The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick M. Lencioni
A Leadership Fable

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Patrick Lencioni weaves a tale of fiction with the factual analysis of the corporate world together.
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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.
 

About Patrick M. Lencioni

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Patrick M. Lencioni is founder and president of The Table Group, a management consulting firm specializing in organizational health and executive team development. As a consultant and keynote speaker, he has worked with thousands of senior executives in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 and mid-size companies to start-ups and nonprofits. Lencioni is the author of nine business books with over three million copies sold worldwide.He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and four boys.
 
Published November 17, 2011 by Jossey-Bass. 243 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction
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Publishers Weekly

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This guide will be a boon for those struggling with the inherent difficulties of leading a group.

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Examiner

Excellent
on Sep 17 2009

The book is a quick read and well worth your time.

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Bestsellersworld

Excellent

Like the author's previous books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive, this is highly recommended.

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Zimbio

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on Jan 20 2013

He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team.

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Helium

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on Mar 22 2010

Patrick Lencioni weaves a tale of fiction with the factual analysis of the corporate world together.

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