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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

3 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Patrick Lencioni

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 … see full wiki

Author: Patrick Lencioni
Genre: Business & Investing
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
3 reviews about The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership...
review by . July 12, 2007
This is one in a series of "leadership fables" in which Patrick Lencioni shares his thoughts about the contemporary business world. His characters are fictitious human beings rather than anthropomorphic animals, such as a tortoise that wins a race against a hare or pigs that lead a revolution to overthrow a tyrant and seize control of his farm.     In this instance, Lencioni focuses on "the rarity" of effective teamwork, noting that "teams, because they are made up of imperfect …
review by . August 12, 2005
Don't be fooled by the fable style. "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable" is not "Who Moved My Cheese?" Though I also enjoyed Johnson's "Cheese," Lencionni goes into much more depth.    His fable is lengthier, helping to build the case for the importance and difficulty of teambuilding. Lencionni does not simply let his parable speak for itself. Instead, he dissects the five relational qualities that infect teambuilding: absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack …
review by . March 19, 2005
The author tackles at least 5 dysfunctions which can lead to team stumbling blocks within a bureaucratic organization of any  significant size or complexity. These classic stumbling blocks are:    - Lack of trust  - Fear of commitment  - Organizational conflict  - Accountability  - Inattention to results    Trust is difficult to develop unless team members have substantial goal congruency. By fear of commitment, …
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