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Once again using an astutely written fictional tale to unambiguously but painlessly deliver some hard truths about critical business procedures, Patrick Lencioni targets group behavior in the final entry of his trilogy of corporate fables. And like those preceding it, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is an entertaining, quick read filled with useful information that will prove easy to digest and implement. This time, Lencioni weaves his lessons around the story of a troubled Silicon Valley firm and its unexpected choice for a new CEO: an old-school manager who had retired from a traditional manufacturing company two years earlier at age 55. Showing exactly how existing personnel failed to function as a unit, and precisely how the new boss worked to reestablish that essential conduct, the book's first part colorfully illustrates the ways that teamwork can elude even the most dedicated individuals--and be restored by an insightful leader. A second part offers details on Lencioni's "five dysfunctions" (absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability, and inattention to results), along with a questionnaire for readers to use in evaluating their own teams and specifics to help them understand and overcome these common shortcomings. Like the author's previous books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive, this is highly recommended. --Howard Rothman
In keeping with the parable style, Lencioni (The Five Temptations of a CEO) 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. 100,000 first printing.See all Product Description
Really enjoyable read with practical suggestions for strong team building. Would encourage this book to anyone on a team, leader or otherwise.Published 6 days ago by Darcy Myk
Great read for work places that want to make changes for the better.Published 25 days ago by Lyn Langstaff
This is an excellent book however you have to be a decision-maker to implement the suggestions. So if you ARE such a person, give one to every employee under your supervision. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ame
Probably the best book I've read on team relations. - from a pastors perspective.Published 5 months ago by Brandon Richardson
I learned a lot about teamwork. Short enough read to finish it in a day. Would recommend to anyone who works or will work on a team.Published 7 months ago by S. Staszkiewicz
Enjoyed this audio, it provides different perspectives and great scenarios.Published 10 months ago by Rita
This book was helpful in illustrating the basic challenges of team development. It was short and developed the points quickly. The fable was simple, perhaps even simplistic. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Robert Lee