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What are the five dysfunctions to a healthy team? Watch the video of Patrick Lencioni above.

Read my review of his book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, here.


Have you ever been involved in a group that called itself a team, but really wasn’t?

One group that I was involved in met on a frequent basis. We lived in the same area, and the founders called the group a team. However, we did not function as a team.

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“Meetings and movies have a lot in common. A movie, on average, runs anywhere from ninety minutes to two hours in length. Staff meetings are about the same…And yet meetings are interactive, whereas movies are not… More importantly, movies have no real impact on our lives… [and] every great movie has conflict. Without it, we just don’t care what happens to the characters.”

Quote from Patrick Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team