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Publisher's Summary

In the years following the publication of Patrick Lencioni's best seller, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, fans have been clamoring for more information on how to implement the ideas outlined in the book.

In Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni offers more specific, practical guidance for overcoming the five dysfunctions, using tools, exercises, assessments, and real-world examples. He examines questions that all teams must ask themselves: Are we really a team? How are we currently performing? Are we prepared to invest the time and energy required to be a great team?

Written concisely and to the point, this guide gives leaders, line managers, and consultants alike the tools they need to get their teams up and running quickly and effectively.

©2005 Patrick M. Lencioni (P)2006 Recorded Books

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Often books with forms, charts, and quizzes, etc. provide downloads when the audible book is purchased. This book does not provide a download of the exercises that should be completed with your team. Unfortunately, for that reason, the audible experience is a rip off. Very disappointed!

20 of 20 people found this review helpful

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  • Julia
  • Ridgefield, WA, USA
  • 01-23-09

Missing the exercises

Some books are better purchased as books. I am sad that I don't have the ability to use the exercises that are in the hardcopy.

24 of 26 people found this review helpful

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Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Full of useful management level advice. Solid advice for being a better team or for that matter a better co-worker.

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  • Marty
  • East Thetford, VT, United States
  • 12-23-10

Great Resource for Team Building

This is a sequel to Lencioni's The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Although Lencioni does not use the fable approach as in the first book, he outlines much more detail of the model and how to create more functional teams. He opens the book with an overview of the model and then proffers two key questions for work groups to ask themselves: 1) Are we really a team? (That is, are we interdependent and hold each other mutually accountable?) and 2) Are we ready for heavy lifting? The implication here is that this model won't work if the group isn't truly a team nor will it be successful unless the group is willing to put in the time and effort it takes to function effectively. The remainder of the book goes into details regarding tools and exercises for each of the dysfunctions. Although it's a bit drier then the fable approach, it's a great resource for anyone looking for ideas about team building.

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  • monte
  • United States
  • 01-11-12

REQUIRED READING

Would you consider the audio edition of Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team to be better than the print version?

DO NOT OWN THE PRINT VERSION

What did you like best about this story?

PRACTICAL APPLICATION THROUGH THE STORY BASED CHARACTERS

What does Joel Lefferrt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

VOICE INFLECTION AND CHARACTERIZATION

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

NO OPINION

Any additional comments?

TIME BEST SPENT LISTENING AT 1.25% SPEED

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Really requires print to fully appreciate

While interesting, it referenced too many tables and lists only found in the print version.

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Good Field Guide followup to his earlier book

The content is great, but too detailed for audible format. I recommend this book but in the text format.

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  • Pamela
  • MEMPHIS, TN, United States
  • 01-23-12

Current to todays Human Capital environment

Would you listen to Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team again? Why?

Yes, this time to take notes and try some of the practice excercises the book recommends.

What other book might you compare Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team to and why?

Steve Covey's Leadership books are similar. Both try to engage the audicence to perform to their max potential

Have you listened to any of Joel Lefferrt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

n/a

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

neither more reflective to my own style of leadership.

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Un-Listenable

This new release jumpped out at me at just the right time: I was taking a break from preparing for a team meeting. I researched it a bit, bought it, and downloaded it. I couldn't wait to get into the car and listen.

I have been an Audible listener for almost 7 years and this is the absolute WORST vocal performance I have encountered. The William Shatner School of Over-Acting must be proud of Mr Leferrt. The performance is SOOOO over done that I couldn't follow the author's train of thought no matter how hard I tried.

I guess I have been spoiled listening to Seth Godin recently. Listening to him is like having the author sitting next to me in the car. The natural delivery was dripping with his passion for the material.

Think twice about buying a non-fiction work that isn't read by the author.

What a shame, I was really interested in learning what the author had to say on this subject.

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A great PLC book

This book was full of great ideas on how to bring teams together at a different level. We don’t want them to simply work in the same space, we want to work together. This book gives clear ways to make that possible.