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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team A Leadership Fable

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780787960759

ISBN10:
0787960756
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
4/11/2002
Publisher(s):
Jossey-Bass
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Summary

This unusual, instructive and entertaining fable shines light on dysfunctional teams. Bestselling business author and screenwriter Lencioni weaves a fictional story of the highly capable Kathryn Petersen who has an amazing capacity for building teams. Kathryn becomes the CEO of a struggling, high-profile company with an exceptionally dysfunctional executive team.

Author Biography

Patrick Lencioni is president of The Table Group, a San Francisco Bay Area management consulting firm, and author of the best-selling books The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive and The Five Temptations of a CEO. In addition to his work as an executive coach and consultant, Pat is a sought-after speaker. Prior to founding The Table Group, he worked at the management consulting firm Bain & Company, Oracle Corporation, and Sybase, where he was vice president of organizational development. He is on numerous advisory boards and sits on the National Board of Directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. Over the years, Pat has worked with hundreds of executive teams and CEOs–all struggling, at one time or another, with the potential for dysfunction among their teams.
Pat lives with his wife, Laura, and their twin boys, Matthew and Connor, in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can reach him at The Table Group’s web site, www.tablegroup.com, or at patricklencioni@tablegroup.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction.
The Fable.
Luck.
Part One: Underachievement.
Part Two: Lighting the Fire.
Part Three: Heavy Lifting.
Part Four: Traction.
The Model.
An Overview of the Model.
Team Assessment.
Understanding and Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions.
A Note About Time: KathrynĘs Methods.
A Special Tribute to Teamwork.
Acknowledgments.
About the Author


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