The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

by Patrick Lencioni. Jossey-Bass, 2002.

This bestseller set off a seismic change in leadership development, management, and consulting by shifting the focus from the individual performance of the CEO-senior pastor, agency president, department head, committee chair-to the collective performance of the leadership team. The core tenets around trust, conflict, commitment, accountability, and a “focus on results” are embedded in an engaging story of a new CEO hired to jumpstart an underperforming high-tech firm. The common-sense model-easy to understand, not-so-easy to implement-is readily applied to ministry settings, and will be appreciated by team members as well as leaders. Supplementary resources are available to support workshop and retreat leaders, staff trainers, and consultants, including (1) {{ A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators |}}, (2) participant workbooks for {{ team leaders |}} and {{team members |}}, (3) {{Facilitators Guide |}}, and (4) a {{video presentation |}} with supplementary material.