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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Book Summary

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By Patrick Lencioni

15 min


One of the most important elements of a successful organization is the strength of its teams. Despite this truth, effective teamwork can actually be quite rare due to the common dysfunctions inherent in them. There are five dysfunctions in particular which, when addressed, can lead to success. They include: Absence of Trust, Fear of Conflict, Lack of Commitment, Avoidance of Accountability and Inattention to Results. Patrick Lencioni identifies and explains each of these five dysfunctions by demonstrating them in story form. In this way, readers can more easily recognize these characteristics among their own team members and use the examples to make the needed changes.

About the Author

In 2008, Fortune magazine named Patrick Lencioni "one of the new gurus you should know."​ Lencioni has written many business themed books, with his most successful being “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.” He is also the pioneer of organizational health, calling it “the last competitive advantage in business today.” Lencioni is the founder of The Table Group, a management consulting firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has written ten books total which have sold nearly 5 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages.
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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

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