The next UHN Leadership Book club book will be
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive.
This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams. Kathryn Petersen, Decision Tech’s CEO, faces the ultimate leadership crisis: Uniting a team in such disarray that it threatens to bring down the entire company. Will she succeed? Will she be fired? Will the company fail?
Lencioni’s utterly gripping tale serves as a timeless reminder that leadership requires as much courage as it does insight. Throughout the story, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams even the best ones-often struggle.
He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. Just as with his other books, Lencioni has written a compelling fable with a powerful yet deceptively simple message for all those who strive to be exceptional team leaders.
About the author (2002)
Five Dysfunctions of a Team Summary 14 minute read
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is the fictional story of a new CEO and the team she is tasked to lead. Written by Patrick Lencioni, this New York Times bestseller takes the reader through a series of issues that CEO Kathryn Peterson encounters as she tries to lead her new team. Many business leaders have praised this leadership fable because it provides a solution to a problem most individuals encounter at some point: how to make dysfunctional teams work better together. The story introduces a new model for team work, the 5 Dysfunctions of a Team Model, which real-life teams can use to understand their own issues and how to overcome them in order to work better together.
Five Dysfunctions of a Team Model
While the Five Dysfunctions of a Team is an interesting story, the popularity of the book is due to the simple and accessible model of teamwork that it introduces. Represented as a Pyramid, Lencioni’s main character, Kathryn, uses the model to help her own team. However, this model can also be used to help real teams to understand how to work more cohesively.
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