Patrick Lencioni has provided us some amazing books. When I read the 5 Dysfunctions of a Team I was hooked. He has a writing style that is easy to understand and more importantly one where we can easily relate to.
The book is written for a management team so I had to tweak it to use it for my department of non-managers. It took some trial and error, but over a course of a couple months I saw some real progress.
Dysfunction #1: Absence of Trust
The fear of being vulnerable with team members prevents the building of trust within the team.
Dysfunction #2: Fear of Conflict
The desire to preserve artificial harmony stifles the occurrence of productive ideological conflict.
Dysfunction #3: Lack of Commitment
The lack of clarity or buy-in prevents team members from making decisions they will stick to.
Dysfunction #4: Avoidance of Accountability
The need to avoid interpersonal discomfort prevents team members from holding one another accountable.
Dysfunction #5: Inattention to Results
The pursuit of individual goals and personal status erodes the focus on collective success.
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I highly encourage everyone to read the book.