The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

 

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

by Patrick Lencioni

 

 

 

I agree with the many readers who find this book a good reminder of basic but important dysfunctions that cause teams to operate less effectively:

1) Absence of trust
2) Fear of conflict
3) Lack of commitment
4) Avoidance of accountability
5) Inattention to results

The book does a good job of demonstrating how these effects can be masked by excuses such as not hurting teammates’ feelings. I personally found the parable style a little tedious, but many others say it is easy to read. It is definitely worth the effort.