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Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators

Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators
Paperback - 192 pages - March 2005, Jossey-Bass - ISBN 9780787976378
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In the years following the publication of Patrick Lencioni s best-seller The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, fans have been clamoring for more information on how to implement the ideas outlined in the book. In Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni offers more specific, practical guidance for overcoming the Five Dysfunctions using tools, exercises, assessments, and real-world examples. He examines questions that all teams must ask themselves: Are we really a team? How are we currently performing? Are we prepared to invest the time and energy required to be a great team? Written concisely and to the point, this guide gives leaders, line managers, and consultants alike, the tools they need to get their teams up and running quickly and effectively.

Table of Contents:

Section One: Getting Clear on the Concept
* The Case for Teamwork
* Overview of the Model
* Two Important Questions

Section Two: Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team
* Overcoming Dysfunction #1: Building Trust
* Overcoming Dysfunction #2: Mastering Conflict
* Overcoming Dysfunction #3: Achieving Commitment
* Overcoming Dysfunction #4: Embracing Accountability
* Overcoming Dysfunction #5: Focusing on Results

Section Three: Answering Questions and Anticipating Problems
* Common Questions
* Objections from Participants
* Obstacles to Avoid

Section Four: Building the Team
* Team-Building Road Map and Time Lines
* The Initial Off-Site
* Tools and Exercises in Detail
Glossary of Terms
About The Table Group
About the Author


Lencioni is fast defining the next generation of leadership thinkers. Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager and Full Steam Ahead

Author Info:

Patrick Lencioni is president of The Table Group, a San Francisco Bay Area management consulting firm, and he is the author of several best-selling books.

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