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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team A Leadership Fable
Author: Patrick M. Lencioni
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 fascin...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780787960759
ISBN-10: 0787960756
Publication Date: 3/19/2002
Pages: 229
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Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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I found this book unexpectedly and thoroughly engrossing.

Told as a "leadership fable" the book follows a fictional woman who becomes CEO of a fictional company emeshed in a too-common crisis: her top level of management is unable to work together for the common good of the company. As the scenarios unfurl, the book easily illustrates why corporations often derail despite having good people and the best of intentions. No one is evil, no one is lazy, no one wants to fail; but one-by-one these managers come to see that they have a very dysfunctional team. But....can they turn themselves around?

The story felt real and truthful. I could identify "this type" and "that type" from my own experiences....and can even, regretfully, spot my own shortcomings, too.

This is a very readable book and I recommend it highly if you happen to work on this planet with other people and wonder why we can't all get along?? ****1/2 Four and a half stars!
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A quick read which imparts management skills through a parable of a fictional CEO stepping into a dysfunctional team at a software startup firm. Some useful information, made more memorable through the "example" which is the story.
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Instructional text set in fable form. Great read, worth the time for new managers or new teams.
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This book provided enjoyable readable lessons for any adults who work in team situations. I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars!
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Great stories to reference as you learn the habits and behaviors of people in leadership roles and become aware of how critical it is to be able to read past the words and actions to the real person behind them.


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