In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni revealed the main obstacles that prevent most organizations from performing at the highest level. He detailed the five primary dysfunctions found in teams Absence of Trust, Fear of Conflict, Inability to Commit, Lack of Accountability, and Inattention to Results and provided a model for overcoming them. In this field guide, Lencioni offers more specific, practical guidance for overcoming those dysfunctions using assessment tools, real-world examples, and more.
Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team looks at questions that all teams must ask themselves: Are we really a team? Are we ready for heavy lifting? How are we currently performing? It then provides detailed methods for breaking down each dysfunction while addressing the most common obstacles that prevent teamwork. The book s short format helps teams get up and running quickly and effectively. It can be used as the basis for a team training program, or can be read and easily implemented by individual team leaders and members whether in business, nonprofit, academic, or any other organizations.
Patrick M. Lencioni (Lafayette, CA) is President of The Table Group, a management consulting firm specializing in executive team development and organizational effectiveness. As a consultant and executive coach, he has worked with hundreds of senior executives and executive teams in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies and high-tech start-ups to universities and nonprofits. His clients include AT& T, Bechtel, Boeing, Cisco, New York Life, and Mitsubishi, among others. He is the author of Death by Meeting, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, The Five Temptations of a CEO, and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive. His books have appeared on many national bestseller lists and sold hundreds of thousands of copies.