7.17.2007

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

I read a great leadership book today - The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni. I know I'm probably one of the last people who hadn't read this, but I finally got around to it today and it was great! I love the leadership books on the market that start off with a leadership fable and then develop the principles laid out in the story. Lencioni's books are of this sort. I think it makes them highly readable. I look forward to reading his other leadership books.

Without going into too much detail, the five dysfunctions are 1) absence of trust, 2) fear of conflict, 3) lack of commitment, 4) avoidance of accountability, and 5) inattention to results. I love the topic of teamwork. Very few organisations do it well. But when it's good, it's awesome.

1 comment:

Eric Neill said...

Based on your brief description of the 'five dysfunctions', I think you could apply those to just about any relationship between two or mroe people. My first thought upon reading them was, "Man, I know a lot of people whose marriage suffers from one or all of those."