Patrick M Lencioni

J-B Lencioni: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team (Hardcover)

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AuthorPatrick M Lencioni
Publication DateApril, 2002
ISBN-139780787960759
GenreBusiness & Economics/Management - General
<p>In <em>The Five Dysfunctions of a Team</em> Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, <em>The Five Temptations of a CEO</em> and <em>The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive</em>. This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> 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.</p>

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In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive. This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams.

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.

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.

FIVE DYSFUNCTIONS OF TEAM

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Series Title
J-B Lencioni
Publisher
Wiley
Number of Pages
240
Author
Patrick M Lencioni
Title
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
ISBN-13
9780787960759
Publication Date
April, 2002
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.00 x 6.00 x 1.50 Inches
ISBN-10
0787960756

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Interesting useful book.
I ordered this book for someone else. What I've read so far is very interesting and useful.
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I was required to read...
I was required to read this for work. It was a quick read, and some of it I think will be helpful. I have to question framing it as a "fable": by presenting it as basically fiction, the author has a lot of leeway in setting up situations the way he wants them to play out. I don't know that any organization has a director as saintly as the one in this book. It wasn't my cup of tea, but it certainly could have been worse.
Most helpful positive review
Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars
Interesting useful book.
I ordered this book for someone else. What I've read so far is very interesting and useful.
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Average Rating:(2.0)out of 5 stars
I was required to read...
I was required to read this for work. It was a quick read, and some of it I think will be helpful. I have to question framing it as a "fable": by presenting it as basically fiction, the author has a lot of leeway in setting up situations the way he wants them to play out. I don't know that any organization has a director as saintly as the one in this book. It wasn't my cup of tea, but it certainly could have been worse.
I ordered this book for someone else. What I've read so far is very interesting and useful.
I was required to read this for work. It was a quick read, and some of it I think will be helpful. I have to question framing it as a "fable": by presenting it as basically fiction, the author has a lot of leeway in setting up situations the way he wants them to play out. I don't know that any organization has a director as saintly as the one in this book. It wasn't my cup of tea, but it certainly could have been worse.

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Interesting useful book.

I ordered this book for someone else. What I've read so far is very interesting and useful.

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Ive been in corporate...

I've been in corporate America for just under 4 years now. In my time, I've never really bought into the majority of management strategies I've seen because well, they blatantly do not work; and if they do, its at an absurd cost of employee retention, dissatisfaction and needless overwork. Passive aggressiveness, no accountability, scared of conflict... I see it too often, and I'm constantly frustrated by it. And just when I thought I was alone, I read this book and was completely blown away. Everything I've felt, is here, written down in this book. Its quite extraordinary. I feel a bit like Jerry Mcguire did after writing his 'Mission Statement.' I want to buy copies of this book and put it in the mailboxes of management across corporate America. Unfortunately, one thing I've learned in life is you can't force people to change, they have to be willing and accepting to move forward on there own... or be forced by a higher hand. I can't force others who don't see it themselves, and as the low man on the totem pole, its a hard to play the upper hand. But dammit, at least I'll go down swinging, knowing I'm not alone.

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A look at the five dys...

A look at the five dysfunctions that can derail teamwork. We were given this book at my work place to read as a team building exercise and I was very surprised at what a quick, easy and pleasant read it turned out to be, I read it in less than two days. The first part is written like a story and deals with a promising company that is not living up to its potential and a new CEO's efforts to find out what is holding the company back and how to fix it. The second section, a very short section, breaks down the five basic dysfunctions that can prevent teamwork and gave examples and exercises to help work on them. We've only had one meeting so far where we discussed and started to use it's techniques but it's already shown some promising benefits and I am looking forward to seeing if we can continue to build on that. I would recommend this book for anyone looking to work on teamwork for their business but really, these techniques could easily be applied in the personal sector as well.

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Good book for teaching...

Good book for teaching concepts in an interesting manner. My only complaint is the convenient manner in which everything worked out in the end. It should have included a chapter or section on resolving conflict between team members who are at uncompromising ends of a decision besides leading to one quitting or getting fired. That aside, it is still an informative read - and quick - without making you want to take a nap in the middle. I would definitely recommend it to anyone working on a team, whether they're the leader or just a member.

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I am never sure when I...

I am never sure when I read a leadership book that is more story than to-dos. Lencioni did a good job of weaving the scenario to describe the 5 dysfunctions: absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability and inattention to results. Visualizing personally and professionally and relating to the characters in the story was helpful.


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