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Episode 35- Patrick Lencioni on The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team

April 5, 2018 • Book Club
Patrick Lencioni

Passionate about creating great teams, Patrick Lencioni helps leaders and organizations improve teamwork, clarity and engagement. The founder and president of The Table Group, Patrick is the author of 11 books which have sold over 5 million copies. His work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Fortune and Inc., and the Wall Street Journal called him “one of the most in demand speakers in America.” On this episode, Patrick talks about the five dysfunctions that inhibit teams from reaching their potential. Learn how to build trust, embrace healthy conflict, commit to a goal, hold each other accountable, and get results.

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Show Notes

  • Dysfunction #1: The absence of vulnerability-based trust (2:15)
  • Two simple exercises that can change trust dynamics on a team (3:00)
  • An example of how the personal histories exercise can help build trust (4:18)
  • Dysfunction #2: The fear of conflict (7:00)
  • Tactics to have tough conversations (9:08)
  • Dysfunction #3: Lack of commitment (11:37)
  • How to get different ideas on the table (14:06)
  • Dysfunction #4: Avoidance of accountability (16:22)
  • The difference between commitment and consensus (14:40)
  • How to create accountability inside of a team (18:33)
  • The team effectiveness exercise to improve accountability (19:56)
  • Dysfunction #5: Inattention to results (24:52)
  • How to create clear thematic goals (26:45)
  • Tips to have effective meetings (28:05)
  • The biggest mistake leaders make (29:27)
  • The three traits of an ideal team player: hungry, humble and smart (31:24)
  • Resources and upcoming events (34:19) 


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