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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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    Rachel 04-22-15
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    "Easy read, insightful, interesting format"

    It was great to get perspectives from many different personality types through this novel format. Definitely some take aways for how to address a dysfunctional team.

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    Debra 04-19-15
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    "Wonderful book for ALL persons committed to team s"

    This book was extremely easy to understand and very helpful in organizing my thinking as a leader of a team. I am excited to share these ideas with my team and the other officers of our organization

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    "Project Management Essential"

    This book uses real life scenarios to demonstrate typical logjams that can cripple teams. Thoughtful consideration is given to differentiating between teams with highly skilled members that can become dysfunctional, and those that employ the necessary fundamentals mentioned herein to help ensure success.

    I highly recommend the audio version of this book!

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    Wendell 04-09-15
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    "Great Business Book"

    I really enjoyed this book and would suggest any business leader to read it. I feel like that the topics and ideas in this book are very practicaland easy to apply to your team. I'm starting to implement these principles with our leadership team now.

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    Dell Barkley Greenville, SC 04-09-15
    Dell Barkley Greenville, SC 04-09-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Awesome book!"

    Can't wait to institute the ideas. Surpassed my expectations. I love the story method. Its definitely a must read book.

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    Jacob frank 03-21-15
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    "An exceptional read!"

    Went beyond my expectations. Not only teaches you the five dysfunctions, but also teaches the application of repairing the dysfunctions through the use of characters.

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    Joseph 03-20-15
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    "Great Resource for corporate culture change!"

    This book is great, by itself or in combination with other values driven materials will be the spark to set any unengaged corporate culture on fire!

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    The coach 03-13-15
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    "Good book"

    Good book and very easy listening. I defenitely will put points of this book into my program.

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    sam Anchorage, AK, United States 03-12-15
    sam Anchorage, AK, United States 03-12-15 Member Since 2006

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    "A modern business parable"

    I enjoyed listening to the Five Dysfunctions of a team and would happily recommend it to anyone who must work in around or on a team. the examples are clear and the characters relatable. I was able to use some of the techniques the very next day.

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    A.K. 03-09-15
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    "Very helpful and applicable"

    The book does a great job of conceptualizing teamwork and provides examples and relevant tips for implementing change in your team.

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