Patrick Lencioni's The Five Dysfunctions Of A Team

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In his book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, recognized analyst Patrick Lencioni (2002), employs the literary style of injecting tales to stretch out a down to earth message of the rights and wrongs of group leaders. Lencioni believes there are five dysfunctions at the focal point of why teams often fall short. Lencioni illustrates, through his fable, the common barriers presented, a dynamic model, and active steps that can be used to build an effective and powerful group. At the onset of Lencioni's story we meet the main character, Kathryn Petersen, DecisionTech's recently and hesitantly assigned CEO. Kathryn, we find, immediately struggles with an administration crisis. Her team is in shambles. Kathryn now must try to join a group that

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