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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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    Loe55 04-09-16
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    "Unique leadership read"

    Thought it was a pretty good read, although all teams wouldn't benefit from all five topics. I still was able to receive helpful information from atleast 3 topics.

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    Amazon Customer Farmington Hills, MI, US 04-07-16
    Amazon Customer Farmington Hills, MI, US 04-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "a bit too ding song"

    its simplicity is appreciated. its theory is goid. I listened to it seceral tones. blah

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    M. Leonard Mount Holly, NJ, US 04-02-16
    M. Leonard Mount Holly, NJ, US 04-02-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Good for young adults too!"

    I gave this book to my 19 year old son who is Naval Airman in the US Navy. I think the deeper understanding of team dynamics has helped him tremendously, particularly in such a structured environment. Great book. Easy to understand the message at all levels.

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    Jennine 04-01-16
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    "no fallout"

    the team has no fallout. sometimes there are huge splits in teams that do not make it easy just to lose people like this book makes it seem.

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    Joseph Woolridge 03-21-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Short and sweet! It lays everything out!"

    The best thing I like about this self-help book is that they had a very good story that thoroughly explained the lessons as it went along. Then at the end, it recapped and broke down what was learned. It didn't take several stories and super deep dives into lessons for the audience to get it! All self-help books should be modeled this way!

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    "Excellent excellent book!"

    I am eight months into my third business with a new business partner and this book has been one of most helpful, insightful, eye-opening reads in my career. I learned so much from this book and M incredibly happy and grateful to have read it. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who wants to build a business and lead a team.

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    Angela House FORNEY, TX, US 03-19-16
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    "Spot on"

    Couldn't be more accurate across the board!
    I highly recommend this book for anyone part of any type of team!

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    "Teamwork, a rare thing..."

    Great way to express the path to synergy from a collection of individuals. Awesome and effective.

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    Blaze 03-13-16
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    "Amazing Book"

    I loved the fictional story to explain the 5 dysfunctions, I will be purchasing more audiobooks from this author

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    "Engaging presentation of relevant insights"
    What did you love best about The Five Dysfunctions of a Team?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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