The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team


Lencioni, Patrick Jossey-Bass, 2002 Audio summary available
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Team builders will, at one time or another, face the challenge of fostering group harmony in groups where there are inevitably going to be flaws due to human nature. According to author Patrick Lencioni, human beings are inherently dysfunctional. Too often, leaders try to unite dysfunctional teams. Therefore, team builders must recognize and drive groups to overcome certain behavioral tendencies, many of which are negative and can bring down an entire organization.

In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni uses a novel-style, dialogue-based form of telling stories about the five dysfunctions that can deteriorate any team. This book tells a story about how and why a corporate executive team overcame its dysfunctions.