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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Audiobook

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

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Publisher's Summary

In keeping with the parable style, Patrick Lencioni begins by telling the fable of a woman who, as CEO of a struggling Silicon Valley firm, took control of a dysfunctional executive committee and helped its members succeed as a team. Story time over, Lencioni offers explicit instructions for overcoming the human behavioral tendencies that he says corrupt teams (absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability and inattention to results). Succinct yet sympathetic, this guide will be a boon for those struggling with the inherent difficulties of leading a group.

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.

What the Critics Say

"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.)

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    jen 01-17-16
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    this book includes many great istrategues to improve a team's performance, individually and as a group.

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    "Effective delivery of key concepts through a story"

    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.

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    Robert J Collins Boise, Idaho, USA, Earth 12-30-15
    Robert J Collins Boise, Idaho, USA, Earth 12-30-15 Member Since 2015

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    This is by far one if the best abd most useful business books I have read and I have read hundreds.

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    Sajan South Africa 12-16-15
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    I enjoyed this book and learnt a lot from it. Learnt about healthy conflict, teamwork and trust to name a few.

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    I would have liked less story and more instruction but it was good as it was

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    If you could sum up The Five Dysfunctions of a Team in three words, what would they be?

    clear, short, impactful


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The CEO


    Which character – as performed by Charles Stransky; introduction by Patrick Lencioni – was your favorite?

    the English person


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes I wanted to know what would happen


    Any additional comments?

    Great fable

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    LME 11-21-15
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    "Prime examples for implementation"

    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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    Bishop 11-14-15
    Bishop 11-14-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Love it"

    Awesome read, I will be listening to it again. The principles of overcoming the dysfunctions is something that I can apply everyday at work.

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    Mel iowa 11-09-15
    Mel iowa 11-09-15

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    "a must!!"

    a must listen for those who work w/teams!! good perspective & great "story" format for easy listening!

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    Mary 11-09-15
    Mary 11-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome Book"

    This book was entertaining and I learned a lot. I will read this book several times. Must read

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