The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

What I love about this book is that it not only teaches you a lesson, it changes the way you think about teamwork completely. And, since it’s told in a fable style it’s a very quick and painless read. The “Five Dysfunctions” helped me realize the importance of not only being a leader, but being part of a team, and building teams that function well together. Too often we see teams in ministries, offices, and even families dealing with inefficiency due to lack of trust, fear of conflict or confrontation, lack of commitment, avoidance or accountability or inattention to results. This book also teaches us how none are independant from the other- one dysfunction can become the breeding ground for all the others.


What was your biggest wake-up call from the 5 Dysfunctions of a Team? What were some things you noticed your team does, or that you do that foster an unhealthy attitude?

Do you relate to any of the characters in the book?

Are there any traits  in Katherine, the leader in the book, that you would want to emulate or develop in yourself?

“No matter how good an individual may be feeling about his or her situation, if the team loses, everyone loses.” - Patrick Lencioni

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