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

by Patrick Lencioni

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470893883
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/03/2010
Series: J-B Lencioni Series , #16
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,187,897
File size: 816 KB

About the Author

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. Learn more about Pat and his firm at www.tablegroup.com.

Table of Contents

Why a Field Guide? xiii

Section One: Getting Clear on the Concept 1

The Case for Teamwork 3

A Quick Overview of the Model 7

Two Important Questions 9

Section Two: Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team 11

Overcoming Dysfunction #1: Building Trust 13

Overcoming Dysfunction #2: Mastering Conflict 37

Overcoming Dysfunction #3: Achieving Commitment 51

Overcoming Dysfunction #4: Embracing Accountability 61

Overcoming Dysfunction #5: Focusing on Results 69

Section Three: Answering Questions and Anticipating Problems 81

Common Questions 83

Objections from Participants 89

Obstacles to Avoid 93

Section Four: Building the Team 101

Team-Building Road Map 103

The Initial Off-Site 107

Tools and Exercises in Detail 113

Glossary of Terms 143

Resources 149

Acknowledgments 153

About the Author 155

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