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