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.)
The fictional company setting makes it simple to retain key message about leadership skills and audible is a great format to deliver. The 5 dysfunctions are worth reading about and sharing with our teams.
Robert J Collins, Netlogic Corporation
This is by far one if the best abd most useful business books I have read and I have read hundreds.
clear, short, impactful
the English person
yes I wanted to know what would happen
I chose this book because more senior leaders in my organization referred to it when coaching managers of my level in managing performance and going out teams. Written as a fictional story, the principles are demonstrated in an engaging manner. I found it very helpful to be exposed to the thinking behind the fictional manager's decisions.
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