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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable Audiobook by Patrick Lencioni offers a fable in leadership with a fascinating and instructional value as the author has done in his first two books “The Five Temptations of a CEO” and “The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive”; but in this occasion, he takes the subject of the world of team work to apply his strong intelligence and writing style power.

Using the parable approach, Lencioni tells the story of a woman, CEO of a troublesome Silicon Valley company, and the attempt to control a dysfunctional executive committee and helped them to be successful as a team.

After presenting this fable, the author gives clear indications to eliminate the tendency in human beings that spoils teams and their work; such as lacking trust in each other, afraid of conflicts, absence of commitment, evading responsibility, and little or no attention to result at all. The guidance offer in this audiobook, a brief but sympathetic one, will become an advantage for people fighting with the difficulties found as the moment of being a leader.

Beginning with all the theory established by other material in the area, and using a fictional organization, the author provides practical steps in a very powerful design that can be utilized on the elimination of these issues and turn a problematic team into a cohesive and hard-working one.


The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable Audiobook by Patrick Lencioni provides all the necessary steps to be a good leader in a troublesome group of people and it does it taking as a base a fictional account of a non-existing company. The audiobook gives in his 3 hours and 45 minutes of duration a well-design plan to overcome the difficulties a non-homogenous group of people with no interest at all in the results can be changed into a well-working and well-assembled team.

Establishing five principles to eliminate the factors that can tainted the good development of the company; from all these principles, the fifth one is presented as the weaken one when the author establishes the need of scarifying your position in favor of the team and do not propose a balance of both positions in order to get accords and benefits both sides of the company. It is the only flaw that it is appreciated in the whole material, and that does not diminish the value of the proposed steps to improve the team work.

At the end of listening all the material, the understanding of the how a team should work is clearer than at the beginning and the style the author decides to express his position is quite original and very refreshing.

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