Mind Map of the Five Dysfunctions of a Team

This is part 4 of a 5 part afternoon series depicting the mind maps that I have created on the books of Patrick Lencioni. His website and company, The Table Group offers additional information on these subjects.

This mind map was constructed during the listening of the book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable (J-B Lencioni Series). From an Amazon reviewer:

This book is helpful to anyone who serves on a team and specifically helpful for team leaders. You will see yourself and your team in this book. More than that, you will find specific steps you can take to make your team better. Through a real life fable, Pat leads you through the steps you need to take to move a team from dysfunction to health. You will find a clear model as well as examples that are as relevant as your last meeting.

As I read this book I discovered:

1. A vocabulary I can use with my team to discuss dysfunction.
2. A self-analysis that will get the discussion started.
3. A clear model for implementation.

As a team leader, this book challenged me to:

1) Lead selflessly
2) Take risks
3) Encourage conflict
4) Embrace the power of meetings
4) Direct my team around a common theme

This book is simple, practical and filled with wisdom. Highly recommended.

Related Information:
Teamwork and Collaboration thru the eyes of Cisco
PDCA from the Outside-in
What is a great Team?
SALES PDCA Framework for Lean Sales and Marketing

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