The Five Dysfunctions of a Team : A Leadership Fable
- Hardback | 240 pages
- 151 x 216 x 21mm | 398g
- 18 Apr 2002
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
- New York, United States
- 1st ed.
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In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni offers a leadership fable that is as compelling and enthralling as it is realistic, relevant, and practical. Through his keen intellect and storytelling power, he turns to the fascinating, complex world of teams.
Kathryn Petersen, DecisionTech's CEO, 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? Will she be fired? Will the company fail? Lencioni's riveting tale serves as a timeless reminder that leadership requires as much courage as it does insight.
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 hurdles 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.
Back cover copy
"A gripping analysis of what makes teams work effectively. This fine work is a must-read for any leader that has come to grips with the fact that no one makes progress--much less succeeds--alone."
- James H. Amos Jr., president and CEO, Mail Boxes Etc.
"Every manager and executive will recognize themselves somewhere in this book. Lencioni distills the problems that keep even the most talented teams from realizing their full potential. Even more important, he shows--in prose that is crisp, clear, and fun to read--how to solve them."
- Geoffrey A. Moore, chairman, The Chasm Group; author, Crossing the Chasm, Inside the Tornado, and Living on the Fault Line
"This book is as thought-provoking, insightful, and rich with ideas as The Five Temptations of a CEO. I've used it with my team and it works!"
- Phillip J. Hildebrand, executive vice president and chief distribution officer, New York Life Insurance Company
"Compelling and incisive, this will become the definitive guide on how to build and manage successful teams."
- Jean Kovacs, president and CEO, Comergent Technologies
"As practical, readable, and compelling as his other books. I'm sure this will be another business classic."
- Richard Carr, president and CEO, TEC International
Table of contents
"Concise and easy to follow, this book is recommended for academic and public libraries with management collections and for anyone who is a member of a team that needs improvement." (Library Journal, April 15, 2002)
"...there is a lot of good sense in this book...certainly offers some useful pointers..." (Supply Management, 28 March 2002)
"...is worth exploring..." (Progress, Summer 2002)
"...an entertaining quick read filled with information easy to digest..." (The star online, 12 August 2003)
About Patrick M. Lencioni