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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
Article Type: Book reports From: Kybernetes, Volume 40, Issue 1/2
Patrick Lencioni,Wiley,2010,Price: on application to Wiley at: www.wiley.com,230 pp.,ISBN 978-0-7879-6075-9
This is a text about a leadership crisis in which the leader has the challenge of bringing together a team that is in such a chaotic state that it could affect the future of the company itself. It outlines the five dysfunctions that the author believes are the main reasons for failure, provides a model and also a list of steps that could be introduced to overcome common failures. This strategy, we are told, will not only strengthen also result in the forming of a reliable and competent team. The text evolves as story which has a strong message for both team leaders and for team members.