The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, renowned author Patrick Lencioni turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams. Using his familiar writing style of incorporating fables, Lencioni tells the story

of Kathryn Petersen, DecisionTech’s CEO, who faces the ultimate leadership crisis: How to unite a team that is in such disarray that it threatens to bring down the entire company. Will she succeed? Will she be fired? Lencioni’s tale serves as a timeless reminder that leadership requires courage and insight.

As difficult as it is to build a cohesive team, it is not complicated. In fact, keeping it simple is critical, whether you run the executive staff of a multinational company, a small department within a larger organization, or even if you are merely a member of a team that needs improvement.

Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions that are at the very heart of why teams — even the best ones — often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and action- able steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohe- sive, effective team.

Lencioni’s compelling fable offers a deceptively simple yet powerful message for all those who strive to be exceptional team leaders.