In this business fable, Patrick Lencioni tells the story of a team that has lost its way. The once high-functioning group is now struggling to survive as it hurtles toward disaster. The members of the team know they need to make changes but can’t seem to get started. They blame each other for their predicament and struggle to keep up appearances rationally knowing that underneath everything is dysfunction and fear. Lencioni’s characters provide insightful lessons on how any organization can break through self-defeating behaviors and achieve success by embracing trust, transparency, accountability, commitment, and passion.
For who is this book for ?
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is for managers and team leaders who want to better understand how teams can dysfunction and what they can do about it. It’s also great for employees who want to have an understanding of their company’s dynamics from the bottom up.
- The book is extremely well written.
- The story is engaging and easy to read.
- It provides a lot of useful information about leadership and team building.
- The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is not an easy read.
- It can be repetitive at times.
- Some readers may find the business focus limiting.
Learn more about the author
Patrick M. Lencioni is president of The Table Group, a management and executive consulting firm, and the best-selling author of six books including “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” which has been translated into more than 20 languages. Lenci oni’s work has been featured in Fast Company, Fortune Small Business, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous other publications. He currently resides near San Francisco with his wife Claudia and four children.
“This book should be required reading for anyone in a position of leadership.”
“Patrick Lencioni is one of those rare business authors who can write both informative and entertaining books. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is no exception- it’s an insightful look at the problems that often plague teams, combined with true stories that make the lessons memorable. If you’re looking to build (or rebuild) a strong team, this book is a must-read.”
“This book is an easy and fast read. I picked it up last night and finished it this morning. The characters are interesting, the plot moves quickly, and there is a lot of good information about team dynamics.”
“The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is one of the most insightful and actionable business books I’ve ever read. Patrick Lencioni has done an amazing job describing how to build trust, courage, and accountability within teams – something that can be applied in any industry.”