thoughts/ideas/opinions from scott hodge

Tuesday, July 13

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

This morning in our staff meeting we listened to a teaching CD by Patrick Lencioni entitled “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” based on one of his books by the same title. A few of us had the opportunity to hear Patrick speak last year at the Willow Creek Leadership Summit. The first book I read by him was The Five Temptations of a CEO a few years ago - great book...

According to Lencioni, there are five major dysfunctions that every team faces. Here they are:

1. Absence of Trust
2. Fear of Conflict
3. Lack of Commitment
4. Avoidance of Accountability
5. Inattention to Results
His idea is that each of these builds upon one another. For example, if there is an absence of trust, there cannot be good, healthy conflict between team members.

Good stuff and a definite suggested read if you lead or are a part of a team of any kind.

You can find some of Lencioni’s materials here.