The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

This represents a fairly unique take on a leadership book – told in story form compared to the typical chapter-by-chapter list of lessons. As a result, it was really enjoyable and quick to read. It’s also easy to see how the 5 dysfunctions appears within teams:

1. Lack of trust
2. Fear of conflict
3. Lack of commitment
4. Avoidance of accountability
5. Inattention to results

One of my favorite quotes:

…the reality remains that teamwork ultimately comes down to practicing a small set of principles over a long period of time. Success is not matter of mastering subtle, sophisticated theory, but rather an embracing common sense with uncommon levels of discipline and persistence.