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

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The final installment in a trilogy that includes The Five Temptations of a CEO (1998) and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive (2000), this fictional story demonstrates how a new CEO reforms a dysfunctional executive team with a series of sometimes-painful off-site meetings designed to break them of bad habits. The company has superior tangible and intangible assets yet is behind its competitors in terms of revenue and customer growth. When Kathryn is brought on board to figure out why, she forces her reluctant team to examine their interpersonal behaviors, such as letting individual ego get in the way of team goals. She demands healthy conflict and accountability among the group and vigilantly prevents them from sliding back into old habits. Losing a couple executives in the process, she succeeds in turning the company around. Lencioni demonstrates his points effectively by getting the reader involved in the characters and the tension between them. He wraps up this "leadership fable" with a brief discussion containing additional suggestions on overcoming the five deadly dysfunctions.

Product Information
Binding: Hardcover
Specs: 240 pages | .85 Lbs
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Inc. | Publish Date 04/02 | Copyright 2002

Table Of Contents:

The Fable
Part One: Underachievement
Part Two: Lighting the Fire
Part Three: Heavy Lifting
Part Four: Traction
The Model
An Overview of the Model
Team Assessment
Understanding and Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions
A Note About Time: Kathryn's Methods
A Special Tribute to Teamwork
About the Author

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