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Author(s): Patrick LencioniDownload  

Publish: Published April 11th 2002 by Jossey-Bass (first published September 28th 1998)

ISBN: ISBN 0787960756 (ISBN13: 9780787960759)


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.

Some Reviews: 60,355 ratings 2,740 reviews in

Beth Hatch

Beth Hatch rated it     
I’ve been reading a lot of team building and leadership books lately, and this is by far one of my favorites. Written in story format, it tells the story about an female CEO who is hired to help a company in crisis. She is able to help them team build in order to be a more successful company by helping them recognize and change their dysfunction.The biggest difference between a book like this and a book like “I’d Rather Be in Charge,” is that one is self-focused, the other is team focused. 

Depending on what you want – to better yourself or your company – will decide what approach you favor. For me, it’s this one. I love collaboration and prefer to see the whole picture of an organization and how it works, how the people work within it, in order to solve problems and function more efficiently.

When you have a company where there is no buy-in, more “me” focused team members, no trust, etc. it is a recipe for disaster. I love the solutions laid out in this book.

Unfortunately, this is written for the highest level executives who have the power to make real change. Middle managers and staff do not have the ability to instigate change on this level without the direction from the top. We can only hope.

Carre Gardner

Carre Gardner rated it      
I never imagined I would give a business book a 5-star rating. In fact I never imagined I would even pick up a business book, but a friend passed this on to us, and being somewhat short of English-language reading material here in Russia, I gave it a try. The things that make this book readable are: 1)it’s short, and 2)it’s told as a story. The principles aren’t just for businesspeople. They’re sound advice for marriage, ministry teams, or any time you have more than one person forced to work together to accomplish a single goal. I read it in a single afternoon and–if you can believe this–I wished for a sequel so that I could find out what happened in the characters’ lives after they made their company a success.
Bob Wallner

Bob Wallner rated it      
Must read for anyone that works in teams. As relevant now as it was 12 years ago!I personally enjoy business books written in fiction. They reel me in and excite me in a way that a non-fiction or text cannot. 5 Dysfunctions of a Team reeled me in completely. Even though I have not held executive office – I HAVE been on that team! 

As usual I listened to the Audible version of this book and it was read well. The narrator captured the mood of the book perfectly.

Lastly I loved the fact that the author draws you back in at the end. The fictional story ends and he gives you just enough textbook information to make implementing the fable practicable.

Although it was short – 3-1/2 hours on audio – it was quite worth a read!


Jimmie rated it     
I listened to the audio version of this book. For a business based book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team was an good read. The book is outlined as a story about applying how the five dysfunctions of a team is used in a fictional tale, hence the Leadership Fable portion of the title. The reader can paraphrase this book and focus on the five dysfunctions of a team and apply these to current and future teams. Or the you can read or listen to the entire book. The reader can also use these tools to see how past teams have worked or not worked. As with other business books, the Myers Briggs assessment is used to determine how best to utilize teams. This is a quick book that I will use with my current and future teams.

MGMaudlin rated it     
Sometimes a book makes waves because it breaks new ground, reveals new truths, and shifts the paradigms by which we see an idea or problem. But sometimes a book’s significance is established by less dramatic means, i.e., by merely saying efficiently, clearly, and in a helpful manner what the received wisdom is on a common problem. The latter explains the success of Patrick Lencioni’s classic THE FIVE DYSFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM. I can’t imagine anyone who works on a team who would not benefit from reading it or, and this would make it much more valuable, discussing the fable as a group. Well, worth your time.


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