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