In <I>The Five Dysfunctions of a Team</I> Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, <I>The Five Temptations of a CEO </I> and <I>The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive</I>. This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams. <p> Kathryn Petersen, Decision Tech's CEO, faces the ultimate leadership crisis: Uniting a team in such disarray that it threatens to bring down the entire company. Will she succeed? Will she be fired? Will the company fail? Lencioni's utterly gripping tale serves as a timeless reminder that leadership requires as much courage as it does insight. <p> Throughout the story, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams even the best ones-often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. Just as with his other books, Lencioni has written a compelling fable with a powerful yet deceptively simple message for all those who strive to be exceptional team leaders.