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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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    Great way to express the path to synergy from a collection of individuals. Awesome and effective.

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    I loved the fictional story to explain the 5 dysfunctions, I will be purchasing more audiobooks from this author

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    What did you love best about The Five Dysfunctions of a Team?

    The "parable" story-telling presentation made the material engaging and evocative in ways that other formats often do not. Sometimes a bit contrived - but overall very well done.


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    I was very disappointed that there was no accompanying PDF file. Listening to the book, it seemed like that might be a image or table that would be have a useful visual reminder.

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    "Everyone should read this."

    Loved it! - highly recommend it for anyone on a team. Any type of team or group. You may not call your group a team now but may change your mind after reading this.

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    Doug Hall Orlando, FL 02-22-16
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    "A modern classic for management"

    I don't know why I waited so long to read this book....maybe audible just made it easy enough to get me over the hump. a great message in an easy to listen package.

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    "Great book"

    I run a small company so I recently began reading buisenes books. They are not exactly my cup of tea. Most of them I dislike and even the ones that a do like have the same problem: they could have been a 40 page article but instead the author came up with a bunch of examples and decided to repeat over and over the same ideas in order to turn that would-be article into a book. I think the strategy of telling a fable was the perfect solution. This book could have been a 40 page article but the author did something far better than that: he wrote a good story.

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    Kyle 02-08-16
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    "Allows you to realize what really goes into a team"

    Allows you to realize what really goes into a team. it's a good read and listen.

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    Mc Dk 02-03-16
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    "A must read for all execs"

    A must read for all execs. I wish only I read it 15 years ago.

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    Nakita B. 01-30-16
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    "A great parable!"

    this is a great story and a even better learning. you get so attached to the characters and keeps you interested the entire time!

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    Steve 01-22-16
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    "Fast read"

    it's a valuable but short story that moves pretty fast. There are some resources in the printed book that are not in the audio version though.

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