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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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    Father of twelve year old 09-18-15
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    "leadership storytime"

    Several leadership lessons told in a fable setting. it is easy too relate and learn the lessons.

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    "Practical & relevant concepts that are actionable"

    Practical and relevant concepts that are actionable in a real life situation.; no fluff.

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    Kyle 08-28-15
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    "Great book"

    fabulous narrator, he gave a great performance and made it easy to distinguish different characters throughout the story.

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    Kathleen 08-17-15
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    "new read"

    Passed on to other employees to read. Hope they benefit from it. thanks again Kathleen

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    Kindle Customer Spring, Tx United States 08-16-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Most comprehensive on addressing team dysfunctions. Saves time not reading many books to find an integrated approach"

    Outstanding read. Practical application supported by the concept
    Team composition needs not fully addressed, which is ok. Focus of the book is in addressing team dysfunctions.

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    Vitor Los Angeles 08-16-15
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    "Need to manage a team?"
    What did you love best about The Five Dysfunctions of a Team?

    No matter the size, if you manage a team, this is a must read.
    I have more 10 years in a leadership role and currently running a startup growing fast. Go on, it's a no brainer buy :)


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    Armen 07-23-15
    Armen 07-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    Great book I'll be listening to this book again in about a year and make my management team listen to it as well.

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    Monique 07-18-15
    Monique 07-18-15
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    "Recommended"

    I have recommended this to other co-workers. It was originally suggested for reading from one of our company's unit managers. I have enjoyed hearing about these principles. I preferred the general overview at the end rather than the whole story.

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    "A good concise read."

    I enjoyed the book. I appreciated the storytelling method in the beginning. It's easy to relate to ideas and philosophies you can associate to characters and situations. I also enjoyed the summary of the principles at the end of the book. This will make for good discussion using the material provided and assist team-building efforts. However, I think the end of the book would have been more beneficial had the tips for each dysfunction been tied back to the story in the beginning of the book. Otherwise I would highly recommend it to other organizations and will continue to use this with my team in the future.

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    "Fan friggin tastic"

    It was easy to listen to, extremely insightful, and very practical. The author not only creates compelling characters, but also demonstrates phenomenal coaching techniques along with vivid illustrations of the team dysfunctions that we can all relate to.

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