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.)
I appreciate the way this book lays out the need for respectable debate.
I sent this to employees that work for me as a required reading.
I enjoyed the reiteration of the importance of a culture of accountability and the importance of teams accepting responsibility of impacting departments outside of their own to achieve company goals.
I enjoyed silos, politics, and turf wars years ago and it was timely for my organization. I did read it versus listen to it though.
The narrator put me to sleep. Characterization was tough to follow on audio making it harder to really get into the story.
I worked in 3 companies from the top 100 companies in the world from normal staff to directors board member. And still this book is like our "text book" for managing a team differences . the beauty that you can see your self in each character in a phase of your life... it was fun really :)
flashbacks to years and beyond :)
Yes, good simple principles when dealing with any team, staff, or family
Nothing at this time
Sets the stage to apply concepts across many different areas of a person's life where they are a part of a team
Laugh, only due to the familiar current situations I am dealing with in trying to engage staff as a team
The content overall is simplistic, can be perceived as manipulative and extremely US centric. Overall I found the dialog almost impossible to listen too.
It was fine, but overall I felt that the writing because of its predictability made the Leader into the perfect one. At times the idea of vulnerability was not expressed as such in the audio and it therefore lost its power. Everything had a tone of "I know-- I'm the leader," and I'm sorry I'm the team member.
Overall the Dysfunctions themselves are somewhat accurate from a third person point of view, but the How to resolve them from the team perspective is lacking depth. The only tool suggested really is the MBTI and one other one - that was very much lacking in usefulness.
the story, explaining how an actual principle plays out as a play is a powerful delivery tool
Catherine, she is a star
Nice try, you will have to pay me first. that being said, if this was a movie I am mostly likely going to watch it.
the "story" kept me interested
realizing that conflict is not only ok, but necessary
no tears, but got me immediately focused on what i need to do with my TEAM
this book came to me at a perfect time in my life and career.
Wish i would have read it long ago!
Teamwork is what everybody talks about, but what does it look like?
The way this book is presented makes it a compelling case for improving teamwork. By telling a story about a dysfunctional team, and showing us what a poor team looks like, it made me feel that I was a part of the team working towards a better place.
By illustrating how a dysfunctional team presents itself, and the struggles it endures to get to a better place, by illustrating each of the five dysfunctions; absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability, and inattention to results- we can see ourselves reflected in one or more of the characters.
If we learn the lessons through the actions of the team, we can identify with their failings within us, and help to move our team to a better place.
Near the top of my list of leadership books.
The CTO. He was dead on. Logic driven, yet not dogmatic. Very much like every CTO I have worked with. Loved the accent.
Everything you always wondered about that happens in executive meetings, but were afraid to ask.
Faith, Family, Friends, Food, and Football. Good life.
Yes. I would come back to this book every so often to make sure that our team is not slipping back into old habits.
It was like Patrick was telling the story of some of our staff meetings.
Charles voice was not noticeable. That, I think, is the ultimate compliment. He never got in the way of the book. So fluid.
When Patrick shifted the team from individual departments to shared goals, the light bulb went off in my head.
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