The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team

0119228348a0d6eae8184110l1.jpgYesterday I began reading the book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by Patrick Lencioni.  It is a New York Times Bestseller and I'm beginning to see why.  Although it's a secular book, much can be gleaned from Lencioni's thought-provoking insights about what it takes to lead others to work effectively toward a common goal.  I plan on posting more thoughts as I read through the book, but for now here are the 5 Dysfunctions he lists along with the corresponding results of how it affects a team. 1. Absence of Trust -> Invulnerability

2. Fear of Conflict -> Artificial Harmony

3. Lack of Commitment -> Ambiguity

4. Avoidance of Accountability -> Low Standards

5. Inattention to Results -> Status and Ego