Simple Wisdom Tip #37: The Challenges of Building an Effective Team

One of the biggest challenges in the work place is developing effective and highly functioning teams.  I’m currently working with a client on this and we’re asking the team members to read Patrick Lencioni’s classic The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.  Many of Lencioni’s books are brilliantly written in fable form and this little one offers a fascinating look at a hypothetical team of senior executives and how a new CEO builds them into an effective team.

Lencioni identifies the five dysfunctions as:

  1. Absence of trust,
  2. Fear of conflict,
  3. Lack of commitment,
  4. Avoidance of accountability and
  5. Inattention to results. 


It is a great read with some practical ideas and practices to improve an organization’s management team.  Want to discuss?  Let us know.


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