!
I really enjoyed this book and would suggest any business leader to read it. I feel like that the topics and ideas in this book are very practicaland easy to apply to your team. I'm starting to implement these principles with our leadership team now.
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