THE FIVE DYSFUNCTIONS OF A TEAMWhile waiting to meet some friends for dinner one afternoon last week, I decided to hang out in a Barnes & Noble close to the restaurant, and once I found this book (subtitled A Leadership Fable), I couldn’t put it down.  I read half of it before dinner.  Admittedly, it’s a quick read (just over 200 pages), but it’s also completely engrossing.  It tells the story of a CEO (“Kathryn”) who has just been brought in to turn around a small company that is struggling.  Presented as a case study of what she does to build a successful leadership team, it also explains Patrick Lencioni’s ideas about the eponymous dysfunctions: absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability, and inattention to results.

If you have anything to do with teams or team-building, you will want to pick this one up.

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