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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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    Jason Knight 07-11-15 Member Since 2014
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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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    Nicole Ford 07-08-15
    Nicole Ford 07-08-15
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    "Great outline for leading a team!"

    I would highly recommend this book for leaders and managers. Excellent guide for building and improving twams.

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    "Be the best team you can be"

    A winning team puts the team's mission ahead of their department or personal advancement. Must read for executive and those who want to be!

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    Ken 06-25-15
    Ken 06-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    What did you like best about The Five Dysfunctions of a Team? What did you like least?

    This book was a well-written reminder of the business communications and ethics courses taught in colleges today. While the story offered little to no "ahha" moments or truly salient points that were indispensable take-aways; the book did, however, places the story in a an organized format to get you to reach conclusions about scenarios before the story reached them. In short, the book was a nice fresher, but nothing truly new here.


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    Hannah Crouse 06-21-15
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    "Excellent leadership resource."

    This book is an entertaining story filled with tons of theoretical and practical leadership tools. I would recommend it to anyone working in a team environment.

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    PJ 06-02-15
    PJ 06-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Outstanding for any team!"

    While listening to this book, my wife and I frequently stopped to discuss specific applications. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is leading a team. Out team happens to be a church ministry team and we found it extremely helpful.

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    Kenny 05-28-15
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    I'm not big fan of fables but this was so well written and realistic. I could literally picture each person and their personality as a real person I have meet or work with. I thought this was laid out perfectly and kept my interested throughout the entire book.

    The summary section at the end was also useful. Bets book on team building I have come across so far.

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    Maureen 05-23-15
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    "So glad that a friend told me about this book"

    I'm excited to put these principles into effect in building a true team attitude for our staff

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    Nathan 05-13-15
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    "I enjoyed the story easy to follow"

    What a great read the story was easy to follow and yet entertaining. What I've learned from this book will be shared with my team as well as giving each one of my team members the book to read. The concepts are easy and I look forward to implementing this in my workplace.

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    Govardhan 05-05-15
    Govardhan 05-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent message"

    Leadership is not something which is given by virtue of ones role or responsibilities, it is something which is applicable to everyone on all walks of life. while the message in the book is directed to corporate world, the inner meaning is something that has to be understood and applied in all aspects of life.

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