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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
ISBN: 9780787960759
Author: Lencioni, Patrick M.
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
Published: April 2002
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Binding Type: Hardcover
Annotation: Praise for Patrick Lencioni

"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

Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Business & Economics | Management - General
- Business & Economics | Leadership
Dewey: 658.403
LCCN: 2001008099
Series: J-B Lencioni
Physical Information: 1.00" H x 100.00" L x 6.00" W
Bargain Category: High School, Adult
Grade level(s): 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
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.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2002 March #4)
In keeping with the parable style, Lencioni (The Five Temptations of a CEO) begins by telling the fable of a woman who, as CEO of a struggling Silicon Valley firm, took control of a dysfunctional executive committee and helped its members succeed as a team. Story time over, Lencioni offers explicit instructions for overcoming the human behavioral tendencies that he says corrupt teams (absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability and inattention to results). Succinct yet sympathetic, this guide will be a boon for those struggling with the inherent difficulties of leading a group. 100,000 first printing. (Apr.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.