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Summary of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

A Leadership Fable
Narrated by: Leanne Thompson
Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Are you part of a team that is struggling?

In this summary, we take a look at The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. In that book, the author outlines what he feels like the most common issues are when it comes to teamwork:

  • Absence of trust
  • Fear of conflict
  • Lack of commitment
  • Avoidance of accountability
  • Inattention to results

In this summary, we go through each of these dysfunctions in detail. This summary is perfect for those who are too busy to read the full book - or who need a little extra help understanding it. 

You will find:

  • A fable that puts the five dysfunctions into perspective
  • A detailed summary of each of the five dysfunctions
  • Some ideas on how to overcome them in your team
  • How the five dysfunctions connect to one another
  • And so much more!

After listening to this summary, you will have a much better understanding about the issues that tend to come up in teams - whether in your professional or personal life - and how to work together to overcome them and build a stronger team.  

(Disclaimer: If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.)  

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Great teach me.

I learned a lot about what not to do in business. If you want to become a functional team, this book will help you identify if your team is dysfunctional. It will provide you with an avenue on how to become functionally successful;)

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Simple, yet deep

Crafted so artfully I was able to listen this book in one afternoon. Although simple to understand, the concepts taught within the allegory are deep and well-thought. All who are leaders of a team of any sort should use this book as a standard for how that team should function.

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Like this whole data.

As a new supervisor, who heads a dysfunctional team, this book has been a game changer. Who knew that conflict could be so productive. I tried some of the tips in the book and I could not believe my team actually started working together to solve issues. I will read this book over & over again. I even want to send some copies to my upper management.

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I like that the book explains things in details.

I like that the book explains things in details. I dislike that,for the most part, it tells it in a f form of a story, but this is what many people like about the book. Overall, it deserves a five star.

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Extraordinary book.

If you have a dysfunctional team at work, this book does a good job of how they can happen. Easy to listen and a good demonstration of how different personalities can impact teams and how teams suffer unless the dysfunction is identified and removed.

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Great informative and enjoyable.

Told as a parable, the book is informative and enjoyable. You’ll get valuable insights on ways that you can be more effective within your team. Highly recommended for any leader.

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Quick listen

I enjoyed listening the story of a dysfunctional team struggling to become better, and seeing the fundamental principles of how to create strong teams, in action..

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  • James George
  • 11-16-18

Great Book.

This book is great, I think I have already seen some tangible progress in my actions as a team member, and I feel like my current team have been better functioning since reading it/our discussion. Highly recommended for anyone looking to improve their ability to contribute to teams, whether you are a manager, or a team member looking for ways to be a better person.

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  • Lora
  • 11-16-18

Good guide line.

This book used storytelling to bring home specific concepts being discussed. The characters will be immediately recognizable to anyone who's worked in a corporate environment. The best part of the book is the model at the end, which gives a roadmap and concrete suggestions on how to fix each dysfunction.

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  • DAISY
  • 11-18-18

Great Listen.

This book addresses common problems of teams such as trust, accountability and conflict. You can listen a monstrous manual or you can change your team into a functioning one by not just reading this, but applying it.Hard work but worth the journey.

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  • Rudy
  • 11-18-18

Interesting and worth the listen!

The principles reviewed are common sense, but presented in a context easily understood for the listener. The five dysfunctions can fit in any organization or team. As a member of higher education, I can see how we can use these tools not only in the academic faculty but also teaching students as they embark in their professional careers.

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  • 11-17-18

Exceptional!

Exceptional! Loved that I could jump to the back of the book and get the practical application, or take the slow listen and listen from cover to cover. Either way, this is spot-on practical insights to working with a team.