The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Enhanced Edition

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Enhanced Edition Summary

The New York Times best-selling team leadership handbook for modern executives, managers, and organizations

In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, author Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive. This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams.

Kathryn Petersen, Decision Tech's CEO, faces the ultimate leadership crisis: uniting a team in such disarray that it threatens to bring down the entire company. Will she succeed? Will she be fired? Will the company fail? Lencioni's utterly gripping tale serves as a timeless reminder that leadership requires as much courage as it does insight.

Throughout the story, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams, even the best ones, often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. Just as with his other books, Lencioni has written a compelling fable with a powerful yet deceptively simple message for all those who strive to be exceptional team leaders.

Book Reviews

Malkia S

Love it5 star

I was reading this book as it was recommended as a read for my Jack Welch masters program. I was also part of a new team at my company and was amazed as I read the book how it seemed as if he was describing my teams current struggles. After starting couldn’t stop reading because I was so intrigued as to how it would end… let’s say upon completion I was equipped with the tools to take back to my team for us all to utilize to become stronger together. I will be purchasing more of his books.55


Very insightful and instructional on team building5 star

Great read with very practical advise on building of high performing teams….55


Great book5 star

Very engaging for an educational book. Highly recommend55


Five Dysfunctions of a team5 star

As a small business owner this was on point for me. I really understood the challenges depicted in this story and could relate totally.55


Another great book! Solid!!!5 star

Had the pleasure of meeting the author this year at Dave Ramsey's EntreLeadership Summit in Dallas last May. What a great, knowledgable author. And a nice man too. Taught me about humble, hungry and smart in building a team from his first book which they gave us at the Summit. Love his writing style. Highly recommend especially if you own a business or are running a team.55

Nicholas A Beaird

Wisdom nugget after wisdom nugget5 star

This was an incredibly good, and easy, read. This book is full of pragmatic ideologies one will be able to take to their team as soon as the book is finished. I would highly recommend this book to any business leader.55


Great read5 star

As an active duty Marine, this book will help with developing a team. Marines are trained as a team and are taught to adapt and overcome. This book has just opened my eyes a bit more when it comes to encouraging conflicts for the better of the team. I recommend this book for any member of any team. Maybe this book will make the "Commandants Reading List" one day. #SemperFidelis #Gunny55


Must read for any true leader5 star

Recommended to me during the job interview and I truly enjoyed it.55

DTC 52

Pleasantly easy to read and helpful.5 star

I had to read this book for work and was worried it was going to be hard to get through. I was definitely wrong. I was hooked from the beginning and finished the book quickly. It's very helpful information and I really enjoyed the style he used to explain the subject. It's worth your time.55


Engaging5 star

This book was very engaging. It was hard to put down. I finished it in two nights and learned a ton about leading a team.55

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