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Book Title: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Author: Patrick Lencioni
Year Published: 2002
Helpful to: Practice Leaders
Brief Review: In "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team", Patrick Lencioni 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 faces the ultimate leadership crisis: uniting a team that is in such disarray that it threatens to bring down the entire company. Will she succeed?...Throughout the story, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions that 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 hurtles and build a cohesive, effective team. Just as with his other books, Lencioni has written a compelling fable with a deceptively simple yet powerful message for all those who strive to be exceptional team leaders.
Reviewers Comments: After reading this book, I could definitely see how the dysfunctions discussed were causing tumult -- and could continue to cause issues if not curtailed. It took some strong action, but finally, we have a team of professionals that anyone would be proud to work with. Inspiring, interesting and very worthwhile to anyone who is up for doing the "work" it takes to develop a "true" team. Cheryl Waterman, CVPM
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