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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Audiobook

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

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. Succinct yet sympathetic, this guide will be a boon for those struggling with the inherent difficulties of leading a group.
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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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    "Great lessons to learn"

    I think everything about this book was absolutely great! If you are new leader, it's a good start. If you are a veteran leader, it's a great refreshment.

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    Scott HAMMOND, IN, United States 02-24-15
    Scott HAMMOND, IN, United States 02-24-15
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    "Excellent Must Read"

    Reminder to get back to the basics when leading people, teams and organizations. Very practical applications. Everyone has something to offer to the process of contributing to the success of an organization. A true leader gets the best out of the people they are leading.

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    Trace Johannesen Dallas, TX 02-24-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Outstanding story about how teams get misaligned"

    If some or all of the story does not get you thinking about the parallels in your leadership team, you either have a perfect leadership team or you are fooling yourself.

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    Joshua 02-12-15
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    "Functional for the right crowd"

    This book is great and interactive, the target audience seems small, but there are applicable lessons that could be drawn for others reading the book but it is a stretch

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    What made the experience of listening to The Five Dysfunctions of a Team the most enjoyable?

    OPEN my eyes to what is right and wrong in management.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team?

    How clearly it comes thru.


    What about Charles Stransky; introduction by Patrick Lencioni’s performance did you like?

    its ok


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    "This story resonated with me!"

    As a project manager, scrum master, coach and trainer this really spoke to me. You see these dysfunctions in teams all the time!

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    I loved how the speaker got into the characters and gave them a voice. It was like listening to a radio play of days gone bye.

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    Great message and excellently narrated. The story keeps you entertained and is very relative to any executive leadership team and problems they face.

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    "Perfect audiobook!"

    This book had probably the best narration of any of my 300+ hours of Audible listening! Audio is an excellent format for this type of story!

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