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  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

  • A Leadership Fable
  • By: Patrick Lencioni
  • Narrated by: Charles Stransky; introduction by Patrick Lencioni
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,083
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,059

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good concepts and great medium to convey them...

  • By Niket Parikh on 10-27-05


2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-05

This book discusses the 5 key fundamental problems with teamwork, and hopes to illustrate its concepts with a fictional story. While somewhat interesting and humorous at times, the story was excessively detailed and does not relate to the principles directly. Hence, I could not remain focused on the story.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • How to Become a Great Boss

  • The Rules for Getting and Keeping the Best Employees
  • By: Jeffrey J. Fox
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey J. Fox
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Did you ever have a great boss? Everyone should have one, but not enough people do. If you're a boss, or hope to become one, or have a less-than-great boss, then this is the book that could change your career-and your life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fine Piece of Work

  • By Eugene on 09-16-04

A Fine Piece of Work

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-16-04

This started out as a book with many ?common-sense? concepts, and evolved into an extremely eye-opening lecture with key set of easy-to-understand rules. I found many of the ideas to be very practical. The ideas were very succinctly communicated, and the use of anecdotes helped to further illustrate these principles. Highly recommded to anyone in a supervisory role.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful