Cover of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

A Leadership Fable

Patrick Lencioni

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Why is it so difficult to work as a team? Are there solutions to these difficulties? What can you do to help the team when you’re not the team leader? Patrick Lencioni is an American writer of books on business management, particularly in relation to team management. “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” exposes the underlying reasons behind the failure of most teams and how to surmount these challenges. Trust, conflict, commitment, accountability, and a focus on results are the five cultures that every successful team must embrace if they are going to enjoy working together and achieve their goals. Lencioni uses a fable to depict the 5 dysfunctions and prescribes a model for overcoming these dysfunctions.