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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

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Charles Stransky

3 Hours 45 Minutes

Random House (Audio)

July 2002

Audio Book Summary

After her first two weeks observing the problems at DecisionTech, Kathryn Petersen, its new CEO, had more than a few moments when she wondered is she should have taken the job. But Kathryn knew there was little chance she would have turned it down. After all, retirement had made her antsy, and nothing excited her more than a challenge. What she could not have known when she accepted the job, however, was just how dysfunctional her team was, and how team members would challenge her in ways that no one ever had before.

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 bestselling 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.

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  • John W.

    Nice easy read/listen with impactful messages and thought provoking leadership inspiration.

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  • Anonymous

    Nice story with practical situational example. Easy to understand and good tips for application

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  • Charity B.

    Great book. Easy to relate and very relevant. A must-read for business serious about gaining a competitive advantage.

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  • Chris N.

    Enjoyed the audio book and learned much more from listening than from reading the book years ago.

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  • Holly I.

    This book describes how working in a team should look. And gives you a plan to get there.

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  • Lyly G

    Great book, excellent sorry telling with practical advice.

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  • Helena V

    Excellent team-building book with clear direction for simple implementation. Lencioni's storytelling illustrates typical personality conflicts that many CEOs and HR managers deal with on a daily basis. This book substantiates that regardless of how great a product or service may be, it's the people who drive a company's success or failure. Narration was good but could have been a bit more captivating.

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  • lori g

    Great working advise on team building. Not my favorite narrator, but easy to listen to.

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  • Sam M

    Good book, very illustrative. At first narrator seems to bite you but as time goes by you adapt, recommend listening in 1.25 speed

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  • Christopher N

    Very good examples and cenĂ¡rio used to explain subject portrait ed

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